Recreational mathematics in SoMaS
To get the most out of studying mathematics in Sheffield, students can avail themselves of the following fun mathematical activities:
SUMS is the Sheffield University Maths Society, and provides a wide range of social activities for mathematical undergraduates.
Recent activities have included:
SoMaS take-home challenge
Every year since 2013, students have been invited to take part in the annual take-home challenge. Prizes are available in various categories, which include the best team name, the most valuable solution to any problem, and the best submission overall.
Recent questions include:
Several times a year, there are recreational mathematics talks for undergraduates, with the added incentive of free pizza.
Recent examples have included Dr Evgeny Shinder on the mathematics of the Rubik's Cube, and Prof Sarah Whitehouse on tilings.
SURE and undergraduate research projects
Funding is available for undergraduates to undertake paid summer research projects, working closely with members of staff, for several weeks. Interested students should speak to an appropriate member of staff.
Recent projects have included:
Maths on YouTube
On our Mathsters channel, you can watch ten minute lectures on lots of maths topics various subjects, aimed at A Level students or first year undergraduates.