MathsJam 2023 - Weekend of November 11th/12th

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The MathsJam Gathering is a great place to share puzzles, games, toys, or anything you've found interesting. We're not looking for Earth-shattering maths, nor new discoveries, nor anything exceptionally deep or meaningful.

We're looking for things that you think are neat, cool, weird, surprising, or that simply intrigue you.

There are important things you need to know as a speaker.


  • Show us something you like;
  • A laptop will be provided, running
    • Powerpoint
    • Keynote
    • PDF display
    • Web browser
  • There will be a visualiser
  • Provide your presentation in advance
    • Email it to
  • Name your presentation in the format 'YOUR NAME - TALK TITLE'
  • There will be a stick mike and a clip-on mike
  • Projector is 16:9
  • There will be a clicker;
  • There will be a monitor to see your own slides;
  • You really will have only five minutes;
  • Don't have too much on each slide;
  • Don't have too many slides;
  • Make your slides VISIBLE:
    • Legible on your laptop at 5 metres away;
    • High colour contrast;
    • Images must be LARGE;
    • Graphs are tricky:
      • Consider filling in the area under the line;
  • Rehearse your timing!
  • You don't have to fill the five minutes;
    • shorter talks are positively encouraged;
  • Assistance with language is available.

The Audience

The MathsJam audience is very general, with a wide range of experience and interests, but MathsJam is primarily a recreational maths gathering. While some of our audience are involved in maths education in some way, they are probably thinking of this as a weekend off, so will not be looking to hear about ways to teach maths or education projects, but will be interested in cool puzzles and interesting things.

Past talks have included everything from people sharing a mathematical phone game they enjoy, to the ways they made their wedding more mathematical, as well as puzzles, weird mathematical concepts and observations of real-world things containing interesting maths.

The main premise is:


A laptop will be made available for presenting, and we will have the capacity to show Powerpoint, Keynote, PDF and online slides, as well as display websites in a browser.

Please name your presentation with your name and talk title, in the format "YOUR NAME - TALK TITLE.ppt/pdf".

Please email your presentation to (or if this is not possible, email to warn us).

You will have a choice of handheld 'stick' microphone, or clip-on microphone.

Some other technical info:


This is important:

You really will have
only five minutes

Consider very carefully how many slides you have.

You slides will have to be visible at the back of a large(ish) room:

Please, please, rehearse your timing!

There are some thoughts on providing Language Assistance for anyone who is a little worried about their ability in English. Click that link to find out more.
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