Winsten Day

Colchester

Overview

A day of mathematical activities and talks with the opportunity for students to meet enthusiasts of their own age from other schools.  

The emphasis of the day will be that mathematics can be both engaging and challenging.

This conference will be of interest to sixth form students who are looking to explore mathematical problem-solving more deeply.

This will give you and your students a chance to engage with current undergraduates and ask about student life.

Aims

  • Give students a chance to explore an area of maths not in the standard curriculum

Who will benefit from attending?

This conference will be of interest to sixth form students who are looking to explore mathematical problem-solving more deeply. It is open to any student in year 12 or 13 studying Maths A level.

Teachers can attend with up to 16 students and will have the opportunity to work on problems with their students.  

Other Information

Students will bring their own packed lunch and drinks. Lunch will be provided for teachers.

Programme

9.30-9.45 Welcome, Warm-up Problems and Introduction
9.45 -10.45 Talk - Dr Joe Bailey/ Prof Chris Saker
10.45 -11.00 Break
11.00 -12.00 Group Activity: Alex Partner - ‘Higher Dimensions’
12.00 - 12.15 Why Study Maths at University?
12.15 -1.00 Lunch - including opportunities to speak to current undergraduates about student life and their studies.
1.00-2.00

Prof Sarah Hart - Symmetry, Art and Mathematics

What makes a design or structure beautiful? Often, the objects we find pleasing have a high level of symmetry. We will look at examples of symmetry in art and design, and discuss some theories about why symmetry is so pleasing to the eye, as well as some of the mathematics that naturally arises from it. We’ll then take a look at the work of artist M.C. Escher, whose interactions with the mathematician Donald Coxeter led to a greater understanding and inspired new ideas on both sides.

2.00- 2.15 Plenary, feedback and leave

Key Facts

Event ref:

#6678

Audience:

Students

Curriculum focus:

A level Mathematics, A level Further Mathematics

Event format:

Conference

Event length:

5.5 hours

Region:

East of England

Venue:

University of Essex,
Wivenhoe Park,
Colchester,
Essex,
CO4 3SQ

Date:

Tue 24th Mar 2020

Course times:

09:30 - 14:45

Fee:

Free

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Queries?

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

Chris Savage
[email protected]
07557 759708

The AMSP, through MEI, holds the NCETM CPD Standard

National Centre for Excellence in the teaching of Mathematics

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