Greenwich Maths Time

Greenwich

Overview

The University of Greenwich Maths Centre and Advanced Maths Support Programme are delighted to be hosting Greenwich Maths Time. We will be presenting a day of exciting mathematical talks, workshops and hands-on activities.

The Festival and all its events are free. Due to the anticipated popularity, please complete the booking link.

The day will feature 45 minute sessions by:

  • Rob Eastaway (topic TBA)
  • Aoife Hunt (The Maths of Crowds)
  • Takita Bartlett (Maths in Style)
  • Ioanna Georgiou (Peculiar Deaths of Famous Mathematicians)
  • Jonathan Histed (Make your own Boomerang)
  • James Morris and Jude Mortimer (Maths beyond GCSE)

The day is pitched at KS4 students, but would suit year 9 and sixth form students.

Aims

  • To explore the Maths that goes on in everyday life
  • To consider future pathways to study Maths post 16
  • To present the diversity of Maths and of the people who do it

Content

Rob Eastaway - Topic TBA

Information coming soon

Aoife Hunt - The Maths of Crowds

Information coming soon

Ioanna Georgiou - Peculiar Deaths of Famous Mathematicians

Ioanna (possible pronunciation Yo-Anna) is a mathematics educator who finds story telling a fascinating way to communicate mathematical ideas from the times they were emerging. Turning to stories of the past, with lively characters full of resilience and determination gives a rather comprehensive glimpse of what maths has been doing for us possibly ever since early humans started counting. Ioanna is a Fellow of the Institute of Mathematics and its Applications, a Chartered Mathematics Teacher and author of “Mathematical Adventures!" (2020) and "Peculiar Deaths of Famous Mathematicians " 

Jonathan Histed - What makes pigs and boomerangs fly in circles?

A fun interactive workshop that introduces students to Newton’s first law, linear and rotational mechanics, and gyroscopes. Culminating with the chance to build a novel cardboard boomerang.

James Morris and Jude Mortimer - Maths beyond GCSE

In this session James & Jude will explore how maths supports numerous careers students may not associate with maths. The session will consider the various options (Core Maths, Maths & Further Maths) available to students beyond GCSE and help them identify the qualification most appropriate for them.

Takita Bartlett - Maths in Style

Working at the intersection of STEM, fashion and education, Takita specialises in creative applications of maths and technology across fashion and design. Her mathematical clothing/jewellery designs are a unique blend of style with educational purposes that have graced the red carpet and classrooms alike! Since founding STEM in Style in 2018, she has delivered STEAM events/workshops for over 2000 young people nationally and internationally, in addition to lecturing and consulting on sustainable fashion and creative tech/data solutions. 

In this session Takita will use maths and data visualisations to explore and communicate the environmental impact of fashion.

 

Key Facts

Event ref:

#10019

Audience:

Students

Target year:

Year 9, 10, 11, 12 & 13

Curriculum focus:

11-16 maths

Event format:

Enrichment

Event length:

1 day

Region:

London and South East

Venue:

University of Greenwich,
Old Royal Naval College,
Park Row,
SE10 9LS

Date:

Tue 28th Jun 2022

Course times:

10:00 - 15:00

Fee:

Free

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If you have any queries about this event, please do not hesitate to contact:

James Morris
[email protected]

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