Tim Rowland introduces irrational numbers
This article for pupils and teachers looks at a number that even the great mathematician, Pythagoras, found terrifying.
If the yellow equilateral triangle is taken as the unit for area,
what size is the hole ?
An introduction to proof by contradiction, a powerful method of mathematical proof.
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
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.
What fractions can you find between the square roots of 56 and 58?
The number 2.525252525252.... can be written as a fraction. What is
the sum of the denominator and numerator?
How many differently shaped rectangles can you build using these
equilateral and isosceles triangles? Can you make a square?