Maths in Action Day
On Wednesday 12 December, a group of Lower Sixth mathematicians travelled to London by train to participate in a maths in action study day at the Emmanuel Centre. We were accompanied by Mrs Scott, Miss Dawrant and Mr Buchan and we listened to five interactive, maths related lectures. The first lecture explained how statistics can help us to make better decisions and how the media sometimes distorts statistics, making them appear more dramatic. Then we had an entertaining lecture on pure maths, followed by tan interesting analysis of the movement of large crowds and how to manage people at a football stadium or a music festival. The most exciting lecture for me was about the ‘Bloodhound Project’; a British engineering team are attempting to break the land speed record – combining science, technology, engineering and mathematics. The team hope to reach 1000mph! Finally, we were entertained by a singing mathematician who explored the maths behind the Christmas song The 12 Days of Christmas, and this ended the day on a comical note. We all had a very enjoyable time.
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