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Folding their way to mathematical success

06 March 2001

 

Secondary school pupils from across the area will explore the world of mathematics at the University of Teesside on Saturday 10 March. Liz Meehan, a paper folding expert from Channel 4 television is the guest star at a Maths Masterclass, which aims to show that mathematics can be fun as well as challenging.

Co-organiser and National Teaching Fellow, Patricia Egerton from the School of Computing and Mathematics said: “Everything to do with shapes and folds and corners can be interpreted in mathematical ways which can enrich our understanding of geometry – and of origami! Masterclasses are highly regarded by local schools and are an exciting and stimulating opportunity for children to expand their knowledge of maths”.

Gifted year eight (12-13 year old) pupils have been invited to take part from the following schools: Acklam Grange, Coulby Newham, Keldholme, King’s Manor, Langbaurgh, Macmillan College, Ormseby, Eston Park, Gilbrook, Laurence Jackson at Guisborough, St. David’s, St. Peter’s, Bydales at Marske, Huntcliff at Saltburn, Warsett, Brotton.