This work consists of a series of "masterclasses", short sessions of mathematics beyond the standard school syllabus, aimed at 10 to 15-year-olds with a flair for mathematics who want to stretch themselves.
The book is aimed to provide teachers with a source of novel and interesting topics to supplement their standard material, and as independent reading for pupils themselves.
It will be helpful to teachers who require interesting and novel topics, beyond the standard syllabus and normal textbook material, for capable pupils.
Michael Sewell is Emeritus Professor of Applied Mathematics at the University of Reading. He has B.Sc., Ph.D, and D.Sc. degrees from Nottingham University and is a Fellow of the Institute of Mathematics and its Applications, and of the Royal Meteorological Society. During the decade starting in 2001, he devised and delivered weekly "Mathematics Masterclasses" to selected groups of able ten-year-olds at Bisham School near Maidenhead, which followed on from the 1997 OUP edited work "Mathematics Masterclasses - Stretching the Imagination", and led to this current book.