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Date Posted: 25/05/2022 | Posted In: Mathematics, Student News
Rob Eastway with B6 A Level Mathematics students

Some of our A Level Mathematics students had the great pleasure of meeting famous Mathematician, Rob Eastaway yesterday.

Rob Eastway

Rob is very closely involved in the world of maths. He’s written (or co-written) seven maths books aimed at the general public, of which two have been bestsellers selling over 100,000 copies worldwide (Why do Buses Come in Threes? and Maths for Mums and Dads). He’s also Director of Maths Inspiration, a national programme of theatre-based lecture shows for teenagers and he was President of the Mathematical Association from 2007-8.

The students enjoyed a very engaging talk from Rob on how they could use their knowledge of Maths to make decisions. 

First-year student, Mohammad Kala, presented with Certificate of Merit for The Andrew Jobbings UKMT Senior Kangaroo

Rob Eastway with first-year student, Mohammad Kala

Whilst he was here, Rob also presented first-year student, Mohammad Kala, with a Certificate of Merit for The Andrew Jobbings UKMT Senior Kangaroo 2021. Mohammad is a former Essa Academy student and studies A Level Mathematics, Further Mathematics and Physics alongside the Honours Programme here at The Sixth Form.

The Senior Kangaroo is a 60-minute problem-solving challenge consisting of 20 problems. Several thousand qualifying UK-based students take part in the Senior Kangaroo each year and only the top-scoring 25% of participants each receive a Certificate of Merit.

The maths department were delighted that Mohammad was awarded this Certificate of Merit and really grateful to Rob for delivering his talk. Find out more about studying A Level Mathematics here

Rob Eastway with B6 Maths staff, Mark Heslop, Hannah Roberts and Natalie Leigh