Summer Schools: Mathematical modelling for beginners (age 10–12)

2.00pm to 4.30pm, Tuesday 24 July

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  • Credit: Anna Gordon
  • Type

    Summer Schools
  • Audience

    Age 10–12

  • Speakers

    • Emma Lord


Standard £30

Ri Young Members £25.50

Event description

In this session, Emma Lord will explore how mathematicians use modelling to predict what can happen in real life.

Students will see how mathematicians model diseases by modelling the spread of a virtual disease through the class. They will find out how modelling rabbits helps us predict the future and will use their modelling skills to set up their very own shop.

About the speaker

Emma Lord is a Senior Lecturer in mathematics education at the University of Northampton. She wants to share her enthusiasm for mathematics with young children and regularly organises mathematics outreach events for primary-aged pupils, including interactive quizzes and challenges for more able pupils.

Emma has been recognised as a chartered mathematics teacher and is an associate consultant for the National Centre for the Excellence in Teaching Mathematics.

Please note

This workshop is strictly for 10-12 year-olds. There will be a short break during the workshop and a drink and a small snack will be provided. Students should bring their own snack if they have any allergies

Mathematics Summer School workshops are based on Ri Masterclasses. Students who have attended a Masterclass series which included a session on a similar topic may have already seen some of the content in this workshop. Please contact us on with any questions.

Refunds can only be issued for tickets cancelled at least two weeks (14 calendar days) in advance of the event date. Please note that this supersedes our normal event terms and conditions.

Financial assistance

The Potential Trust may be able to offer financial assistance to enable children to participate in Ri events and activities if this would otherwise be difficult. Please contact Anna Comino-James preferably via telephone on +44 (0)1844 351666, or at their email address

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