Optical Illusions & Mathematical Paradoxes Maths & Programming Camp

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17-21 February

For our first camp of the year 2020, we will explore Optical illusions and Mathematical Paradoxes!

Main areas that we will cover:
- Optical illusions and visual phenomena
- Mathematical paradoxes
- Maths false proofs and fallacies

What is going to happen in the “Illusion” section of the camp?

- We start by providing some background, history and basic theories on visual illusions, and proceed with going into more details about some of them.

- We will then build dynamic desktop applications that will produce different types of visual illusions.

- Thereafter, we will work with optical illusions in the real world, using information technology and pixel processing algorithms.

- Finally, we will build an application that works in an anaglyph space that provides a stereo vision effect in the human brain.

In the “mathematical paradoxes” section we will look at:

- Mathematical and psychological card tricks

- Paradoxes in Maths as well as hidden mistakes in proofs

As usual, there will be a fair share of Robotics&Programming involved. We are going to embark on a project in a field of generative modelling in a combination with LED lights in a very exciting way!

If you find visual illusions and paradoxes fascinating as we do, this camp is for you!

The camp details are:

Dates: 5 days from Monday 17 to Friday 21 February 2020

Ages: 7 to 17 divided into small groups by age and experience. Our pupil to teacher ratio is 6 to 1 and often less

Hours: 10am to 3pm. It’s possible to arrive earlier at 9am for a session on Olympiad style maths and to leave at 4pm after an additional hour studying chess.


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