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A thank you from your winner, Sarah 🏆🎉

I am thrilled to have been voted the winner of the I’m a Mathematician Line Zone and would like to thank all the students that chose me! The I’m a Mathematician platform presents a great opportunity for both students and mathematicians. I have gained lots of practice in articulating what I do, have been challenged to think more broadly about maths and have definitely gotten faster at typing to keep up with all the questions in the live chats! The other mathematicians that participated were from such diverse areas of mathematics and it was really interesting to learn about what they do. I was incredibly impressed with the thoughtful, intelligent, and well-articulated questions that were asked and I was kept on my feet throughout. I enjoyed answering questions about the maths that I do (such as, “how do I use maths to learn about asthma?”, “what is coding?”, and, “what … Continue reading

Posted on December 3, 2020 by modalex in News | Leave a comment

🏆 The Line Zone Winner is Sarah 💨

Thanks to all the students, mathematicians and teachers that have taken part in the Line Zone! It has been a fab 4 weeks. We hope you’ve enjoyed it – and we hope you’ve learnt something about what it’s like being a mathematician. There have been some excellent questions asked by students. Here are a couple of my favourites: Throughout the Zone students have been voting for their favourite mathematician. That mathematician will win a £500 prize to spend on more science engagement. We are pleased to announce that the winner is… ⭐️Sarah Brown⭐️ Sarah is using maths to learn about what happens inside the airways of asthmatics ‍💨 🎊 Congratulations! 🥳 🏆🥇 Though the Zone has come to an end, you can view it at any time, to look back at the mathematicians’ profiles, and see the answers they gave. We hope you’ll carry on being curious – and keep asking … Continue reading

Posted on November 27, 2020 by modalex in News | Leave a comment

🏆The final Mathematicians of the week are Nathan and Freya 🌎✈️

The final Weekly Winners in the Line Zone are… Nathan Turner and Freya Addision🥇 Nathan is using maths to know whether the engines of airoplanes need to be fixed ✈️ Freya is using geometry to look at the shape of the Earth 🌎 The overall winner will be announced later today! The mathematician with the most votes at the end of the Line Zone wins a £500 prize for more STEM outreach activities.

Posted on November 27, 2020 by modalex in News | Leave a comment

👩🏻‍💻 Final day of the Line Zone! Open Chat today – 12pm to 3pm

Today is the final day of the Line Zone! To celebrate, we have a Chat open from 12pm to 3pm 🎉 It’s open to all. Drop in anytime! Just log in and head to the Chat page. Students, it’s your final opportunity to ask questions. Scientists, it’s your last chance to win Votes! Voting closes 2pm. At 2.30pm, we’ll announce the winner live in the Chat! Don’t miss out! 🏆 🥇 See you this afternoon! ModAlex and the Line Zone team How to join the open live chat Log in to the Line Zone as normal Click the Chat icon Start asking your questions!

Posted on November 27, 2020 by modalex in News | Leave a comment

👩🏻‍💻 Join the final evening live chat in the Line Zone, tonight 7 to 8pm.

Evening Chat tonight – 7pm to 8pm  Students: continue asking your brilliant questions in the final special after-school live Chat. Just log in and head to the Chat page from 7pm! The mathematicians signed up for the Chat tonight include: Alan Walker who is a lecturer who teaches maths to a variety of  students 🎓 Cesare Gulio Ardito who is using the building blocks of algebra to study the symmetries of objects ➕ Katie Elliott who uses maths to help kill cancer with x-rays ☢️ Sophie Carr who is using maths to make predictions like what types of dogs will result from breeding 🐶 Invite your friends and family to join in! They can meet the mathematicians, ask questions, and chat through your account. 💬 ⭐️ Plus: Open live Chat – Friday 12pm to 3pm ⭐️ As Friday is the last day of the Line Zone, there will be a … Continue reading

Posted on November 26, 2020 by modalex in News | Leave a comment

🏆 The third mathematician of the week is Sarah 💨

The third weekly winner in the Line Zone is… Sarah Brown 🥇 Sarah is using maths to learn about what happens inside the airways of asthmatics 😮‍💨 Who do you think should win? Look through all the mathematicians’ profiles, use Ask to send them your questions, and Vote, for your favourite person to be next week’s winner! You get a new vote every week. The mathematician with the most votes at the end of the Line Zone wins a £500 prize for more outreach activities. So choose wisely!

Posted on November 20, 2020 by modalex in News | Leave a comment

👩🏻‍💻 Join the second evening live chat in the Line Zone, tonight 7-8pm.

Continue asking your brilliant questions in the third special after-school live chat. Just log in and head to the CHAT page from 7pm! The mathematicians signed up for the chat tonight include: Alan Walker who is a lecturer and teaches maths to students 🎓 Cesare Giulio Ardito who is using the building blocks of algebra to study the symmetries of objects ➕ Kate Elliott who uses maths to help kill cancer with x-rays ☢️ Sophie Carr who is using maths to make predictions i.e. what types of dogs will result from breeding 🐶 Why not introduce your friends and family to the Mathematicians? You can even ask them to pose their own question about the mathematicians’ work and interests. How to join the evening chat Log in to the Line Zone as usual Click the CHAT icon Start asking your questions! See you tonight! ModAlex and the Line Zone team

Posted on November 19, 2020 by modalex in News | Leave a comment

🏆 The second Weekly Winners in the Line Zone are Sophie and Hannah 🐶🌉

The second Weekly Winner in the Line Zone is… A draw between Sophie Carr and Hannah Speed 🥇 Sophie is using maths to make predictions such as types of dogs that will result from breeding 🐶 Hannah is using maths to design and maintain bridges 🌉 Who do you think should win? Look through all the mathematicians’ profiles, use Ask to send them your questions, and Vote, for your favourite person to be next week’s winner! You get a new vote every week. The mathematician with the most votes at the end of the Line Zone wins a £500 prize for more STEM outreach activities. So choose wisely!

Posted on November 13, 2020 by modalex in News | Leave a comment

What’s been happening in the Line Zone? 📐

The Line Zone, funded by the Institute of Mathematics & its Applications, is running until 27 November. Here’s what’s been happening so far… Students have asked questions about things like what it is like to have a job as a mathematician and how maths can predict the US presidential election. In live chats, maths students talked about how the scientists got to where they are now: …And what they could do with a degree in maths: Want to get involved? Follow the links below Students – read about the mathematicians in the zone and send them a question from their profile Teachers – book more live chats for your students in the Line Zone Mathematicians – head to your dashboard to see the live chats you can join, and answer questions from students

Posted on November 13, 2020 by modem in News | Leave a comment

👩🏻‍💻Join the first evening live chat in the Line Zone, tonight 7-8pm.

Continue asking your brilliant questions in the second special after-school live chat. Just log in and head to the CHAT page from 7pm! The mathematicians signed up for the chat tonight include: Alan Walker who is a lecturer teaching maths to a variety of STEM students 🎓 Cesare Guilio Ardito who is using the building blocks of algebra to study the symmetries of objects ➕ Kate Elliott who uses maths to help kill cancer with x-rays ☢️ Sophie Carr who is using maths to make predictions like what types of dogs will result from breeding 🐶 Why not introduce your friends and family to the Mathematicians? You can even ask them to pose their own question about the mathematicians’ work and interests. How to join the evening chat Log in to the Line Zone as usual Click the CHAT icon Start asking your questions! See you tonight! ModAlex and the … Continue reading

Posted on November 12, 2020 by modalex in News | Leave a comment