Hidden Patterns in 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 identifies a number pattern used in the design of an archway and challenges students to find the next three terms of the triangular sequence. An intriguing number pattern is then given and again students are challenged to find the next two lines of the sequence. 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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