Shrewsbury School

Magical Maths

Friday 4 October 2019

We were delighted to welcome pupils from four local junior schools and students from Shrewsbury Sixth Form College for an afternoon of Magic with the visiting Mathematician Ben Sparks.

Ben by turns perplexed, challenged and enthused Year 7 and 8 pupils from Packwood, Shrewsbury High Prep, Shrewsbury Academy and Prestfelde with his skill in memorising entire books with one glance and cube-rooting large numbers in his head!

He then challenged Sixth Formers from both Shrewsbury Sixth Form College and our own Salopian mathematicians before giving an excellent talk in the evening on the Sacred Geometry of Chance as part of our Academic Extension Lecture Series. He hopes next week, to have the winning National Lottery numbers available….

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