Memorising dry, remote formulas. Crunching of meaningless numbers. These unfortunate learning experiences explain why maths is commonly maligned as a subject – more endured than enjoyed.
But the good news is that first impressions don’t have to last.
Card tricks, conspiracy theories, teacups, killer butterflies, music, lightning and more all illuminate the world of maths that surrounds us. And Eddie Woo, one of the world's most inspirational mathematics teachers, will show us how.
Join us on Monday 3 December for this very special event, as the Australian Local Hero of the Year and proud University of Sydney graduate returns to campus to share his discoveries, answer your questions and reintroduce everyone to an immensely practical, genuinely surprising subject.
Eddie Woo will be in conversation with Secretary of the NSW Department of Education, Mark Scott AO.
This event was held on Monday 3 December, 2018 at the University of Sydney.
Tuesday 4 December
The New York Times best-selling author Robin DiAngelo considers why it is so hard for white people to talk about racism.
Wednesday 5 December
Join us as we commemorate United Nations World Soil Day with a discussion about how we can ensure that our soils provide food, biodiversity and healthy ecosystems well into the future.
Monday 10 December
Our expert panel showcases some of the most innovative and original human rights work being done in Australia today, and facilitates a lively conversation about what we all need to do to forge vibrant forms of human rights action for the next 70 years.