Maths Masterclasses - North Leicestershire and South Derbyshire

Snibston Discovery Park, Coalville
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 12thTopic: What’s the question – a student led workshop – Lecturer: Tamar Dennis and Sam Squires, Advanced Teachers of Mathematics.

  • May 19thTopic: Journey into Space – Lecturer: STEM Ambassador, Glen Cornhill, Burton & South Derbyshire College.

  • May 26thTopic: Race to the South Pole – Lecturer: Eleanor Darlington, Loughborough University

  • June 16thTopic: Predicting Volcano Activity – Lecturer: STEM Ambassador David Bailey, British Geographical Society.

  • June 23rdTopic: Sports Nutrition and Performance – Lecturer: Paul Timms, Loughborough University

  • June 30thTopic: Helicopters and how they work – Lecturer: Emma Timson, British Aeronautical Society


The final session will also include a Closing ceremony with presentation of certificates.

There is also a series of Maths Masterclasses being held at Leicester University and the National Space Centre, on the same dates, so if that’s more convenient then please let us know.

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

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

Maths Masterclasses - North Leicestershire and South Derbyshire

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