We run subject workshops for Year 12 students which are delivered t City, University of London. We can run a few different subject workshops in one event if there are enough interested students.
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**Important note: this event is only for teachers making bookings for their school groups. Individual students interested in events at City, University of London are encouraged to attend an open day, taster day or book a campus tour. More information can be found here: http://www.city.ac.uk/study/visit-us
Below is an example of the types of sessions we run for this subject. We also do general talks on studying this subject at university and at City.
A Mathematics degree provides an introduction to a wide range of mathematical techniques. A central theme is the application of abstract and logical methods to a wide variety of problems, equipping students for a wide variety of careers in industry, commerce, education and research.
What we offer
A session on cryptography and number theory and the important role it plays for the secure transfer of sensitive information e.g. credit card information. Students will
be introduced to the problem of secure communication and to different mathematical encryption algorithms and then explore different algorithms in small activities.
How it is delivered
A session on cryptography and number theory and activities to apply the learnt theory to concrete encryption problems.
The benefits for the student
An introduction to an area of pure mathematics not usually covered in the high school syllabus, gaining practical experience of how a real world problem (the secure transfer of data) can be translated into a mathematical model and how mathematics can be instrumental to daily life.
The benefits for the school or college
Provision of an introduction to a, potentially, previously unknown area of mathematics, with small activities that allow students to immediately test the learnt theory.
This is a free service.
Bookings by Teachers for Key Stage 5 (Students aged 16-18)
This event is delivered online
Minimum number of students: