My First Love: Maths

Primary schools across Essex are invited to celebrate Valentine’s Day and their love their maths! Join mathematical super star Nira Chamberlain OBE live on Zoom as he guides your class through a series of fun mathematical challenges designed to inspire, excite and ignite a love of maths for all.

During these one hour digital events, your class will:

  • Hear about Nira’s incredible career in maths and his love story with the subject
  • Have the opportunity to ask their questions
  • Take part in fun mathematical challenges (only pencils and paper required) – linked to the Lower and Upper KS2 Maths Curriculum
  • Learn from other young people across Essex as you take part together

Book your class’ free place on 14 February at 10am or 2pm by clicking on the buttons below.

Professor Nira Chamberlain OBE is a professional mathematician and is also a Visiting Professor at Loughborough University. With over 30 years’ experience of mathematical modelling, simulation, and developing algorithms that solve complex engineering and commercial problems, Nira was the President of the Institute of Mathematics and its Applications from 2020 to 2021 and is currently President of The Mathematical Association. In 2018, Nira was the winner of the Big Math Off title “World’s Most Interesting Mathematician” and is currently the Chair of the Black Heroes of Mathematics Conference. Last year Nira was voted Best of Africa- Excellent mathematician of the year. Finally, in 2022, Nira was awarded an OBE for services to mathematical sciences.

Exclusive for Key Stage 2 classes across Essex County Council, My First Love is a partnership between educational organisation Big Ideas, the Royal Air Force Youth & STEM Team and Essex County Council in support of the Essex Year of Numbers.

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