Not everybody agreed that the Third Millennium actually began on January 1st 2000. Find out why by reading this brief article.
Astronomy grew out of problems that the early civilisations had. They needed to solve problems relating to time and distance - both mathematical topics.
A game for two or more players that uses a knowledge of measuring tools. Spin the spinner and identify which jobs can be done with the measuring tool shown.
This article, written for students, looks at how some measuring units and devices were developed.
Three photographs each showing some measuring equipment. Can you work out what they are for?
Investigate how this pattern of squares continues. You could measure lengths, areas and angles.
Follow the diagrams to make this patchwork piece, based on an octagon in a square.
This article tells you all about some early ways of measuring as well as methods of measuring tall objects we can still use today. You can even have a go at some yourself!
Read this article to find out about the discoveries and inventions of Archimedes.