Speed Cubing Championships 30 Nov 2014

Living Maths will be assisting Speedcube.co.za to bring the Cape Town leg of the International SpeedCube championships to the Cape Town Science Centre.  If you feel that you have what it takes to solve a Rubiks cube in the shortest time, you could get your name in the record books.  This will be an officially timed event.  We will also have 2 world champions at the event.  Come and Meet them!  if you would like to learn how to solve a Rubiks cube, we will be running two training sessions – these will operate on a first-come-first-served basis.  An enrolment form will be made available on our website in the next few days.

Register for the event here:  https://www.worldcubeassociation.org/results/c.php?i=CapeTown2014


See you there!

NASA Interview 19 October 8PM

Mr S will be interviewing NASA Astronomers and local Astronomers about the Comet that is currently making an appearance.  We will talk about chasing comets and even catching them.  The Hangout will last 1 hour and afterwards we will take out the telescopes and explore the stars outside.  This should be an evening you won’t forget.   The event will be streamed live on the Living Maths website.  You can email questions to livmath@iafrica.com or tweet @livingmaths and we will try to mention your name during the hangout.   The event will be taking place at SAAO in Observatory. Watch it LIVE below.


Global Cardboard Challenge 11 October

Living Maths is a firm believer in using creativity, problem solving, design, engineering and fun to make learning memorable. Putting all these skills to good use to build cardboard projects is a wonderful way of celebrating everything that Caine’s Arcade stands for. Join us on 11 October 2014 at the Cape Town Science Centre for some Minecraft and Space themed Fun. Bring your own cardboard and other recyclables. Bring stationery to cut and decorate your cardboard. We will award prizes to the best space related item. Feel free to make your item at home and finish it off at the event. Watch the video that started it all off: http://cainesarcade.com/

Check out our Youtube video https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RKDp2gHTqaI


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Weather Balloon will fly to space – watch the live feed. Friday 10 October

You are invited to this Exciting event.  Please note that the high altitude balloon will be launched between 9:00 and 10:00 and that the live feed views of the curvature of the earth will become visible on the television screens about 100 minutes after the launch. Learners from numerous schools around the Peninsula as well as Living Maths will also attend. The Cape Town Science Centre will have their mobile display unit on the site.

Venue: St Augustine’s Cricket Club in Elfin Road, Diep River near Princess Vlei. GPS: 34.04655; 18.47911.

Date: Friday October 10


Time:  9:00 to 12:00

Information Officer on the day:  Smuts Louw cell:  083 653 4864

Watch it LIVE on http://ustre.am/1hYnP


Astronaut Interview with Dr Don Thomas 6 October

In celebration of World Space week 2014, please come and join us on 6 October 330pm for a live interview with retired NASA Astronaut, Dr Don Thomas.   Dr Thomas served on 4 Shuttle Missions, he is an excellent speaker and would love to hear from students all over the world.  Do you have any questions that you might have for Dr Thomas.  The video will be streamed live on the Living Maths Website.  If you would like to visit the Cape Town Science Centre and be a part of the live audience, we would love to see you there.  International teachers, would you like to join the hangout with your class ?  Email us on info at livingmaths dot com and we will see if we can squeeze you all in.

Living Maths Mathletics Olympiad 2014 – South African schools

The Living Maths Olympiad will commence on 6 October 2014 for both South African and International Schools.  The South African schools need to submit their results by 17 November 2014 . The papers will be ready by 6 October – teachers and schools can download the papers if they email us.   All the notices and instructions are available online already. Visit the Olympiad webpage.

World Space Week 4-10 October

World Space Week is 4 to 10 October 2014.  Living Maths will be involved in a few events during this week.  Watch our website for details.

If you are looking for events taking place in your country, search this comprehensive events calendar http://www.worldspaceweek.org/events/event-list/



Exciting News

Watch out live interview With NASA Astronaut Dr Don Thomas http://www.livingmaths.com/videos/ at 330pm (South African time) on 6 October.


Interview With Chaeli Mycroft and Laura Lasance

As a build up to World Peace Day on 21 September, Mr S interviewed Chaeli Mycroft (Chaeli Campaign) and Laura Lasance (Kids Rights) – We got to meet Chaeli and find out why she was chosen to win the International Children’s peace Prize.