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.
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.
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 constructions to infinite limits and different ways of measuring dimensions. Discover fractals in natural structures and how they’re used in computer graphics.
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 .
The Future of Flight Sophie Harker, BAE Systems
From breaking speed records to flying an aircraft into orbit, the aerospace industry is on the verge of major breakthroughs. Sophie will introduce some revolutionary projects and show that mathematicians provide a vital role in engineering them.
About Sophie Harker
Sophie is a senior aerodynamicist at BAE Systems, she was awarded the Sir Henry Royce Medal 2018 and is the IET’s Young Woman Engineer of the Year 2018.
Music in space Martin Archer, DJ and physicist
You may have thought space was empty, but in fact engulfing our planet is a symphony of sounds produced by an incredibly complicated and gigantic musical instrument. Find out how applying Maths to satellite measurements helped us solve a mystery about this instrument some 45 years in the making!
About Martin Archer
Martin Archer is a DJ Physicist. By day he works as Space Physicist, by night he is a DJ on Kiss.