Family Masterclass: Paper folding, puzzle solving (age 7–11)

10.30am to 12.30pm, Sunday 19 March

This event has already taken place

  • How does mathematics relate to paper folding like origami?

    Credit: Girish Gopi via Flickr
  • Type

    Family Masterclass, for 7–11 olds and their families
  • Audience

    Ages 7–11 (with their families)

  • Speakers

    • Katie Steckles


Adults £20

Children £15

Ri Members £17

Ri Young Members £12.75

Event description

There are many interesting mathematical shapes that can be made using paper or card; do you have the skills to make them? Join Katie Steckles to build some interesting and unusual shapes, and try your hand at some tricky puzzles too. Make sure to bring your problem solving skills with you!

This workshop is aimed at 7-11 year olds with their families, but older students and adults are welcome. There must be at least one paying adult attending with each booking. 

About the Speaker

Katie Steckles is a mathematician based in Manchester who gives talks and workshops on different areas of mathematics. She finished her PhD in 2011, and since then has talked about mathematics in schools, at science festivals, at music festivals, as part of theatre shows and on the internet. She enjoys doing puzzles, solving the Rubik's cube and baking things shaped like mathematics.

Please note

There must be at least one adult attending with each booking.

This Family Masterclass is based on our Mathematics Masterclasses, and is an opportunity for children and adults to work together, taking a hands-on approach to exploring different topics. Royal Institution Masterclasses inspire young people to experience the creativity, practice and relevance of mathematics, allowing them to explore the diverse ideas and applications within this far-reaching subject. 

Discounted tickets are available to Members of the Ri. 
Find out more about how to join.

Become a member

Benefit from free and better than half-price tickets, special offers and access to the CHRISTMAS LECTURES ticket ballot.

Join todayGo