Measuring Height in Durham Cathedral
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 demonstrates a technique, using a 30cm ruler, which can be used to estimate the height of a column within the cathedral, before applying similar triangles to give a more accurate measurement. 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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