What is 'Carom'?

*Carom* is an extra-curricular maths group

that runs for twenty weeks from October halfterm

through to Easter each year at Paston College in Norfolk.

We get together one lunchtime a week to bounce (or might we say, carom?)

a few maths ideas off some like-minded people.

The aim is to look at some sweet mathematics

discovered 'off the beaten track' of the syllabus (hence the word 'offbeat').

If only time allowed us to study this in formal lessons...

We meet for maybe 40 minutes. We prepare by trying some maths generated by the Carom activity chosen.

Half of the forty minutes goes in us actually doing some maths (vital), and the other half in learning from the Powerpoint.

This is maths that provides a useful bridge into undergraduate mathematics too;

*Carom* members are never short of things to talk about at interviews.