Exploring balance and centres of mass can be great fun. The resulting structures can seem impossible. Here are some images to encourage you to experiment with non-breakable objects of your own.
Can you puzzle out what sequences these Logo programs will give? Then write your own Logo programs to generate sequences.
Learn to write procedures and build them into Logo programs. Learn to use variables.
This part introduces the use of Logo for number work. Learn how to use Logo to generate sequences of numbers.
Turn through bigger angles and draw stars with Logo.
More Logo for beginners. Learn to calculate exterior angles and draw regular polygons using procedures and variables.
What happens when a procedure calls itself?
Write a Logo program, putting in variables, and see the effect when you change the variables.
This is the second in a twelve part introduction to Logo for beginners. In this part you learn to draw polygons.
Learn how to draw circles using Logo. Wait a minute! Are they really circles? If not what are they?
More Logo for beginners. Now learn more about the REPEAT command.
Draw whirling squares and see how Fibonacci sequences and golden rectangles are connected.
Learn about Pen Up and Pen Down in Logo
Logo helps us to understand gradients of lines and why Muggles Magic is not magic but mathematics. See the problem Muggles magic.
Make some celtic knot patterns using tiling techniques
A description of how to make the five Platonic solids out of paper.
These models have appeared around the Centre for Mathematical Sciences. Perhaps you would like to try to make some similar models of your own.
As part of Liverpool08 European Capital of Culture there were a huge number of events and displays. One of the art installations was called "Turning the Place Over". Can you find our how it works?
How efficiently can various flat shapes be fitted together?
Explain why, when moving heavy objects on rollers, the object moves twice as fast as the rollers. Try a similar experiment yourself.
Time for a little mathemagic! Choose any five cards from a pack and show four of them to your partner. How can they work out the fifth?
Put the steps of this proof in order to find the formula for the sum of an arithmetic sequence
Which of the following cubes can be made from these nets?
A game in which players take it in turns to choose a number. Can you block your opponent?
Can you use small coloured cubes to make a 3 by 3 by 3 cube so that each face of the bigger cube contains one of each colour?
What shapes should Elly cut out to make a witch's hat? How can she make a taller hat?
Design and construct a prototype intercooler which will satisfy agreed quality control constraints.
Can Jo make a gym bag for her trainers from the piece of fabric she has?