Richard Robinson

Number Twos

A mathematical cabaret which begins with the startling discovery that we humans can’t count higher than two! Various illusions and tricks expose our weaknesses with counting and measuring, even teachers, parents and maths scholars will find it puzzling and revealing. It is heartening for those who have difficulty with numbers to realise that their condition is quite normal. Aimed at 7-14 year-olds.

How many times can you fold a piece of paper? How can you always win at roulette? Can you help us invent new units of measurement? What is an attosecond?… A googol? How do bacteria multiply? How does a venus fly-trap count up to three?

Aimed at 12-14 year-olds.