Braiding & Dragons

London

Overview

A free enrichment session designed to enthuse Year 8 students about studying mathematics and extend their knowledge of mathematics beyond the school curriculum.

Who will benefit from attending?

Students who would benefit from an exploration of the wider world of mathematics.

Content

During the Braiding talk, students will have the opportunity to make a mathematical braid with a cardboard octogon, by repeatedly moving the third strand of wool. The session then moves on to look at which other numbers could be used in the place of 8 (the number of sides) and 3 (the strand).
This investigation leads to a discussion of factors, multiples, and coprime numbers and encourages the audience to make and test their own conjectures. It has been described as "very engaging" and a "wonderful enrichment activity", which leads audiences to be "still pondering over a theory" long after the talk.
 
The Dragon Quiz involves students working in teams with students from other schools to answer questions. This gives students the opportunity to improve their mathematical communication skills and make new friends. The aim is to make the longest dragon

Cost

FREE

Key Facts

Event ref:

#6105

Audience:

Students

Target year:

Year 8

Curriculum focus:

11-16 maths

Mathematical focus:

Problem solving

Event format:

Enrichment

Event length:

2 hours

Region:

London and South East

Venue:

Trinity School,
Shirley Park,
Croydon,
CR9 7AT

Date:

Tue 2nd Jul 2019

Course times:

13:30 - 15:30

Fee:

FREE

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Queries?

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

Sinad Vaughan
[email protected]
07815 920505

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