‘Maths and Beyond’ is a Maths Inspiration day held annually in March at the University of Warwick.
The aim of the event is to inspire school students from Years 10, 11 & 12 to continue their study of Maths, Science and Engineering and to show the interesting ways that the subjects apply to the real world.
The day is split between a talk from a Keynote speaker and practical workshops that get the students involved.
This year the Keynote speaker for the afternoon was Coralie Kelly who discussed the 'bad maths' that has been used in courtrooms resulting in innocent people getting locked up!
The morning contained workshops on various interesting applications of maths, one of which was presented by Shaheen Charlwood (WMG) on ‘The Crystal Structure of Metals’. The Year 10 and 11 students enjoyed using marshmallows and cocktail sticks to create their own unit cells as shown in the photos below: