The Mathematics Group has been in existence since April
2003. We meet infrequently, on average six times per year, at
High Lane Village Hall.
We welcome U3A members from other Pennine Link U3A branches.
concern ourselves with
the detail of mathematics, or prepare for examinations, we concentrate
on interesting and unusual aspects of mathematics, particularily in the
history of mathematics and the personalities involved.
Therefore you do not need any specific qualifications or
examinations, just an interest in a subject that is at the core of
modern life, but is feared by many. No homework is set!
Typical subjects that we have covered over the last three years include
early numbering systems, Napier bones, Fibonacci series, the history of
Pi, the useage of an Abacus, Euclid, Fractals, creation of curves from
a ruler, prime numbers, sets, probability, Mobius curves, Newton, sine
waves and music, Su Doku etc.
The Group is led by Ben Gunn and Barrie Milnes, and we would especially
welcome anyone who could assist in helping to present a subject.
We will soon begin to repeat some of the various subjects of
previous meetings so that new members, and those existing members who
have missed a meeting first time round, can cover that
If you would like to try us for a meeting, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org and
we will let you know when the next meeting is scheduled. The
picture is of Ben explaining 300 B.C. Chinese Mathematics to a