Maths Miniatures 2017

A short film competition for schools and colleges across the UK

Following the success of the MATRIX schools competition, MathsWorldUK have collaborated to run Maths Miniatures, a short film competition organised jointly by MathsWorldUK, UKMT, University of Leeds, and IMO2019 Ltd.

Mathematics is of fundamental importance to our society and its citizens but it also holds a lot of surprises, some of which are counter-intuitive. It’s also important that people learn to communicate mathematical thinking well. This competition was a way for students to work as a team and develop these skills! The judging panel consisted of members from the four collaborating organizations. There were many strengths across the films and the judges were faced with a difficult decision, the results of which are as follows.

First prize award to Barrow Sixth Form College for their video on a Non-Euclidean Surprise

Joint runners up prizes awarded to Queen Ethelburga’s Collegiate for their video on The Ulam Spiral of Prime Numbers and St Wilfrid’s C of E Academy for their video on Monty’s Doors.

We thank all the participants for their efforts in producing a series of splendid videos and the teachers and schools for all their support.

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