Core Maths Summer Festival - Find The Fraud, Catch The Con, Stop The Scam

Overview

We’ll explore how to use probability distributions, statistical analysis, and the exploitation of surprising number patterns to determine whether people are cheating, or whether you’re being scammed.

We’ll do some live data collection, test whether you’re psychic, and explore recent news headlines claiming high-level fraud.

Ben Sparks is a mathematician, musician, and public speaker. He gives maths talks and workshops around the world, to students, teachers and the general public. He is part freelance and part time with the Advanced Maths Support Programme (AMSP), and he's based at the University of Bath. His work includes regular appearances on the Numberphile YouTube channel and shows with the Maths Inspiration and the MathsFest projects.

Find him on twitter @SparksMaths

Who will benefit from attending?

These sessions are designed to appeal to all maths teachers, regardless of how much experience of Core Maths you have had, if any. These sessions are also likely to appeal to teachers of other subjects that incorporate some mathematical content, such as Biology, Geography and Social Science.

Materials and Equipment

The sessions take place on Zoom.

We aim to emulate as much of the ‘face-to-face’ experience as possible and strongly encourage you to put your webcam on for some or all of the session. Please also come prepared to discuss and reflect for short periods in breakout rooms as this will be a feature of most of the sessions.

Eligibility

All teachers are eligible to apply for a place at the festival. If the festival becomes over-subscribed, teachers from state-funded schools and colleges are given priority; this may mean that we may be unable to provide places to non-state-sector applicants.

Cost

The sessions are free of charge to all teachers in England.

Key Facts

Event ref:

#8307

Audience:

Teachers

Curriculum focus:

Core Maths

Event format:

Live Online Professional Development

Event length:

2.0 hours

Region:

National

Date:

Thu 17th Jun 2021

Course times:

16:00 - 18:00

Fee:

Free for teachers in England

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Queries?

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

Kirsty Woods
[email protected]

The AMSP, through MEI, holds the NCETM CPD Standard

National Centre for Excellence in the teaching of Mathematics

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