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MusicModes2A big thank you to all my group who came today and worked their brains to the bone exploring the maths in music, wrestling with Pythagorean ratios, major 5ths and strange ways of counting!

Next time we will be exploring pentatonic, jazz and blues scales.

We will also discover why each instrument sounds different, with a look at overtones and resonance.

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Wednesday 7th March  2.30  –  4.30 at Kensington House.

Lots of laughs  –  see you there. More info from Wanda Leach 284 8454 or wleach099@gmail.com

Musical Maths Wed 7th Feb

MATHS 4 FUN     Kensington House  2.30  –  4.30

Our topic for February is The Maths in Music. MusicIntervals1

Come and find out how the same numbers work for Bach, the Beatles, Lloyd Webber and John Williams. Explore the simple patterns that make some music unforgettable. Whether or not you have any knowledge of music or maths, this entertaining stuff will help you tune in and chill out.

MusicNotes1No stress, lots of laughs.

Bring a simple calculator if you need.

All welcome. Entrance £1.50

More info from Wanda Leach  wleach099@gmail.com

Maths 4 Fun

We had a great meeting to start the new year exploring 4, 6, 8, 12 and 20 sided dice monopoly-board-game-1and the games they are used for. Hope you have all now honed your Monopoly skills and can beat the grandchildren hollow. If anyone still has bored youngsters to look after the best non-electronic game for the second year running seems to be Blokus, lots of coloured pieces on a scrabble type board. Takes around 30 seconds to learn, totally addictive for young and old alike, and full of hidden maths skills!

Next time – Wednesday 1st February – we will look at Maths in Art and discover the rules of perspective and composition that the classical masters knew. We will see how Fibonacci and the Golden Section appear from Michelangelo to Picasso and Mondrian, and how Escher managed to break the rules so successfully.

If you would like to join us please bring a pencil, ruler and rubber with you.

Remember         No Stress       Lots of Laughs

Maths 4 Fun update

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We had a great meeting in December when we explored logic puzzles, played some games, and tried to work out how to get Father Christmas home on time.

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Answers and best solutions will be available at our next meeting which will be this Wednesday, 4th January, 2.30  –  4.30 when we will look at dice, how to win at Monopoly, and the important numbers of the national lottery.

All welcome   No stress   Plenty of laughs   See you there

 

Maths 4 Fun

colourful-carsWe had a great meeting this afternoon exploring networks, designing car park layouts and finishing off with a quick look at calendars. Do you know why the tax year starts on 6th April?

Well done to those who laughed as they laboured.

If you would like to join us, our next meeting will be Wednesday 7th December 2.30 to 4.30 at Kensington House when we will look at some of the Christmassy bits of maths. More information from Wanda Leach 284 8454 or wleach099@gmail.com