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This workshop will introduce delegates to Python, the most popular programming language in the world. The workshop leader is a National Teaching Fellow, winning the award for programming in the Maths curriculum, widening participation, and research feeding into teaching. Delegates need no programming knowledge, and they will be shown how Python is invaluable in the STEM subjects and provides a means of levelling up in this technological age. Stephen runs national workshops with the Institute of Maths and its Applications (IMA) on “Python for A-Level Maths and Beyond.” He also runs international workshops on “Python for Scientific Computing and TensorFlow for Artificial Intelligence.” A book of the same title is due to be published by CRC Press in May 2023, and includes an introduction to Python for new users.
An exploration of some of the maths students cover in GCSE and A-level computer science, focusing on connections to the maths curriculum, and ways we can bridge the gap meaningfully for students.
Expect some hands on puzzle solving, but don't worry, no prior knowledge of computer science is required!
Our cake competition is always a highlight of the day. Dozens of delegates battle it out to be crowned the winner of the maths-themed cake bake-off.
Be sure to check out your colleagues' handywork on Twitter at #MC31Cake. And, of course, remember to tweet a picture of your own cake before you finish it all! We know how delicious they are!