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 vent.  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

Mr S will be interviewing NASA Scientists and local Astronomers about the Comet that is current making an appearance.  We will talk about chasing comets and even catching them.


World Cardboard Challenge

Living Maths is a firm believer in using creativity, problem solving, design, engineering, 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 Space 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.


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.


Interview With Chaeli Mycroft and Laura Lasance

As a build up to World Peace Day on 21 September, Mr S will be interviewing Chaeli Mycroft (Chaeli Campaign) and Laura Lasance (Kids Rights) – We get to meet Chaeli and find out why she was chosen to win the International Children’s peace Prize.  Friday, 19 September at 430pm. We will have a few special guests joining the live interivew. Email us on livmath@iafrica.com OR tweet us on@livingmaths OR Chaeli on@Chaelz_162 OR @kidsrights to ask questions.


Interview with Max Pazak & Kayli Levitan (Founders of The Street Store)

As a build up to World Peace Day on 21 September, Mr S will be interviewing Max Pazak & Kayli Levitan  (Founders of Street Store) – an innovative clothing store for homeless people that is now replicated all over the world!  Tuesday 6pm.

Please email questions to: livmath@iafrica.com or tweet us on @livingmaths or @thestreetstore


What is happening in the world of Living Maths?

We’re so excited to tell you about some of the exciting things we’ve got planned for the rest of this year and beyond. Let’s start with the obvious… we have a new website!

Interviews

Mr S has gone on an interviewing frenzy. We have been fortunate enough to interview very interesting people across the world. These people are sharing their stories with us while showing us how they use problem solving every day to perform the work they do.

 

 

As a build up to World Peace Day on 21 September, Mr S will be interviewing Max Pazak & Kayli Levitan  (Founders of Street Store) – an innovative clothing store for homeless people that is now replicated all over the world!  Tuesday, 16 September 6pm. Watch it live on www.livingmaths.com.  The live feed will begin playing at 6pm on Tuesday Evening.You can email questions to livmath@iafrica.com or tweet questions to @livingmaths

 

On Friday, 19 September at 4:30pm , Mr S will interview Chaeli Mycroft (Chaeli Campaign) and Laura Lasance (Kids Rights) – We get to meet Chaeli and find out why she was chosen to win the International Children’s peace Prize.  . You can email questions to livmath@iafrica.com or tweet questions to @livingmaths

 

Mr S was interviewed on 4 September 2014.  Watch it here:

 

 

Watch other interviews with Mr S: Click here

 

LEGO Robotics

Living Maths has acquired our very own LEGO Mindstorms kit. We will be putting together a team of Living Maths students to enter the First Lego League competition this year. If you’re interested, click here:

http://www.livingmaths.com/?page_id=257

New Website

We have a brand new website just for you.  We have been listening to your suggestions and comments, we have read through all your emails with ideas on what we need to do to make the new website awesome… this site is the result.  We will be tweaking it over the next couple of weeks but please continue to send us feedback – this site is designed for you!

Weather Balloon

Our plans to launch our own weather balloon into space are very much on track, follow us on Facebook and twitter to stay up to date with our progress. This will take place during world Space week – 4-10 October 2014. We can’t wait to send up our cameras into space to see it for ourselves.

 

Other exciting events

  1. International DOT Day is on 15 September –teachers can click here for more information http://www.thedotclub.org/dotday/
  2. Global Day of Peace is on 21 September.  We will be hosting an interview that day – Guest to be announced.
  3. Global Cardboard Challenge Day 11 October 2014 – A fun day that is celebrated all over the world. Bring your creativity and your artistic touch.  Save the date and we will post an update soon.
  4. In October we are hosting Mr Jim Adams from NASA – we will also be hosting a Google Hangout with a Panel of NASA scientists and a local scientist in Sutherland.  Watch this space for all the details.
  5. World Space Week is 4 to 10 October 2014.  Some exciting events planned.
  6. SPEED CUBING – Living Maths is helping to bring the South African leg of the Speed Cubing championships to the Cape Town Science Centre on 30 November 2014.  How fast can you solve the Rubik’s cube ? Enter the championships here: https://www.worldcubeassociation.org/results/c.php?i=CapeTown2014 . Speedcubes.co.za will be hosting a training session for those of you that would like to learn how to solve the Rubik’s cube.  The world record holder and another Speedcube champ will be in Cape Town for the event and might join us on a school visit or two. Details to be announced soon.  The workshop will operate on a first-come-first-served basis.