Mathematics

# Maths in...

##### ..ART (Escher) by Grace Curran

The strangest place that I think maths is used in is Art. Escher proves this to us in his impressive work...

##### ..COOKING by Nicholas Chaudakshetrin

To create dishes with good flavour, consistency, and texture, the various ingredients must have a kind of relationship to one another...

##### ..EVERDAY LIFE by Alice Gray and Helena Raywood

We all do maths in maths lessons but not many people realise just how much we use maths everyday. Maths isn’t only about adding, subtracting and algebra...

##### ..EVERYDAY LIFE by Bianca Ng

How important is it to be good at maths to make everyday life easier?

##### ..EVERYDAY LIFE (Probability) by Oliver Rubinstein Baylis

Maths can tell us weather we are going to win something or not,(which can be very useful for the lottery etc)...

##### ...FRACTALS by Liam Cook

A fractal is essentially a geometric shape which can be zoomed in on for ever, usually creating an image which is the same or very similar to the original shape.

##### ....THE FIBONACCI SEQUENCE (in nature)

Fibonacci numbers often occur in nature. Petals are a very good example of this.

##### ..THE GOLDEN RATIO (in ART) by Rosie Naylor

What do the pyramids in Egypt, Leonardo da Vinci's portrait of the Mona Lisa, sunflowers, the snail, the pine cone and your fingers all have in common?

##### ..The MANDELBROT SET by Harvey Naylor

The Mandelbrot set is a meant to represent the equation of infinity. If you zoom in on the Mandelbrot set then you should be able to zoom in for ever and it will always show different patterns.

##### ..MAGIC by Geol Son

Maths and Magic? Do they relate to each other?

##### ..MUSIC by Chang Park

Maths plays one of the major role in music. For example tuning; a frequently asked question is, why are there 12 tones in an octave? The answer has to do in part with the nature of sound.

##### ..NATURE by Sam Landman

Nature is beautiful, so many different, unique shapes and patterns. Such irregular dimensions and variations appear too random to have any mathematical connection...

##### ..SPORT (football) by Tom Obank

How would David Beckham curve a ball around a wall if he could?

##### ..SPORT (cricket) by Chris Lahr and James Nicholson

Like all sports rankings, cricket ratings involve some maths. In this case, they use a mathematical technique known as exponential weighting. For those who want to know more, read on.

##### ..TRANSPORT (A Maglev) by Alexander Ryan

A Maglev can accelerate from 0 to 300km/h in 3800m, or 0 to 500km/h in 5000m. Doing the maths, this means an average acceleration of about 0.9m/ss

##### ....SNOWFLAKES (Year 6 and 7)

Using six sided dice year six pupils have created random snowflakes following some probability rules.