Ben Sparks - Mathematician, Musician, Speaker
Ben works part time with the Advanced Maths Support Programme (AMSP), based at the University of Bath, as a speaker, tutor and co-ordinator, and part time as a freelance maths enrichment speaker around the UK – including the Maths Inspiration project run by Rob Eastaway.
He regularly gives talks and workshops to schools and conferences around the country on a range of mathematical subjects.
Visit his website for more of details of talks and workshops, but they include:
- The Creation of Number
(maths, murder, memes and the Mandelbrot Set)
- The Sacred Geometry of Chance
(poker, probability and breeding rabbits - with some singing)
- The Windmills of Your Mind
(spirals, circles, irrationals, complex, and a bit of a song at the end again)
- Magical Maths
(the maths and performance skills in magic effects)
among many others
He also regularly delivers CPD to maths and science teachers and can combine this with a visit to a school if desired.
- Inspiring students to see the bigger pictures of mathematics
- Awareness of where the subject goes beyond school
- Surprising nuggets of mathematical beauty
- Better informed choices at A-level decision time
The STEM Directory is provided as a service to support you in finding enrichment opportunities. The activities are offered by external providers and are not endorsed by STEM Learning. We are not responsible for their content or delivery.
Grants for school
The Royal Institution runs two enrichment and enhancement grant schemes. Grants of up to £500 are available to UK-registered state schools to host a STEM activity selected from the STEM Directory.
There are a number of other organisations that offer grants to schools.
|Published||25 September 2017|
|Last modified||21 September 2018|
|Nature of scheme||In-school visit|
|Subject(s)||Creative arts and media, Cross curricular, Mathematics, Science, Physics|
|Age||11-14, 14-16, 16-19, FE/HE|
|Running times||1-4 hours|
or more, plus travel costs, depending on requirements. Please visit website www.bensparks.co.uk for more details on the costs for different sessions