2 December 2022

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Last Wednesday, a group of top set Year 9 Maths pupils visited the Lancaster University School of Mathematics (LUSoM). 

The enrichment session was part of the college's outreach programme called 'Extend'. During the visit, pupils learned about Game Theory and the hidden maths behind popular games including Monopoly, Deal or No Deal and Naughts & Crosses. 

Assistant Head of Maths, Mr Henshaw, who accompanied the pupils said, "The event helped our pupils to think about how we can use probability and Game Theory in order to have an advantage over opponents in games like these!"

The programme was designed for high-ability Key Stage 3 and 4 students who have a passion and interest for mathematics and want to go beyond their normal lessons. These sessions cover material which is not on the GCSE syllabus and will show pupils some of the incredible uses that mathematics can have once it is taken to a higher level."

Thomas M really enjoyed the LUSoM activity saying, "It was very engaging. They used our interests in winning games but using maths. It was really interesting and I will go again next term."

Menna Y added, "It was quite a unique and thoughtful experience where it used an aspect that is not usually taught or shown at school to encourage people to come next term and I am definitely one of them!"

Tags: Maths