Date & time

Fully booked - reserve list only

Fri, 1 Mar 2024
10:45 - 15:15


Emmanuel Centre, London
9 - 23 Marsham Street
London, SW1P 3DW

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About this day

Welcome to our GCSE Maths in Action day!

The goal of our GCSE Maths in Action day is to help students deepen their understanding of key mathematical concepts, improve their problem-solving skills and most importantly, generate excitement for all things maths! Our experienced speakers will guide your students through a variety of engaging and interactive activities that are designed to enhance learning and leave them wowed.

As part of our GCSE maths day, we also offer an Exam Masterclass for your students. This class is designed to provide students with the knowledge and skills they need to excel in their GCSE maths exams. The class is led by experienced examiners who have a deep understanding of the exam format and the types of questions that are likely to be asked.

We look forward to working with you and helping your students achieve their full potential in maths!

More speakers for this event will be announced soon!

Programme & speakers

Maths v Sport Tom Crawford, University of Oxford

How do you take the perfect penalty? What is the limit of human endurance? Where is the best place to attempt a world record? Maths has all of the answers and in this talk Dr Tom Crawford will explain how you can use it to be improve your performance in a range of sports.

Tom Crawford

About Dr Tom Crawford

Dr. Tom Crawford, a mathematician at the University of Oxford, shares his love for math through, performing as the ‘Naked Mathematician,’ showcasing favorite equations on Numberphile, and sporting math tattoos (14 and counting).

Perspectricks - the maths of optical illusion design Matt Pritchard, Scientist and Magician

Invisibility cloaks, ambiguous objects, and dimensional portals are all magical effects created by playing with geometry. In this fast paced talk by magician and two time winner of the international Best Illusion of the Year Contest, you’ll be given an exclusive behind the scenes tour of the creative process which has maths at its core.

Matt Pritchard

About Dr Matt Pritchard

Dr Matt Pritchard is a magician and a member of the Magic Circle. He is a lapsed atomic physicist with a love of recreational maths. He is also a member of the Science of Magic Association, which aims to foster research collaborations between magicians and psychologists.

Over-analysing Video Games Matthew Scroggs, University College London

Matt will apply some mathematical thinking to Pac-Man and other video games. We will work out the shortest possible route to complete a Pac-Man level, and discover the 2-, 3- and 4-dimensional shapes that video game characters live on.

Matthew Scroggs

About Matthew Scroggs

When not working Matthew writes puzzles and articles for Chalkdust Magazine, including the infamous crossnumber, and reads Martin Gardner books.

Mathemusic Sophie Maclean, Mathematician and Communicator

The links between music and maths have been studied for millennia. Even Brian May has a maths degree! Both maths and music possess their own beauty, but together become something quite magical. In this exciting and interactive talk, Sophie explores the connections between the two. Bring your best singing voices!

Sophie Maclean

About Sophie Maclean

Sophie is a Maths Communicator and a member of the team behind Chalkdust Magazine. She has previously worked as a Quantitative Trader, a Software Engineer, and a Maths tutor.

The Maths of Luck Alison Kiddle, Maths Communicator

It’s very rare you’ll get struck by lightning or win a multi-million pound lottery jackpot, and yet we see news stories every day about nearly impossible occurrences. Join Alison to explore how probability theory can help us understand the risks of everyday life, and find out just how lucky you are!

Alison Kiddle

About Alison Kiddle

Alison is a mathematician and educator from the East of England. As well as travelling round the UK and abroad to talk about maths, Alison designs puzzles, writes about maths, and creates mathematical art and craft.