Nira Chamberlain and The Monte Carlo Simulation


Our Winter Core Maths Festival is comprised of six inspirational talks by seven inspirational speakers. We hope that these will enthuse, challenge and enlighten you and offer a springboard to the creation of fantastic contextualised maths lessons.

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.

We strongly believe that greater collaboration across departments can be hugely beneficial for students and encourage you to invite your science and social science colleagues to this talk.


Dr Nira Chamberlain
Dr Nira Chamberlain
President of the Institute of Mathematics and its Applications


The first talk in our Saturday double-bill is the incredible, Dr Nira Chamberlain. Nira is President of the Institute of Mathematics and its Applications and has over 25 years experience writing mathematical models and simulation algorithms that solve complex industrial problems. All students will learn how to use mathematics to predict the future, but for a lot of them this will be limited to the outcome of coins being flipped or playing cards being selected. Yet, these same students will also be using the results of complex probability analyses regularly - from weather forecasts to video games and artificial intelligence to fantasy football leagues - and all these applications use Monte Carlo simulation methods to determine the best predictions.

In this eye-opening session, Nira will guide you through the fascinating mathematics of the Monte Carlo method and explain why he is fascinated by this much used yet little-know branch of probability theory.

Materials and Equipment

During the session, there will be opportunities to ask questions via the chat function on the platform but microphones and webcams are not necessary.


This course is free for teachers from state-funded schools, colleges and academies in England. Teachers based in other parts of the UK or in independent schools and colleges may apply, but places will only be allocated if there is availability


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

Key Facts

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Curriculum focus:

Core Maths, A level Mathematics

Mathematical focus:

Problem solving

Event format:

Live Online Professional Development

Event length:

1 hour

Online sessions:





Sat 22nd Jan 2022

Course times:

09:30 - 10:30


Free for teachers in England


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

Teacher Support Team
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01225 716494

The AMSP, through MEI, holds the NCETM CPD Standard

National Centre for Excellence in the teaching of Mathematics

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