Online Workshop: Python for A-Level Mathematics and Beyond -Summer 2024

Start Date
End Date
Institute of Mathematics and its Applications 
Online, UK 
Meeting Type
online workshop 
Contact Name
Pamela Bye 
2024-05-31 09:45:19 
2024-05-31 09:45:19 


This is a hands‐on workshop and will introduce delegates to the freely available, open‐source and general‐purpose programming language Python ‐ which is one of the most popular programming languages in the world. Python will be used to enhance the teaching and learning of Mathematics at A‐Level and beyond. Delegates need no prior knowledge of programming to benefit from this workshop. Feedback from 2022/23 Workshops “Really enjoyed the session. Definitely inspired me to get into doing some Python programming (never used it before although used other languages) and applying this to mathematics problems” “A thoroughly informative and enjoyable course!” “Really good workshop; would love a follow-up workshop to increase the level of challenge.” “Stephen was very clear and knowledgeable” “Looking forward to the TensorFlow workshop in June.” “Thank you very much to Stephen and IMA for organising” Workshop Itinerary Friday 28th June 2024 12:00pm – 1:00pm Introduction and using Python as a powerful graphing calculator 1:00pm – 1:15pm Coffee Break 1:15pm – 2:00pm Symbolic Python with sympy 2:00pm – 2:30pm Lunch Break 2:30pm – 3:30pm Numerical Python and plots using numpy and matplotlib 3:30pm – 3:45pm Coffee Break 3:45pm – 5:00pm Programming, Jupyter notebooks, Google Colab and Beyond A‐Level Maths Saturday 29th June 2024 10:00am – 11:00am Introduction and using Python as a powerful graphing calculator 11:00am – 11:15am Coffee Break 11:15am – 12:00pm Symbolic Python with sympy 12:00pm – 12:30pm Lunch Break 12:30pm – 1:30pm Numerical Python and plots using numpy and matplotlib 1:30pm – 1:45pm Coffee Break 1:45pm – 3:00pm Programming, Jupyter notebooks, Google Colab and Beyond A‐Level Maths Requirements Delegates need to download Anaconda on to their own computers: For Google Colab: delegates will need a Google account Registration and Cost Registration for this event is open via the Portal. This event costs £10 to book. Please note that the content for each workshop day is the same so please only book for one date. Registration will close on 26th June 2024. The fees go towards covering advertising, staff costs, and the cost of software licence fees required to run the workshop. All joining information will be sent 24 hours prior to the event. IMA Zoom Instructions and Code of Conduct Additional Resources Python for employability: Jupyter notebook covering the A‐Level syllabus: Beyond A‐Level Maths: Book – IMA_Python_Workshop_Notes_2024 Organisers This event has been organised by Dr Stephen Lynch FIMA SFHEA, Holder of Two Patents Author of PYTHON, MATLAB®, MAPLE™ AND MATHEMATICA® BOOKS STEM Ambassador and Speaker for Schools, MMU Public Engagement Champion

For further information please contact the IMA Conferences Department E-mail: [email protected] Institute of Mathematics and its Applications, Catherine Richards House, 16 Nelson Street, Southend-on-Sea, Essex, SS1 1EF, UK.


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