A virtual session for primary learners in collaboration with the University of Sheffield’s Turing Pattern Project
Alan Turing is famous for his contributions to wartime codebreaking and for designing some of the world's first computers. It is less known that Alan Turing spent much of his time trying to understand patterns in nature. In his last published work, Turing wrote mathematics to describe how a leopard gets its spots, how sand dunes form in the desert and even how our fingerprints are made.
In collaboration with the University of Sheffield’s Turing Pattern Project, we are inviting primary leaners to discover Alan Turing's work in nature through this virtual session. Learners will explore patterns in nature, learn how to describe them with maths and investigate how to change patterns with calculations. At the end of the session they will contribute to the creation of a pattern that has already been started by students all over the UK. Your learners will also be introduced to the British Library and our connections to Alan Turing’s life and work.
This workshop is available until 22 October.
Please note, learners will require access to an internet-enabled device for the session.