SMRI is hosting two talks at the University of Sydney on Saturday 26 August, presented by mathematician Quan Lam from the Berkeley Math Circle (University of California Berkeley).
Numbers Are Not So Simple: Primary school maths talk 10:00–11:30 AEST
We’ll explore the topic of numbers, including: 1. The evolution of our number system 2. The importance of “zero” 3. Mysteries and patterns of numbers 4. Myths about some of the common properties of numbers We may even have time to briefly explore the mystery of “infinity”.
Event format : 1 hour talk, followed by 30 minutes Q&A. This talk is for primary school students in Sydney and their teachers. Students should be familiar with basic fractions (advanced knowledge of mathematics is not needed). Teachers of all subjects are welcome.
Being Average: High school maths talk, 13:00–15:00 AESTJoin mathematician Quan Lam for this maths talk for secondary school students and teachers. We’ll explore the following topics: 1. What are some of the different kinds of “averages”? 2. When should we use them? 3. What are their applications? 4. How do we use these different types of averages and their relationships to solve difficult math problems?
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Aug 26, 2023
Morning and afternoon talks
Pharmacy and Bank Building (Lecture Theatre N342),
The University of Sydney