Formula for success

DSC_0015cYEAR 9 students explored the power of numbers with a guest university lecturer. Hodgson Academy welcomed Dr Stephen Lynch, from Manchester Metropolitan University, on Wednesday 22nd April.

His talk – What is Mathematics – was a whistle-stop tour on how maths can be applied to every area of life.

DSC_0006aStudents built mathematical generated pattern from used train tickets. They also looked at geometry, shapes and algebra.

Dr Lynch, who is working on an invention that could potentially lead to the building of the world’s fastest supercomputer, told students: “There are many careers and opportunities open to you if you go on to study maths in higher education. Maths has, for example, led to new inventions in computing and biology.”