Tim Rowland introduces irrational numbers
This article for pupils and teachers looks at a number that even the great mathematician, Pythagoras, found terrifying.
Read all about Pythagoras' mathematical discoveries in this article written for students.
Using the interactivity, can you make a regular hexagon from yellow
triangles the same size as a regular hexagon made from green
An introduction to proof by contradiction, a powerful method of mathematical proof.
What fractions can you find between the square roots of 65 and 67?
If the yellow equilateral triangle is taken as the unit for area,
what size is the hole ?
How many differently shaped rectangles can you build using these
equilateral and isosceles triangles? Can you make a square?
Ranging from kindergarten mathematics to the fringe of research
this informal article paints the big picture of number in a non
technical way suitable for primary teachers and older students.
The number 2.525252525252.... can be written as a fraction. What is
the sum of the denominator and numerator?