The Floor Plan of Durham Cathedral

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This video resource from Teachers TV is presented by Steve Humble. Filmed in Durham Cathedral, it investigates the mathematics used by master masons and the links with classical architecture. Steve uses bearings to measure the dimensions of the floor plan of the cathedral and students are challenged to produce a scale drawing from them, before establishing the number of times their classroom would fit inside the cathedral. The video uses Northern Architecture's Making Architecture Count project for schools, which develops resources that bring Key Stage Three Mathematics to life through exploring some of the region’s greatest buildings.

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