Creative Maths Course

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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 Ā 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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