This article explores ths history of theories about the shape of our planet. It is the first in a series of articles looking at the significance of geometric shapes in the history of astronomy.
The second in a series of articles on visualising and modelling shapes in the history of astronomy.
The third installment in our series on the shape of astronomical systems, this article explores galaxies and the universe beyond our solar system.
Use the computer to model an epidemic. Try out public health policies to control the spread of the epidemic, to minimise the number of sick days and deaths.
This article for students gives some instructions about how to make some different braids.
Mathematics has always been a powerful tool for studying, measuring and calculating the movements of the planets, and this article gives several examples.
Could nanotechnology be used to see if an artery is blocked? Or is this just science fiction?
Details of our activities deigned for STEM clubs.
An introduction to bond angle geometry.
Can you drive a pointer using LOGO to create a simple version of
the Olympic Rings logo?
Maths is everywhere in the world! Take a look at these images. What mathematics can you see?
Does weight confer an advantage to shot putters?
Under which circumstances would you choose to play to 10 points in
a game of squash which is currently tied at 8-all?
Have you ever wondered what it would be like to race against Usain Bolt?
Mathematics has allowed us now to measure lots of things about eclipses and so calculate exactly when they will happen, where they can be seen from, and what they will look like.
More Logo for beginners. Now learn more about the REPEAT command.
Water freezes at 0°Celsius (32°Fahrenheit) and boils at 100°C (212°Fahrenheit). Is there a temperature at which Celsius and Fahrenheit readings are the same?
Can you rank these sets of quantities in order, from smallest to largest? Can you provide convincing evidence for your rankings?
Many natural systems appear to be in equilibrium until suddenly a critical point is reached, setting up a mudslide or an avalanche or an earthquake. In this project, students will use a simple. . . .
Learn about Pen Up and Pen Down in Logo
Turn through bigger angles and draw stars with Logo.
A Short introduction to using Logo. This is the first in a twelve part series.
What happens when a procedure calls itself?
This part introduces the use of Logo for number work. Learn how to use Logo to generate sequences of numbers.
Can you puzzle out what sequences these Logo programs will give? Then write your own Logo programs to generate sequences.
Design and test a paper helicopter. What is the best design?
Learn to write procedures and build them into Logo programs. Learn to use variables.
More Logo for beginners. Learn to calculate exterior angles and draw regular polygons using procedures and variables.
Learn how to draw circles using Logo. Wait a minute! Are they really circles? If not what are they?
This is the second in a twelve part introduction to Logo for beginners. In this part you learn to draw polygons.
Write a Logo program, putting in variables, and see the effect when you change the variables.
Moiré patterns are intriguing interference patterns. Create your own beautiful examples using LOGO!