Real World Maths kicks into action on June 16, 2004

Real World Maths in Action! is one of Victoria?s premier showcases of applied mathematics and careers for mathematics and statistics graduates. The fair features two key events, Mathematicians Exposed! and the Mathematics in Industry and Technology (MIT) Challenge.

This one-day fair is organised by and held at the Department of Mathematics and Statistics at the University of Melbourne. It is aimed at Year 11 and 12 mathematics students and their teachers, and is designed to:
- promote the importance and broad applications of mathematics and problem solving skills;
- raise awareness of career opportunities for mathematics and statistics graduates.

Students and teachers will get a chance to experience what it?s like to solve real world problems using mathematics, and win lots of cash and prizes in the process. Optimising tunnel layouts for gold mining, through to designing prize competitions from supermarket dockets are just some of the real world problems that were tackled by students in past fairs.

For more information, visit the fair website at

When and Where: 9 am to 3.30 pm, Wednesday 16th June, 2004
Department of Mathematics and Statistics
The University of Melbourne