SMSAS to host Mathematics Masterclasses for Year 9 students

Olivia Miller
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Kent’s School of Mathematics, Statistics and Actuarial Science (SMSAS) is hosting a series of Royal Institution (RI) Mathematics Masterclasses for Year 9 pupils on 29 January, 26 February and 12 March 2022.

The three classes, taking place online, aim to challenge students who are keen and curious about Mathematics and who may be inspired to carry on studying Mathematics beyond GCSE.

SMSAS has been running RI Mathematics Masterclasses for several years. The sessions offer students in-depth investigations of topics in Mathematics combining theory with interactive exploration. This year’s Masterclass topics are: Fractals and the patterns of nature; A doughnut and a cup of tea; and Game on: the maths behind game shows.

The RI Mathematics Masterclass programme is designed to introduce talented young people to the diversity of Mathematics, through a series of interactive extra-curricular workshops.

Year 9 Students from schools in Kent, London and South Wales are attending SMSAS’ Masterclasses this year. All students participating in the programme will have been nominated by their teachers.

Professor Stéphane Launois, Head of SMSAS, said: ‘We are delighted to once again be hosting RI Masterclasses for schools this year. We hope to open the eyes of young people to the excitement, beauty and value of mathematics.’