Archie Howitt analyses Euler’s Identity

Euler’s Identity Euler’s identity is an example of mathematical beauty, as it combines some of the most fundamental and irrational numbers to form a whole answer. It combines the additive identity (0) along with the multiplicative identity (1) with the most used irrational numbers of; π (the ratio of the circumference of a circle to […]

Mia Taylor explaining Georg Cantor and Infinity

Georg Cantor and Infinity Georg Cantor was a German mathematician who was most famous for the creation of set theory. He was born 3rd March 1845 in Saint Petersburg where he lived until his family moved to Germany in 1856. He studied in Germany and attended the University of Berlin where he studied physics, mathematics […]

Tao Zeng blogs operation orders and the history behind it.

Maths blog: operation orders and the history behind it 6÷2(1+2) =? What is the value of this mathematical expression? This question was taken from a year 5 maths problem in the chapter of operation. This question has gone viral on the internet and received millions of comments on social media sites. The problem is an […]

How Archimedes inspired future generations by Talvin Gill

How did Archimedes inventions affect later generations? Born on the island of Sicily in approximately 287 BC he is regarded as the Father of Maths, a title he has easily earned with his ground breaking discoveries in the world of mathematics. In the 3rd Century BC, he revolutionized maths with discoveries that leaves modern mathematicians […]

Talvin Gill explains The Golden Ratio

The Golden ratio can be viewed as one of the most unique ratios in Maths. It occurs when we divide a line into two parts. In the diagram this is shown as a and b. The idea is that, if the long part (a) divided by the short part (b) equals the overall length (a+b) […]

Maths is dominated by men? Not any more blogs Mia.

Maths has always been a field dominated by men. When researching for this article I only found 11 women mentioned as worthy mathematicians from the years 355-1940. This is partly because the higher education of women has been suppressed, particularly in fields like maths and science, for centuries. However, this has begun to change. There […]

Isabel Blogs how Quantitative Research methods facilitates the study of Politics

Mathematics and politics at first appear two direct opposites, and don’t seem to have anything in common bar being really difficult A-Levels. But upon looking into how democracy in the UK functions, maths and particularly data analysis becomes the very centre of our political system. From the perhaps obvious aspect of elections, to deciding which […]

Caleb Jelf Calculating lap times around a race track (Vlog + Blog) Please see the above video on Vimeo which is my final submission for my Scholar’s Project. Below are some additional notes further explaining the methodology and the bibliography, please see also the Excel spreadsheets for the workings. Methodology Initially I read the book ‘Physics for Gearheads’. The project is largely derived from information in […]

Freya blogs about Eco Hotel as part of her STEM project.

STEM project For the past couple of months, Frances , Zara , Evie Ainscough, Evie Joyce, Molly and I have been working on a STEM (science, technology, engineering and maths) project called “eco hotel”. In this project we have had to design and work out the logistics of our very own Eco Hotel. This project […]

Sam Munro (Y7) blogs a maths problem

Maths Problem A couple of weeks ago Mrs Manning (our maths teacher) gave us homework to create a starter idea for the class that we could puzzle out on the tables in L34 and L5. So far we have tested a few and I’m going to guide you through how I worked out my favourite […]