Wednesday 5th Feb, 1:45 pm
Dine with us on a light but informative smorgasbord of recent successes in communicating maths and what we as science communicators can learn from them. Take-aways encouraged!
This presentation offers an entertaining romp through maths communication, education and social media. Using ‘how to count fish’ (or ‘fishery stock estimation’) as a case study, we’ll explore engaging ways to communicate mathematical concepts to a range of audiences.
We’ll look at maths communication from the educational to the entertaining in a range of media including video, online newsletters, blogs, performance. We’ll discuss why maths is important, why mathematicians do maths in the first place, why we think everyone should know a bit more about maths and what it does.
As we move around the buffet table, we’ll touch on maths and The Simpsons, and explore why people go crazy on social media about dates like 5/8/13, 31/8/13 and 5/12/13. That just about sums it up really.