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Fibonacci's Three Wishes 1

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First or two articles about Fibonacci, written for students.

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Eureka!

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Read this article to find out about the discoveries and inventions of Archimedes.

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Pi, a Very Special Number

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Read all about the number pi and the mathematicians who have tried to find out its value as accurately as possible.

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Fibonacci's Three Wishes 2

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Second of two articles about Fibonacci, written for students.

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What Did Turing Do for Us?

Stage: 2, 3, 4 and 5

Dr James Grime takes an Enigma machine in to schools. Here he describes how the code-breaking work of Turing and his contemporaries helped to win the war.

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All Is Number

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Read all about Pythagoras' mathematical discoveries in this article written for students.

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Clever Carl

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What would you do if your teacher asked you add all the numbers from 1 to 100? Find out how Carl Gauss responded when he was asked to do just that.

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The Art of Celtic Knots

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This article gives a taste of the mathematics of Celtic knots.

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History Mystery

Stage: 2, 3 and 4 Challenge Level: Challenge Level:1

Can you identify the mathematicians?

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Shaping up with Tessellations

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This article describes the scope for practical exploration of tessellations both in and out of the classroom. It seems a golden opportunity to link art with maths, allowing the creative side of your. . . .

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From A Random World to a Rational Universe

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In the time before the mathematical idea of randomness was discovered, people thought that everything that happened was part of the will of supernatural beings. So have things changed?

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Leonardo of Pisa and the Golden Rectangle

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Leonardo who?! Well, Leonardo is better known as Fibonacci and this article will tell you some of fascinating things about his famous sequence.

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Pythagoras

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Pythagoras of Samos was a Greek philosopher who lived from about 580 BC to about 500 BC. Find out about the important developments he made in mathematics, astronomy, and the theory of music.

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The Moving Planets

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Mathematics has always been a powerful tool for studying, measuring and calculating the movements of the planets, and this article gives several examples.

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Maurits Cornelius Escher

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Have you ever noticed how mathematical ideas are often used in patterns that we see all around us? This article describes the life of Escher who was a passionate believer that maths and art can be. . . .

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Going Places with Mathematicians

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This article looks at the importance in mathematics of representing places and spaces mathematics. Many famous mathematicians have spent time working on problems that involve moving and mapping. . . .

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From One Shape to Another

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Read about David Hilbert who proved that any polygon could be cut up into a certain number of pieces that could be put back together to form any other polygon of equal area.