Maths Miniatures 2018

A short film competition for schools and colleges across the UK

Over the summer term talented young mathematicians and film makers across England and Wales accepted the challenge to make a film about mathematics in the natural world. The competition, organized collaboratively through MathsWorldUK, UK Mathematics Trust, and the University of Leeds, required students from 11-18 years of age to work in teams to produce a 3 minute video communicating a feature in the natural world and the mathematics behind it.

There was an exciting range of topics from epidemiology to gravity, and from bubbles to chickens. A team of judges had a difficult job to whittle down the entries to the finalists, and then an even harder job to decide the eventual winners.

We are pleased to announce two winning entries.

Phi in Nature by Devonport High School for Girls and Fractals by Thetford Grammar School.

The following finalists are also to be highly commended.

Metallic Ratios by Ashlawn School
Geometry of Beehives by Swanshurst School
Fractals – Maths in Nature by St Michaels Catholic Grammar School

We thank all the participants for their efforts in producing a series of excellent films and the teachers and schools for all their support

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