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Sep 012020

This video from Aljazeera explains the origins of Algebra and how important it is for us today.

Al-Khwarizmi: The Father of Algebra

None of the great achievements of modern science would be possible without the mathematisation of science and the development of algebra. *Muhammad ibn Musa al-Khwarizmi was a 9th-century Muslim mathematician and astronomer. *He is known as the “father of algebra”, a word derived from the title of his book, Kitab al-Jabr.

Aug 132013

This activity is about a wind turbine in Norfolk. Watch the video first, then try to answer the questions. You will need a calculator.

You can either do the activity on-line, or download and print the worksheet.

Aug 042013

This exercise will give you practice in writing big numbers in words. Many thanks to Sheffield Renewables for the use of their Top Trump cards to make this exercise.

Before you start here is an example. The St Wilfreds Centre has solar panels that produce 3250 kwh of electricity. In words this is three thousand two hundred and fifty kwh. Kwh stands for kilo watt hours.

Writing big numbers

Oct 172012

Here is a fascinating site to find out about the Golden Ratio and the human face.

maths and beauty

Don’t miss the flash application where you can fit a mask to some famous faces to see if their facial proportions match the golden ratio.

You will find the Golden Ratio appears not just in the human body, but in architechture, design nature, cosmology, photo composition, art and much more.

Oct 172012