November 2009
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Fifty Year 10 students attended the 4th annual'Taking Maths
Further'event at Aylesbury High School on Wednesday 25th November
2009.It is organised by the Further Mathematics Support Programme and is
aimed at encouraging Year 10 and 11 students to study mathematics beyond
GCSE.

The day was divided into three sessions, eighty minutes long, with
activities designed to be accessible yet challenging,and the students
attended each session in rota. Richard Lissaman from the FMSP explained
the uses of mathematics in areas such as Google and video games in his
sessions entitled 'Lara Croft and the Scalar Triple Product'.James Toyer
from Buckingham School and Nicki Studman from The Hazeley School
introduced complex numbers using graphical calculators to explore the
Mandelbrot Set, while Mrs Brown (ex-DCGS) from Wycombe High School and
Mr England from DCGS explained how Dijkstra's Algorithm with networks is
useful in catching criminals.

Thanks to the efforts of the session leaders, the students were fully
engaged throughout the day and comments such as "I didn't know what to
expect, but it was great" appeared on the feedback forms. Behind the
scenes, Challoner's Mrs Sealy did much of the organising to help the day
run so smoothly.
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