There are many situations in life where a problem can be solved by careful counting! Counting may seem like a simple task, but sometimes it can be surprisingly tricky.

In this workshop, we will help four STEM workers with counting problems that have come up in their research, by making use of cups, coloured paper, and collaboration.

This workshop will be presented by UNSW lecturer Dr Sean Gardiner, and is recommended for high school students in Years 9-12 with an interest in mathematics and problem-solving.

Some light refreshments will be provided.


The workshops will be held in Room 3085 on level 3 of the Anita B. Lawrence Centre (East) in the School of Mathematics and Statistics at UNSW. Please enter the building via the Centre Wing or East Wing main entrances (ref: H15 on UNSW campus map).

*Please note that the School of Mathematics and Statistics is not accessible via the West Wing of the building.



Monday 11 March 2024


4:30pm - 6:00pm


School of Mathematics and Statistics, Anita B. Lawrence Centre (East), Room 3085


Eventbrite link below