University of Birmingham
University of Birmingham
Our masterclasses are designed to allow learners to experience what learning is like at a selective Russell Group university. Most masterclasses are two hours long and are normally held in the Autumn Term between 1.00–3.00pm on a Wednesday afternoon. at University of Birmingham

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'Using Mathematics to Win Game Shows' Masterclass

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Event Summary:

Our masterclasses are designed to allow learners to experience what learning is like at a selective Russell Group university. Most masterclasses are two hours long and are normally held in the Autumn Term between 1.00–3.00pm on a Wednesday afternoon.

Full Event Details:

Date Wednesday 2 November 2016, Wednesday 30 November 2016
Time 1.00–3.00pm
Subject area Mathematics
Year group Year 10/11

Have you ever wondered what you would do if you were on Deal or No Deal, The Million Pound Drop or The Weakest Link? In this session we'll look at the mathematics and probability underlying the best strategies in a variety of games including these. The problems will build on the topics covered in probability and statistics components of the GCSE syllabus, and there will be a variety of problems to suit different abilities.

Suitable For:

Bookings by Teachers for Key Stage 4 (Students aged 14-16)
Individuals (Enquiry not required to be through a school)

Duration:

Short Session

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Minimum number of students:

1

Institution Profile:

Birmingham has been challenging and developing great minds for more than a century. Characterised by a tradition of innovation, research at the University has broken new ground, pushed forward the boundaries of knowledge and made an impact on people’s lives.

We continue this tradition today and have ambitions for a future that will embed our work and recognition of the Birmingham name on the international stage.

Universities are never complete. They develop as new challenges and opportunities occur. At Birmingham we innovate, we push the frontiers of understanding; we ask new research questions, we turn theory through experiment into practice – because that’s what great universities do.

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