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by Steve Humble Published in Mathematics teaching (01.09.1991)
...A group of 11 years olds, mixed ability working late on a Friday. Interested? Well, spirals captured their imagination and mine...
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...Today and tomorrow, from 9.30am to 4pm, I have organised a maths trail primarily for schools on the Newcastle/Gateshead Quayside. It takes you on a circular...
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...The KS3 syllabus involves a range of maths ideas, all of which give a good foundation for students on their way to GCSE. In this way KS3 sets the scene for the...
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...In a recent edition of New Scientist magazine it was discussed that the universe could be a Fractal, a mathematical shape which somehow goes on forever. I was...
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...This trick works in the following way. Before turning away count the number of heads showing. When then you turn back to look at the coins you are told how...
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...If you take a normal deck of 52 cards and perform a perfect shuffle eight times you will find that the deck is returned to its original order. You can use the...
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...The MetroCentre maths trail will remain as a permanent feature to test maths skills. Trail document from the Green Mall Customer Services Desk. Joseph from...
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...Why not come along and try out some more puzzles at Maths in the Malls in the MetroCentre, today and tomorrow from 10am to 4pm. If you can not make it to the...
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...The Terrazzo Tile shows how using a couple of very simple tile shapes, you can produce complex and rich patterns. Notice how the tiling pattern creates blocks...
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...There is a formula which even takes into account leap years. The basic theory for this was created by the mathematician Carl Friedrich Gauss in the early...
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...Using [Hardy]'s theory from above, on a par four hole what would BBGG mean - a birdie, par or bogey? Using this idea you can work out that on a par four hole...
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...Thank you for sending in this picture. I contacted Nexus and they told me that it is one of their "Art on Transport" pieces. More than 40 art commissions were...
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...They call this your Life Path Number. The origins of this theory can be traced back to the Greek mathematician, Pythagoras, in the 6th Century BC. He is...
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...This question has plagued mathematicians ever since. In the Bible there is a reference to Pi in I Kings 7:23, linked to the description of King Solomon's...
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...Well done [Caroline], I like your solution. Caroline showed me her answer at my Maths in the City event, which was held in Newcastle on June 29 and 30. The...
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...Today and tomorrow, from 10am to 4pm, I am running a maths trail which is taking place in the centre of Newcastle, called Maths in the City. The starting point...
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...The problem with this shape, compared with the truncated icosahedron, is that its edges will be much more pointed. This would cause it to bounce in an...
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...What are the mathematical differences between that and the Chartres Cathedral Labyrinth that has been reproduced at Shepherds Dene? I've enclosed a photograph...
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...The mathematical history of these shapes goes back to Euclid, the great Greek geometer of the Third Century BC. His collected works of geometry, Euclid...
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...Classic examples can be seen in castle staircases and spiral mazes. The spiral maze design is found in ancient Cretan coins and in sacred symbols of the...