29 August 2015: Workshop “Numbers don’t lie or do they? Maths and Stats” for high school students from South Auckland
This workshop was the second in a series of six workshops on STEM subjects for South Auckland youth run by STEM-TEC and CoLab at AUT's South Campus over August-October. The workshops are supported by a $19,000 grant from the Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment initiative "Unlocking Curious Minds". The presenters of this workshop were Associate Professor Sergiy Klymchuk, Dr Robin Hankin and Dr Sarah Marshall.
Fifty students from South Auckland schools attended the workshop. The participants were amazed by the power of numbers with funny puzzles, surprising paradoxes, stimulating provocations and subtle sophisms in maths and stats with some hands-on activities. Three prizes (vouchers of $100, $70 and $30) were given to the most successful puzzle-solvers.
Some photos from the workshop: