This event series is bringing our alumni and volunteers face to face with school children from all social and economical backgrounds for some honest - and occasionally irreverent - storytelling and discussions on some comfortable and some not so comfortable truths about mathematics.
Have you got your students' questions ready?
Through 15-30 min interviews, our alumni and friends try to shed light on how people end up learning mathematics even when faced with difficulties and setbacks, and how they build a mathematics based career. We hope that these talks will encourage good working habits and help students gain resilience and self-confidence, by showing that one doesn’t have to be a “born genius” to become brilliant at mathematics.
Read below to find out how to set up an interview
Message for Students
Do you happen to find maths difficult or boring? Have you felt like you could never become good at it? Have you felt frustrated with formulas? Have you wanted to bury your maths book under a tree… or worse? Don’t worry…you are not alone. Some of the greatest mathematicians have felt like this at times… With our This Could Be You event, you can interview people who have managed to get over their own difficulties with mathematics, and you will find out their funny personal stories, along with tips for your own success. And you will get to do it on your own terms.
Here’s how it works: Your teacher will gather your questions, we send them to one of our IMT alumni and friends: a mathematics student or scholar/ engineer/ entrepreneur will come to talk to you face to face… or answer your questions in a personalized video.