About the event
The University of Edinburgh works in partnership to connect science and society to make the world a better place.
As part of Elements of #EdSciFest, The University of Edinburgh are providing a range of activities and resources to engage and inspire people of all ages and backgrounds with the world around them.
Check out the resources below exploring how we use maths in a variety of different contexts as we live, work and play.
Mathematics and the World of Work
How do we program video games? How can we predict and control traffic? Join Maths graduates to explore how maths helps them solve these challenges, hear them talk about their jobs and try out a series of puzzles. Watch the first video below, and then use the link beneath to access additional resources.
Have Fun with Maths
Consider yourself a problem-solver? Then get your brain juices flowing as you play these challenging strategy games! Watch the video below, and then use the link beneath to access additional resources.
Maths: Connecting our World
How do computers talk to each other? Can you walk along every street in Edinburgh without retracing your steps? How can we schedule and timetable events more effectively?
Modelling networks and connections lies in a branch of Mathematics called graph theory. Applications of graph theory range from improving our transport networks to making social media platforms more effective. Suitable for families to work on together, this collection of activities from The University of Edinburgh will allow you to explore some of these applications within our modern world.
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