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.
|March 10th, 2014 An Appearing Act
Take an 8 by 8 square, and cut it up according to the diagram below.
You may wish to print out some dotty paper (Use grids of squared paper).
Rearrange the pieces to make a 13 by 5 rectangle:
Why are the two areas not the same?
Can you divide other squares up to perform a similar trick? Explore!
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