A Festival of Maths for Sixth Formers

24 March 2020

Leeds Playhouse Theatre, Leeds

10:30 - 15:45

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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 2020 to excite students and maths teachers.

Maths Fest 2020 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!

Maths content: We are running Maths Fest in Leeds this year instead of the Birmingham show. We have ensured the talk content is such that any students who attended the last two years in Birmingham will not see the same talks in Leeds this year.

Speakers presenting at Leeds Maths Fest 2020  are listed below. 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
  • 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 2020 we are going to have a new 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.