The Mathematics of Juggling

On Tuesday 7h May mathematician Dr Colin Wright visited RGS where he delivered a masterclass to the Lower Sixth Form Further Mathematicians on calculating the distance to the moon using data collected from a handmade pendulum. He also spoke to the Fourth Form on the mathematics of juggling.

The engaging talk given by Dr Colin Wright consisted of the maths behind juggling. He explained how different juggling combinations were created depending on the speed and height of the throw. He also highlighted the importance of maths in everyday life, demonstrating that there is so much more to it than what is learnt in lessons. It was an entertaining talk that changed the way I perceive the subject and made me realise it is a lot more relevant than we might think.

Krishne T
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