Who are we?

SiMPLE@CoMPLEX are a group of research students at CoMPLEX at University College London.

We are all passionate about using maths to study biology, something we want to share with the next generation of scientists!

Why aren't all penguins criminals?A lesson pack aimed at Year 9 students.

Teachers: click here to access the lesson resources.

We've developed a lesson pack aimed at Year 9 students based on showing how mathematics can be used to model biology!

The lesson is based around the following BBC Frozen Planet clip, and how we can use mathematics to prove that it is not in the interests of all penguins to be criminals.

We can offer a pack of materials including instructions, custom dice, score sheets, and counters. Please email us for more details.

We are funded by UCL widening participation, so these packs are provided free of charge.

For schools located near London, we run a follow-up competition in the summer: "Biology's next top model".

We are also keen to come into schools to talk about how mathematics and biology intersect.

Why aren't all penguins criminals?On tour!

We have also developed a version of our criminal penguins game, suitable for science and community festivals. The target age range is 6 to 11 year olds.

Please email us for more details.