'NETWORKS goes to school' introduces school students to networks science
In 2018 NETWORKS organised a very succesful masterclass on networks and their applications for secondary school students with the title 'NETWORKS goes to school'. This week, NETWORKS published the collection of contributions with an extensive introduction. The aim of both the masterclass and this publication is to introduce secondary school students with an interest in mathematics to university level mathematics education and to help them to deepen their mathematical knowledge.
Introduction to ongoing research
The 'NETWORKS goes to school' booklet highlights four topics of ongoing research within the NETWORKS programme:
- Networks with communities
- Markov chains and their applications
- Networks in biology
- The phenomenon of synchronisation
Next to this three research articles on networks are presented: The Marvel Universe, A network of Thrones and the NS (National Railway) train schedules. In order to understand the mathematics used, these two research chapters are preceded by an extensive introduction on networks science.
The booklet can be used after completing the masterclass by teachers in the classroom or by students who want to get a glimpse into networks science.
NETWORKS goes to school 2019
In 2019 two new masterclasses for secondary school teachers and students will be held:
NETWORKS started in the summer of 2014 as a 10-year programme funded by the Dutch Ministry of Education, Culture and Science through the Netherlands Organisation for Scientific Research (NWO), hosted by the University of Amsterdam (UvA), Eindhoven University of Technology (TU/e), Leiden University (UL), and the Center for Mathematics and Computer Science (CWI) in Amsterdam.The programme covers a broad range of topics dealing with stochastic and algorithmic aspects of networks.