Year 10 and 11 Maths MAPs (More Able Pupils) have been to the Crucible Theatre Sheffield today for Maths Inspiration.
This is a national programme of interactive maths lecture shows for teenagers. Here they have experienced some of the UK’s most inspiring maths speakers live in theatre, presenting mathematics in the context of exciting, real-world applications.
They have enjoyed three interactive talks, including a presentation by Dr Sammie Buzzard of UCL – Mathematics of the Polar regions, followed by a lively Q and A session.
The show featured mathematicians, engineers and statisticians, so was an ideal STEM outing our pupils. The show almost certainly opened our students’ eyes to careers they may not have considered before.