Course type: Workshop
Course code: N/A
Course title: The Maths Marathon
Who is this course for? Young People
Recommended age: 11-14
Location: London (to be confirmed)
Next intake date: To be confirmed
Application deadline N/A
Is your child between the ages of 11 to 16 (Years 7 -11)? Do you live in an inner or outer London borough? Would you like your child to improve his/her maths skills? And learn how to apply their maths knowledge in exciting ways?
The London Mathematical Society reports that maths is important for various fields, from using linear algebra to transmit information through smartphones, to using geometry and 3D modelling to showcase cutting-edge special effects in movies, and to using mathematical models to predict the movement of weather systems for aircraft.
The aim of this workshop is to help more young people develop a love for maths. This workshop will be led by Temi Kamson.
This is an exciting opportunity for young people to gain a deeper understanding of mathematics and related concepts by giving them a chance to learn new topics and apply what they already know in a fun and innovative way.
During the event, young people will get to work in teams to use mathematics to learn about and solve a range of fun challenges that relate to everyday problems:
- Learn how maths is used with the stock markets and investing
- Use their maths skills to solve a range of budgeting and saving dilemmas
- Use geometry and angle measurements to solve engineering problems
- Make use of percentages and maths modelling to simulate a business
- Solve challenges using a combination of maths, logic and rational thinking
- And so much more!
By the end of the workshop, they will have a better understanding of how they can excel in mathematics and use it to significantly impact their present and unlock a bright future.
About the workshop leader: Temi has a Masters in Civil Engineering. She started her career as an engineer and did a short stint in investment banking before deciding to pursue a PGCE in Mathematics Education at the University of Cambridge. She taught in state and independent schools prior to setting up GT Scholars CIC, a not-for-profit social enterprise that helps young people get excellent grades at school, get into top universities and enter competitive careers.
Lunch will be provided. Please let us know if you have any special dietary requirements.
Please note that there will be video recordings and photography at this event.
There are a limited amount of tickets available for this event and tickets are on a first come, first served basis.
If the £5 deposit is cost-prohibitive, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org to apply for a fee waiver.
GT Scholars is a not-for-profit social enterprise and registered charity that helps young people from a range of backgrounds get better grades at school and get into top universities and competitive careers. If you’d like to know more about GT Scholars and future events, workshops and opportunities, please visit the website and subscribe to our newsletter here: www.gtscholars.org/subscribe
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