Date & time

Tue, 7 Mar 2023
10:45 - 15:45


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 gifted 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!

Programme & speakers

A Prime Puzzle Sophie Maclean, Mathematician and Communicator

Mathematicians’ fascination with prime numbers is something that has transcended cultures and history, and Sophie is not immune to their spell. In this talk she explores what we know, how we know it, and what still remains a mystery. She will even give a special mention to her favourite mathematician – can you guess who it is?

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.

Can we just use a polynomial instead? Matthew Scroggs, University College London

Polynomials are easier to work with than many other functions, and in many situations we can make the maths we need to do simpler by replacing a function with a polynomial that is very close to equal to it. In this talk, we will look at how we can create polynomial approximations of other functions and why this is worth the effort.

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.

Staring into Space Nicole Cozens, Maths Educator

How big is the Earth? How far away is the furthest space craft? How many aliens are there? We will look at questions that people have asked about Space, and mathematical solutions (not all right!) that people have created.

Nicole Cozens

About Nicole Cozens

Nicole has been teaching Maths for over 15 years, and now works for the Advanced Maths Support Programme, inspiring students to see the potential that Maths has to offer. Nicole has also worked for the National Space Academy, running events exploring how Maths is used in Space Science.

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.

Rhyme and reason Harry Baker, Poet and mathematician

From winning his school battle-of-the-bands competition with a Jay-Z Maths homage to his prime number poetry TED talk being watched by millions online, Harry shares poems celebrating language, logic and life itself.

Harry Baker

About Harry Baker

World Poetry Slam Champion Harry Baker is a poet and a maths graduate.  He writes about important stuff like hope, dinosaurs and German falafel-spoons.  His work has been shared on and viewed millions of times worldwide.