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Big Bang Fair

Last week the Sthe-big-bang-logochool of Computing Electronics and Mathematics at Plymouth University attended the Big Bang Science & Engineering Fair that took place in Birmingham at the NEC between March 16th-19th.

The event was used as an opportunity to promote the CensusAtSchool Winton Infographic Competition (that closes on the 26th of April, check WinAtSchool.org.uk for details) and the CensusAtSchool resources.

The School maths activities included the hidden maths of Celtic knots and WW2 code breaking. For computing the School ran a tennis swing analyser that was part of an undergraduate project that proved popular, collecting over 900 swings.

The twitter feed for the week contains some pictures and video from the event as well as links to other interesting stands at the Big Bang.

WinAtSchool Schools Competition – Ending in April

Now seems like a good time to tell all UK secondary school teachers that the 2015 WinAtSchool Maths and Stats Competition will be closing on the 30th of April.

If you have 8 or more pupils willing to test their mathematical skills and knowledge you should register your school as soon as possible. Find out how WinAtSchool.org.uk.

If time is short get your pupils to take part first, you can always register after the deadline to get your results and see how your school/class have done.

WinAtSchool at the Big Bang Fair

The Big Bang Fair BirminghamWe took our maths and stats quiz to the Big Bang Fair at the NEC in Birmingham at the start of March and then appeared at a handful of the regional events throughout the month.

This included a visit to North and South Wales, Sussex and Somerset.

We would like to thank all of the teachers who attended and all the pupils who took part in either the practice or prize quiz throughout all 5 events.

Big Bang Fair Competition

If you are one of the hundreds of pupils we met at the recent Big Bang Fair in Birmingham, or one of the regional Big Bang NearMe events and still wish to take part in our £20 Amazon voucher prize draw you have until the 30th April to do so.

Remember also that there is a Big Bang school prize.  Any school where 8 or more pupils take part, before the 30th, as a result of attending the Big Bang will be entered into our prize draw. You can find further details on our leaflets given out at all the Big Bang events.

Big Bang Fiar - A Team Effort

Big Bang Fair - Working it out

Statistical Modeller – Plymouth UK

Plymouth University in cooperation with Intelligent Optimisations (@iopowertolearn) is advertising a vacancy for a Statistical Modeller, this role will involve collaboration with Plymouth University and the successful candidate would be required to liaise with researchers in the School of Computing and Mathematics on a regular basis.

You can find all the details at StatsJobs.com, the post closes on the 14th of December.

 

 

 

 

 

Plymouth SciTech Showcase

This week saw the ICSE taking part in the Plymouth University #SciTech Showcase 2014.

The activity day provides an opportunity for school aged learners to visit the campus and see the technical innovation taking place at the university and the sort of career paths that are possible for future graduates.

Giant bubbles, Origami, Puzzles, Computer Security, Computer Games, Robots all on show at #SciTech 2014.

This event included everything from chemistry experiments and dinosaurs to computer games and robots. Maths and Stats were represented by our colleagues from the School of Computing and Mathematics, with their #MathBubble, Code Breaking and some impressive origami, while we provided a sample of our #WinAtSchool competition using an Audience Response System.

We would like to thank all the student ambassadors who helped out with the #WinAtSchool quiz and the PGCSE students from the Institute of Education who ably demonstrated their paper folding skills.

The #WinAtSchool Maths and Stats Quiz Competition for schools goes live on the 3rd of November, visit the website for more information winatschool.org.uk.

Showcase site

 

Plymouth University launches statistical education centre

Welcome to our website, the home of the International Centre for Statistical Education (ICSE).

Based at Plymouth University in the School of Computing and Mathematics the ICSE aims to develop innovative projects that enhance statistical education in schools, colleges, universities and the workplace, as well as establishing a range of ‘tools’ and utilities that develop statistical understanding.

We will be building on the award-winning work already carried out by the Royal Statistical Society’s Centre for Statistical Education.

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