This video resource from Teachers TV shows how the Woolwich Polytechnic School for boys, in south London, improves their students' 3D awareness by visiting local buildings, making paper shapes and exploring the algebra of origami. On a visit to London, Year Nine students discuss the shape and structure of City Hall and the Gherkin and, back in the classroom, they identify how shapes which tessellate have been used and suggest reasons why this could reduce costs of construction. Practical activities are used regularly to support learning and demonstrate the application of mathematical principles.
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|Published||2000 - 2009|
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