Mathematics of Waves group launches Making Musical Waves Challenge

The Mathematics of Waves and Materials group at The University of Manchester is launching the Making Musical Waves Challenge this summer term. Team registration opens in April, but teachers can register their interest now!

This is a cross-curricular STEM competition that challenges pupils to combine design, science, mathematics and music to create original acoustic musical instruments from repurposed materials. The instruments must be acoustic, made from repurposed or recycled materials, and able to produce one octave. 

Students in years 7-11 may enter in teams of up to four, and teams will be entered by their teacher or STEM club leader.

More details about the competition's rules and the prizes on offer can be found on the Mathematics of Waves and Materials website.

Can't wait until next term? We've uploaded resources for fun activities that can be run in class or STEM club in advance of the competition.

You can follow the Mathematics of Waves and Materials group on Twitter.

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