Explore the properties of oblique projection.
Can you make a new type of fair die with 14 faces by shaving the corners off a cube?
Design and construct a prototype intercooler which will satisfy agreed quality control constraints.
Build a scaffold out of drinking-straws to support a cup of water
Explore the properties of isometric drawings.
Explore the properties of perspective drawing.
What shapes should Elly cut out to make a witch's hat? How can she make a taller hat?
The design technology curriculum requires students to be able to represent 3-dimensional objects on paper. This article introduces some of the mathematical ideas which underlie such methods.
This is the technology section of stemNRICH - Core.
My recipe is for 12 cakes - how do I change it if I want to make a different number of cakes?
Creating a schedule to cook a meal consisting of two different recipes, plus rice.
What shape and size of drinks mat is best for flipping and catching?
What shape would fit your pens and pencils best? How can you make it?
Is it cheaper to cook a meal from scratch or to buy a ready meal? What difference does the number of people you're cooking for make?
Where should runners start the 200m race so that they have all run the same distance by the finish?
Could nanotechnology be used to see if an artery is blocked? Or is this just science fiction?
Formulate and investigate a simple mathematical model for the design of a table mat.
A simple robot to make, plus robots in everyday life to investigate.
Can you work out what this procedure is doing?
If I don't have the size of cake tin specified in my recipe, will the size I do have be OK?
Design and test a paper helicopter. What is the best design?
Is it really greener to go on the bus, or to buy local?
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. . . .
Create a symmetrical fabric design based on a flower motif - and realise it in Logo.
Moiré patterns are intriguing interference patterns. Create your own beautiful examples using LOGO!