Working with schools
We are committed to sharing our passion and enthusiasm for mathematics with the local community and the wider world.
Maths is an endlessly fascinating, inspiring and profound subject. Here at the school, many of us can trace our mathematical journey back to an intriguing puzzle, a brilliant teacher, or the simple encouragement to ask 'why?' and 'what if?'.
Many of us are engaged in public education, schools and outreach projects, some of which are described below. We hope to have the chance to share the joys of our subject with you!
For more information about these projects, or if you would like us to get involved with activities for your school or group, please contact Dr James Cranch.
The Maths Academy is open to all local A Level maths students who are looking for a new challenge. Come and stimulate your mathematical imagination!
Our weekly classes, led by practising mathematicians, will change your perception of mathematics and expand your mind. The Academy is for anyone who enjoys learning for its own sake - we promise there'll be no exams here.
The Maths Academy offers two opportunities:
- A mind-expanding interactive lecture series for Year 12 & 13 students, led by our mathematicians, weekly (starting in early November)
- The opportunity to have your school visited by some Sheffield mathematicians
STEP preparation classes
These classes provide a systematic introduction to the advanced problem solving skills required for Sixth Term Examination Papers (STEP), which are exams used by some universities to assess applicants for undergraduate mathematics courses.
This course is free and open to A Level mathematics students holding university offers who can demonstrate the necessary commitment.
On our Mathsters channel, you can watch ten minute lectures on various maths topics, aimed at A Level students or first year undergraduates.
Many members of our staff give non-specialist lectures on a wide range of topics in mathematics and statistics. Below are some recent examples.
- 'Measles and Maths' by Dr Alex Best
- 'The Sun: The star on our doorstep' by Dr Rekha Jain
- 'Codes' by Dr Frazer Jarvis
- 'Big Numbers' by Dr James Cranch
The FunMaths Roadshow is a collection of fun mathematical activities, suitable for use with school pupils.
The activities and props were developed at the University of Liverpool, and we have the equipment to run a selection of these activities in Sheffield.
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