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.
Can you rank these sets of quantities in order, from smallest to largest? Can you provide convincing evidence for your rankings?
The third installment in our series on the shape of astronomical systems, this article explores galaxies and the universe beyond our solar system.
This article for students gives some instructions about how to make some different braids.
Have you ever wondered what it would be like to race against Usain Bolt?
Details of our activities deigned for STEM clubs.
The second in a series of articles on visualising and modelling shapes in the history of astronomy.
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.
Mathematics has always been a powerful tool for studying, measuring and calculating the movements of the planets, and this article gives several examples.
Maths is everywhere in the world! Take a look at these images. What mathematics can you see?
Is there a temperature at which Celsius and Fahrenheit readings are the same?
An introduction to bond angle geometry.
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. . . .
Under which circumstances would you choose to play to 10 points in a game of squash which is currently tied at 8-all?
A Short introduction to using Logo. This is the first in a twelve part series.
Turn through bigger angles and draw stars with Logo.
What happens when a procedure calls itself?
Can you puzzle out what sequences these Logo programs will give? Then write your own Logo programs to generate sequences.
This part introduces the use of Logo for number work. Learn how to use Logo to generate sequences of numbers.
Learn to write procedures and build them into Logo programs. Learn to use variables.
Moiré patterns are intriguing interference patterns. Create your own beautiful examples using LOGO!
Learn how to draw circles using Logo. Wait a minute! Are they really circles? If not what are they?
Write a Logo program, putting in variables, and see the effect when you change the variables.
Does weight confer an advantage to shot putters?
This is the second in a twelve part introduction to Logo for beginners. In this part you learn to draw polygons.
More Logo for beginners. Now learn more about the REPEAT command.
More Logo for beginners. Learn to calculate exterior angles and draw regular polygons using procedures and variables.
Could nanotechnology be used to see if an artery is blocked? Or is this just science fiction?
Learn about Pen Up and Pen Down in Logo
Design and test a paper helicopter. What is the best design?
Where do people fly to from London? What is good and bad about these representations?