Barcelona's Big Church

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This Teachers TV video is part of the series A World of Maths, which travels to different locations to pose mathematical problems.

Gaudi's La Sagrada Familia church in Barcelona is the setting for these 11 short sequences which display different aspects of mathematics for students to explore, investigate and discuss. Estimation, speed, scale, hyperboloids and 3D coordinates are some of the topics students will encounter. The programme is intended to be used in sections, stopping and replaying the video to analyse the information and answer questions which are designed to stimulate mathematical discussion. A rich source of mathematical imagery, it can be shown on a whiteboard where the images can be annotated, or worked on by students using laptops, individually or in groups.

The timings of each section are as follows:
Introduction 00:00
1. Timeline 01:12
2. Tour 02:44
3. Models 03:44
4. Columns 05:29
5. Lift 06:43
6. Hyperboloids 07:22
7. 3D to 2D 08:17
8. Helix 09:59
9. Puzzle 10:24
10. Proportions 10:45
11. Shapes 12:02
And finally 13:05

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