Category Archives: 2020

Line Zone Report

Read the report: Line Zone Report [PDF]

Read the report: Line Zone Report [PDF]

The I’m a Mathematician Line Zone ran from 2 to 27 November 2020.

The Zone featured 32 mathematicians and was funded by the Institute of Mathematics and its Applications.

Mathematicians

  • 32 mathematicians created profiles in the Zone
  • 24 engaged with students through live Chats and/or Ask questions
  • Mathematicians from a broad range of fields and career stages took part. For example:
    • Kate Elliott – Medical Physicist working for the NHS
    • Christos Klerides – modeller for Mott MacDonald
    • Sarah Barry – medical researcher at the University of Strathclyde

Students

  • 243 students from 7 schools in England and Scotland logged into the Zone
  • 36% of active students were from target schools (WP and/or U)
    • 32% were from widening participation (WP) schools
    • 4% were from underserved (U) schools
Posted on January 22, 2021 modtom in 2020, News, Zone Reports | Tagged | Comments Off on Line Zone Report

Circle Zone Report – Stay at home 2020

Read the report: Circle Zone Report – Stay at home 2020 [PDF]

In March 2020, I’m a Mathematician, Stay at home was launched to allow school students to stay connected with STEM during the school closures due to coronavirus. Students could log in and take part whether they were at school or at home, reconnecting with their teachers and each other.

The Circle Zone, in I’m a Mathematician, Stay at home, ran over 7 weeks as part of the Stay at home activities, instead of the usual two. This Zone was funded by UKRI.

  • 33 mathematicians created profiles in the Zone, and 33 engaged with students in live chats and answering questions. 25 of these mathematicians were new to the activities.
  • Mathematicians from a broad range of areas and career stages took part. For example, Hannah West is a PhD student using maths to understand how to deliver cancer treatment, Arick Shao is a Senior Lecturer researching differential equations for mathematical modelling, and Alan Champneys is researching mathematical modelling about how to return safely from work after the first wave of COVID-19. On average, 5 mathematicians attended each live chat session.
  • 170 students from 10 schools all over the UK logged into the Zone. 6 of these schools had taken part in a previous I’m a… activity.
  • 21% of active students were from Widening Participation schools, and 53% from Underserved Schools.
Posted on August 26, 2020 modem in 2020, Evaluation, News, UKRI, Zone Reports | Comments Off on Circle Zone Report – Stay at home 2020