Exploring Mathematical Ideas

We meet on the 2nd and 4th Tuesday of the month from 14.00-16.00 at Manor Park Sports Club.

This will be the second year that this group has met. I have changed the emphasis a little in order to encourage new members who have an interest in mathematics but who may be slightly reticent. Generally you need to be competent in maths to about ‘O’ level standard or beyond. I recognise that this may be a few years ago (to say the least) and that you may have forgotten some of the material – however the potential to understand and grasp new ideas has probably not diminished over time.

Hence the general theme this year will be on problem solving. Each session will be stand alone and will look at problems on a particular theme. For example, in the first session we will look at mathematical puzzles and conundrums based upon the circle. The first part of the session will look at theory related to the circle (eg. pi, area, radians, sectors, secants etc) and the second part of the session will look at how we can apply this information to solve some problems related to the circle.

In each session I will take the same approach but take a different theme each time.
Jan 15th – number bases
Jan 29th – algebraic graphs
Feb 12th – maths and magic
Feb 26th – calculator problems
March 12th – tiling
March 26th – Fibonacci
April 9th – joint problem solving session
 

Leader: Roger Keeling
Phone: 01905 831542
Email: rogkeeling -at- gmail -dot- com
 

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