Welcome to the Maseno University Maths Camp
The Annual Maseno Maths Camp
Next maths camp to be held on 17th – 23rd August 2014
- A unique opportunity for students in Kenya and beyond to have their eyes opened to the world of mathematics.
- Experience a computer based environment with the latest mathematical software
- Meet mathematics teachers, lecturers and researchers from around the world.
- Discuss ways in which mathematics is being used in research.
Any piece of technology that you use today has been made possible through the advances in mathematical knowledge. Projections for the growth of a country are based on mathematical models. Research in any subject requires diverse mathematical skills. This makes us passionate about mathematics. We see how it has become entwined in all walks of life and we would like to share this passion for mathematics with you.
This Maths Camp will hope to spark in you an increased interest in mathematical sciences that will be essential in the modern world which relies on mathematics. Irrespective of whether you attend a camp or not, we hope this website will encourage you to explore mathematics beyond the classroom. Look at the free resources which will expand your mind and encourage you to find out what thinking mathematically really means.
There is no escaping mathematics, and once you understand it you would not want to.
July 21nd, 2014 Bridge Crossing
Four people come to a river in the night. There is a narrow bridge, but it can only hold two people at a time. Because it’s night, the torch has to be used when crossing the bridge.
Anyango can cross the bridge in 1 minute, Ben in 2 minutes, Caro in 7 minutes, and Dan in 10 minutes. When two people cross the bridge together, they must move at the slower person’s pace.
The torch must be walked back along the bridge, it cannot be thrown back over.
How quickly can they all get across the bridge?
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