Symmetry and Circumference 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 some hidden symmetry surrounding the columns of the cathedral before challenging students to calculate the circumference of one of the columns, given its diameter. Students are then invited to explore hidden symmetry in their school or local church. 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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