Back for a fourth year Maths Fest 2019 is coming soon to excite students and provide free coffee for teachers (two highlights of previous Maths Fests, according to our feedback forms).
Organised by stand-up mathematician Matt Parker and maths author Rob Eastaway, Maths Fest will feature some of the best maths speakers in the world who will talk about their favourite bits of mathematics and show how they use maths in their normal lives. Students will have a chance to meet and chat with maths celebrities.
Speakers for Maths Fest 2019 have not yet been confirmed, but to give you an idea of the speakers Maths Fest has featured in the past, here is the 2018 line up:
- Rob Eastaway: Best-selling Maths Author
- Hannah Fry: TV star & UCL Maths Lecturer
- James Grime: Internet Maths Phenomenon
- Aoife Hunt: Industrial Modelling Expert
- Seb Lee-Delisle:Programmer & Digital Artist
- Matt Parker: Stand-up Mathematician
- Ben Sparks: Mathematician and Musician
Maths Fest is deliberately designed to reinforce normal school lessons. A fantastic day-out for mathematics students, certain to leave them excited and ready to learn more maths!
The goal is also to encourage students to study for their A-Level (and GCSE) courses. Every student will be given a free Maths Fest booklet with information about the speakers and talks, along with puzzles and further exercises. It will also contain a revision study guide which will be emphasised by the speakers on stage.
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. More details coming soon.
Maths Fest is also a day for maths teachers. During lunch all teachers are welcome to join the speakers backstage for a coffee (as long as students are still being supervised!). It is also free for any maths teacher in a UK school to attend Maths Fest, even if they do not bring any students. We can provide a CPD sheet to show SLT.