Subject

15

Date & time

Fri, 15 Nov 2019
10:45 - 15:45

Venue

University of Salford
The Crescent
Salford, M5 4PD

Ticket price

£21 + VAT* *Plus one complimentary staff ticket per ten students

About this day

Give your KS5 students the opportunity to meet our crack team of mathematicians, engineers, statisticians, architects, code-breakers, data scientists and more for the ultimate educational experience.  Maths in Action features five lively and enriching sessions exploring a variety of topics carefully designed to extend students’ knowledge.  A session on examination success will equip students with the tools to succeed, and each student will receive our handy revision guide.

Programme & speakers

Playing to win: the role of statistics in sport David Percy, Salford Business School

There are increasing trends in the use of technology in sport and the collection of large data sets. We will investigate these data sets using mathematical modelling and statistical analysis.

David Percy

About David Percy

David is Associate Director of the Centre for Sports Business. He is Chair of the Mathematics Today Editorial Board and Chair of the Conferences Committee for the IMA.

Practical session Ed Southall, University of Huddersfield

Ed will run a new session jam-packed with puzzles, demonstrations and mathematical conundrums.  You will need a pen and paper for Ed’s presentation.

Ed Southall

About Ed Southall

Ed has taught in Education for 12 years in a variety of roles.  He has written several books on geometry puzzles as well as teaching and understanding maths.

Fractals and Dynamical Systems Katie Steckles, Mathematics Communicator

Fractals are infinitely detailed mathematical objects, and studying them uses a range of mathematical ideas, from algorithms and geometric constructions to infinite limits and different ways of measuring dimensions. Discover some mind-blowing new concepts while finding out about the mathematics behind natural structures and how it’s used in computer graphics.

Katie Steckles

About Katie Steckles

Since finishing her PhD in mathematics Katie has talked about maths at science & music festivals, on BBC radio, as part of theatre shows and online .