Date: Tuesday, 2 February 2021 - 4:00pm to 5:00pm
This free interactive webinar for students in Year 12 will explore aspects of maths that make a difference to the world and society.
Making predictions in an uncertain world
The future is full of uncertainty, but we still need to make plans and decisions based on the data we have. Where should a hospital invest its resources to allow for changing health needs in a year's time? Should the supermarket order extra ice cream because the summer will be warm and sunny? Should the council road maintenance team get extra gritting salt ready for an icy winter? Making predictions is hard - and maths can help, as we'll see in this interactive webinar.
How to book
This free event is organised jointly with the Mathematics outreach team at the University of Oxford. The live webinar is only open to students at UK-based state-maintained schools, as well as home-educated students. If you are at an independent school or the timings simply don't suit, recordings will be available shortly after the live webinar. You should still register if you want to view the webinars at a later time. To book your free place, or to register to view the webinar later, please see the Maths Makes a Difference event page.
Join Charlie, Claire and Liz online for a chance to work on some problems from their latest features, and to consider the valuable mathematical thinking that the problems might prompt in your classroom.
Date for teachers of 5-11 year olds: Tuesday 2 March 2021, 16.00-17.00 GMT
Date for teachers of 11-17 year olds: Wednesday 3 March 2021, 16.00-17.00 GMT
More information and booking details will be available closer to the date.
NRICH Live for Teachers
In October 2020 the NRICH Team led two live events, for Primary and Secondary teachers, focusing on nurturing successful mathematicians. The resources from the events, together with video recordings, are available here.