14th September 2000

 

DRAWING THE FUN OUT OF MATHS

 

More than 200 local schoolchildren will descend on the University of Lincolnshire & Humberside tomorrow where they will find out that maths can be fun!

 

As part of Maths Year 2000 Lincolnshire County Council is spreading the message of the importance of maths by showing children the more peculiar aspects - such as maths art and maths drama.

 

Maths adviser Colin Matthews and his colleagues from the education authority have organised the university event.

 

“6,000 pupils have been involved in our events over the last three months,” said Colin. “It’s a great opportunity for the children to learn more about maths but have lots of fun at the same time.”

 

Invited to work with the children tomorrow is international maths consultant David Cain from Poland who will work with large groups of children to create ‘body maths’.

 

The 210 year five and six pupils are coming to the university from St Faith and St Martin’s CE School, Bishop King CE, Monks Abbey, Westgate Juniors and St Peter at Gowts CE School.

 

Local artist Lucy Jackson will create a work of ‘maths art’ which will remain on display at the university.

 

Actor Steve Mesure is touring the county depicting Sir Isaac Newton - probably the most famous mathematician - to explain the history of maths and will call in to the university tomorrow.

 

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Note to Reporters

Reporters and photographers are welcome to attend the event. For a better idea of the exact timetable please call the education curriculum centre on 01507 527793. 

 

Press Officer Sam Hendley. Tel: 01522 886042