Tackling the Big Questions in Mathematics

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I ran the holiday session sampling our Big Questions in Mathematics course  yesterday. This was a lot of fun!

The morning session was all about map colouring and the four colour problem. The children colour maps and drew their own, and discovered the secrets of making a two-colourable map. My personal highlight was the giant map collaboratively coloured on my window with window crayons. It’s a shame that we can’t get a good photo of it.

Lunch break and then back to work – using and making wonderful finite state machines. I loved watching the giant automata take shape on the floor.


Most of all, I love the questions they ask! That’s what it is all about. 🙂


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