Due to the COVID-19 outbreak, Real World Maths in Action has been cancelled for 2020.
The next Maths Fair will be held in June 2021, with registrations opening on 1 May 2021.
Every two years, the School of Mathematics and Statistics holds a free one-day fair at the University of Melbourne. Students in years 11 and 12 and their teachers are invited to participate in a series of competitions, talks and workshops.
Real World Maths in Action aims to:
- Promote the importance and broad applications of mathematics and problem-solving skills
- Raise awareness of career opportunities for mathematics and statistics graduates.
All participants attend the Mathematicians Exposed talks in the morning and afternoon sessions.
In the middle session, students choose to participate in either the Mathematics in Industry and Technology Challenge or a Short Problem-Solving Competition.
The opening and closing sessions for all students will highlight how you can use mathematics and statistics in your career.
Mathematics in Industry and Technology Challenge
Get a taste of real-world consulting as your team competes to find the best solution to a real-world problem.
Short Problem-Solving Competition
A short problem-solving team competition followed by a fun and games with mathematics workshop.
Teachers can register a team of students to represent their high school. Places are limited.
Dr Christine Mangelsdorf
School of Mathematics and Statistics
University of Melbourne