15 June 2016
MA-ATM Joint Branch Event
Title: "So who uses mathematics?"
Date: Wednesday 15th June 2016
Time: 16:30 - 17:45 (arrive from 16:00)
Presenter: Douglas Butler
Abstract: Delivered by Douglas Butler: a celebrated teacher, author, software developer, international presenter and general enthusiast for the relevance and enjoyment of mathematics and its applications in the real world.
This session will be designed to instil a lasting curiosity for mathematics, it will start by exploring the world using Google Earth. There are many curious objects that can be explored by school-level mathematics. Other matters to be considered include the problem of the ideal angle to throw a cricket ball (it is not 45°!), how does Hawk-eye work, and how are 3D objects created in CGI movies.
It is also important to know where to find relevant and easily downloaded data, to address the need for the analysis of real, large data sets in GCSE courses and problem solving exercises.
Teachers are encouraged to bring Year 8/9/10 pupils along.
Venue: Attenborough Basement Lecture Theatre 1, Leicester University, University Road , Leicester LE1 7RH.
Cost: There is no charge for this presentation.
Contact: email to book your place