Maths Masterclasses - Leicester City and South Leicestershire

University of Leicester
Sat 12th May 2012, 9:30am til 12:30pm

Ever thought your Saturday mornings are a little dull and quiet?

A series of Maths Masterclasses for year 8 students (age 12) are taking place on Saturday mornings in May and June where guest lecturers will give students challenging and fun mathematical problems to get to grips with. There will be up to 40 students from a mixture of local schools who have been selected by their teachers as students who enjoy maths and would benefit from an extra challenge.

We are looking for STEM Ambassadors to help out at each session, working with the students to help them solve the mathematical questions being asked of them.

The Lecturers are specialists in their field and it’s well worth coming along just to hear them talk passionately about maths. Dates, venues and topics follow. It would be great if you could attend 1, 2 or all 6 sessions.

All Saturdays – 9:30am to 12:30pm

  • May 12th – At the University of Leicester
    Topic: Codes & Ciphers – Lecturer: Sue Forsythe, University of Leicester
  • May 19th – At the University of Leicester
    Topic: Problem Solving with Numbers – Lecturer: Jan Parry, Leicestershire County Council
  • May 26th – At the University of Leicester
    Topic: Mysterious Shapes – Lecturer: Frank Neumann, University of Leicester
  • June 16th – At the National Space Centre
    Topic: Maths behind Perspective Drawing – Lecturer: Sara Santos, Maths Busking
  • June 23rd – At the National Space Centre
    Topic: Maths: The Language of the Universe – Lecturer: Anu Ojha, National Space Centre
  • June 30th – At the National Space Centre
    Topic: Probability – Lecturer: Jeremy Levesley, University of Leicester


There is also a series of Maths Masterclasses being held at Snibston Discover Park, Coalville, on the same dates, so if that’s more convenient then please let us know.

To volunteer please contact Rachael Clarke, Email: [email protected] or Tel: 0116 240 7000.

The programme of Maths Masterclasses are held in association with the Royal Institution.

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