Welcome to the Maseno University Maths Camp
The Annual Maseno Maths Camp
Next maths camp to be held on 16th – 22nd August 2015
- 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.
June, 29th, 2015 Getting 8 people across the river
We have 8 travellers: 1 criminal, 1 police man, 1 mother with her 2 daughters, 1 father with his 2 sons (2 different families). The mother wants to kill the 2 sons, the father wants to kill the 2 daughters. The criminal wants to kill everybody. The criminal can’t kill anybody if the police man is present. The mother can’t kill the sons if the father is present, the father can’t kill the daughters if the mother is present. The police man will not prevent the mother or the father from killing any of the children. All eight travellers arrive at a river at the same time. They want to get across. However, there is only one boat, which can take maximal two people. The boat can only be navigated by an adult. How can you get all eight people across the river, without anybody getting killed?
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