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Mathematics is a profoundly rich subject and an amazing human endeavour whose development and comprehension has had a transformative effect on the world. There would be no internet, no information technology and no smart phones without it. So why is it that so many children perceive it as a dull subject? This course aims to change their perception of mathematics and give them some insight into the way it has transformed our lives.
Through hands-on lessons that examine maths from the point of view of science and technology, architecture, music, history, language and encryption, map-making, literature and the visual arts your child will see the subject in a different light. Excursions are planned to museums in and around London including the National Computing Museum at Bletchley Park. Guest speakers include well-known maths popularisers as well as a Google engineer.
Autumn Term 2017
Lesson 1 introduces digital technology
Lesson 2 takes a look at a documentary on famous mathematician Andrew Wiles.
Lesson 3 is a visit by David Hall who presents the magic of mathematics
Lesson 4 introduces electronics and logic gates
Lesson 5 looks at how origami inspires space scientists
Lesson 6 takes a trip to Bletchley Park and home of the National Museumo of Computing
Lesson 7 sees sound engineer James Welch explain how synthesisers work
Lesson 8 explores the out of this world science of exoplanets
Lesson 9 discovers how maps are made
Lesson 10 is a fun exploration of mathematical games and puzzles.
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