A journey through mathematics (age 13–15)

10.30am to 3.30pm, Monday 22 July

The Royal Institution of Great Britain GB United Kingdom W1S 4BS 21 Albemarle Street London
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  • Credit: Tim Mitchell
  • Type

    Summer Schools
  • Audience

    Age 13–15

  • Speakers

    • Ioanna Georgiou


Standard £50

Ri Young Members £42.50

Event description

In this workshop students will explore some of the mathematical concepts that different cultures used to understand the universe, gaining an understanding of our mathematical heritage in the process.

Ioanna Georgiou takes students on a journey from pre-historic times to ancient Greek and Hindu-Arabic mathematics and all the way up to the modern day, exploring some of the mathematical ideas which changed our world.

About the speaker

Ioanna Georgiou has been teaching mathematics ever since her university graduation. She holds BSc, MSc, and MPhil, and has a special interest in teaching mathematics through history and culture.

Please note

This workshop is strictly for 13–15 year-olds and will include a 45 minute supervised lunch break. Students will not be able to leave the building at lunch time unless permission is given at the time of booking. Students should bring lunch and a drink, pens and pencils.

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

This workshop is based on an Ri Mathematics Masterclass. 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 summerschools@ri.ac.uk 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 thepotentialtrust@clara.co.uk.

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