A Festival of Maths for Sixth Formers


Back in 2022


Back in 2022

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Unfortunately we have had to cancel Maths Fest 2021. We will be back with added excitement in 2022.

Maths Fest is an all-day extravaganza for sixth-form students (and maths-keen KS4) to celebrate and be inspired by mathematics.

Hand-crafted by stand-up mathematician Matt Parker and maths author Rob Eastaway, Maths Fest is coming back in 2022 to excite students and maths teachers.

Maths Fest 2022 will feature some of the best maths speakers in the world talking about their favourite bits of maths, and will celebrate maths as an exciting, useful and rewarding subject. A fantastic day out for mathematics students, certain to leave them motivated and excited to learn more maths!

Speakers for 2022 are yet to be announced, but the speakers from 2020 are listed below as an example. See the Speakers page to find out more about them.

  • Aoife Hunt: Industrial Modelling Expert
  • Ben Sparks: Mathematician and Musician
  • James Grime: Internet Maths Phenomenon
  • Mithuna Yoganathan: Quantum Computing Expert
  • Nicole Cozens: Maths Teacher and Exam Expert
  • Rob Eastaway: Best-selling Maths Author
  • Simon Singh: BAFTA Award-winning Documentary Maker
  • Steve Mould: Science YouTuber

Exam skills: Maths Fest is deliberately designed to reinforce normal school lessons. The goal is to return your students to you motivated to study for their maths courses at school. For 2022 we will continue our focus on revision and exam techniques. We will have an exams skills section of the day and there will also be revision tips in the student booklet alongside the puzzles, competitions and programme as normal.

Maths Slam: As in previous years, we will once again run the Maths Slam where students will be able to represent their school and present a maths concept from the stage in under three minutes.

Teachers: Maths Fest is also a day for maths teachers. Maths Fest is free for any maths teacher to attend, even if they do not bring any students. We can provide a CPD sheet to show SLT.

Maths Village: There will be a Maths Village for students and teachers to visit in the break and lunch. Visit the stalls to do mini maths activities and meet people who use maths every day at universities and in industry. There will be also be calculator signing for students.

Looking for a half-day event instead? Maths Inspiration runs interactive half-day lecture shows in major theatres around the country. They are aimed at sixth-formers and Year 11s who want to see how maths connects to the real world, but for whom a whole day of maths is (for whatever reason) a bit much.

Looking for an in school visit instead? Think Maths deliver maths talks and workshops in schools both in the UK and abroad, for a range of ages and group sizes.