Ice Rink

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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.

The mathematics in building and running an ice rink is highlighted in this video which was shot during the construction of a new outdoor ice rink at the Old Naval College in Greenwich. There are 10 short sequences, each displaying an aspect of mathematics for students to explore, investigate and discuss. Area, perimeter, volume, ratio and statistics 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.

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