ICMS and Maths Week Scotland are excited to announce a 2021 School Workshop Competition.
Maths Communicators, Katie Steckles and Ben Sparks, will virtually join secondary schools, across the country for bespoke workshops during Maths Week Scotland 2021.
Competition is now CLOSED. We will contact winning schools to inform them this week (week beginning 20 September 2021)
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Katie Steckles is a mathematician based in Manchester, who gives talks and workshops and writes about mathematics. She finished her PhD in 2011, and since then has talked about maths at universities, schools events, festivals, on BBC radio and TV, in books and on the internet. Katie will join you virtually via live Zoom video call for an interactive maths workshop, with chances for the students to work together on mathematical problems within the classroom.
Ben Sparks is a mathematician, musician, teacher and performer based in Bath, UK. He gives talks and workshops on various mathematical topics around the world. Ben will join you virtually via a live video call for an interactive Magical Maths workshop, with chances for the students to work together on mathematical problems within the classroom. Magic and maths have gone together for hundreds of years. The reasoning behind many magic effects is inherently mathematical and logical, and mathematical tools can reveal the secrets if you're brave enough to use them.
ICMS stimulates and promotes the mathematical sciences through diverse international workshops & conferences. One of our principal aims is to promote an appreciation of the value, beauty and ubiquity of the mathematical sciences. We are delighted to work with Maths Week Scotland, to offer this exciting opportunity to schools across the country.
You can find other Maths Week Scotland events and resources on their website here
o Winning schools will be randomly selected on Monday 20 September.
o Winning schools will be drawn at random. We will group entries geographically to achieve a wide spread of workshops across Scotland.
o We ask that teachers are available (via email or virtually as appropriate) for a short period in advance of the workshop to enable us to discuss any technical requirements. We will assist with set up where possible.
o We appreciate times are uncertain. If for any reason, you are unable to host the session during Maths Week Scotland, we will arrange an alternative time which is mutually convenient.