Age guidance: 11 – 14 years.
This series of four sessions are run by Tom Briggs who is a qualified maths teacher who is currently working as an educator in the heritage sector, where among many other projects he’s looking into ways in which digital technologies can help to build bridges between the heritage and education sectors. He has delivered sessions and workshops in schools across the country as well as working with a broad range of education providers on various activities, and is particularly interested in exploring where mathematics curriculum topics pop up throughout history as well as in other taught subjects (especially astronomy). The age range for these sessions is 11-14 years old.
Wednesday 10 June
How to Measure the Earth
Exploring an ancient method for gauging the size of our home.
Wednesday 17 June
From the Earth to the Moon
Sizing up our constant companion.
Wednesday 24 June
Going Round in Ellipses
A relatively – but not absolutely – enormous discovery by Johannes Kepler rings the changes taking place in humanity’s understanding of the Solar System.
Wednesday 1 July
Filling a hole in Kepler’s work.
All workshops will take place over Zoom. You will be sent a meeting ID and password to your registered email address at least one hour before the first session is due to start. If you have not received a link at that stage, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Please book a ticket for every child who will be in attendance at the sessions.