Category Archives: Geometry

When Refereeing and Maths Collide

Regular followers of my blog know that I like my sport and some of you are aware that I am a qualified football referee and regularly ply my (alternate) trade as the “man in black.” With my referee’s hat on, I am an active member of a forum that discusses the finer points of the […]

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It’s a sin …

Monday morning. January. And its raining. Year 10 Trigonometry. I can get them to work out the missing angle or calculate the size of the hypotenuse. But can I get them to pronounce “sin” properly, as in “sign”? Nope. Class question and answer sessions end up sounding like something from the Spanish Inquisition: Its sin, […]

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The Poetry of Parallel Lines – The Movie

This post, where I first blogged about the above image, has become one of the most popular pages on my blog. Since discovering the image, I have fallen in love with the melancholic nature of the tale, imagining the moment in the sun when the two lines meet, and the inevitability of them drifting apart, […]

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A Good Question

So half my Year Eleven’s are missing, out on a Geography field trip. No point starting anything new, time to whip out some trusty revision material – “20 Homework Quickies” if I remember correctly. 20 short questions on a range of GCSE topics: 3x + 4 = 5 x – 2,  write 0.00012345 in Standard […]

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The Mathematics of Love!

(x2 + ½y2-1)3 = x2y3 The Mathematics of Love! Plot that equation, and this is what you get: Wishing you all a Happy, Mathematical, Valentine’s Day. I made my graph using the online graphing calculator Desmos You can go directly to my version of the love heart here Related posts: Ferris Wheels, Bumper Cars and […]

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