# Resources by Carom Maths

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### Buffon's Needle

Carom Maths provides this resource for teachers and students of A Level mathematics. This presentation introduces an explanation and a simulation of Buffon's Needles experiment, that yields an approximation for π, before developing the experiment further by asking what would happen if the shape of the needles were...

Carom Maths provide this resource which contains a collection of 40 PowerPoint presentations that include activities, designed by Jonny Griffiths, to explore mathematics not found on the A Level syllabus.

It is a useful reference for teachers who want to give students the opportunity of learning something...

### Coincidences

Carom Maths provides this resource for teachers and students of A Level mathematics.

This thought provoking presentation introduces the mathematics of coincidences, challenges students to produce a spreadsheet which shows the probabilities of sharing a birthday, as well as highlighting the coincidence of...

### Conics

Carom Maths provides this resource for teachers and students of A Level mathematics.

This presentation introduces the Conics and provides a Geogebra file for students to explore how, by changing the eccentricity of a curve, the locus of a point is altered. They are also challenged to vary the constants of an...

### Could Pi Be 3?

Carom Maths provides this resource for teachers and students of A Level mathematics.

This presentation investigates the value of π in different types of geometry and provides a link for students to experiment with Hyperbolic geometry. The classic definition of a distance function, or metric, is given and a...

### Curves of Constant Width

Carom Maths provides this resource for teachers and students of A Level mathematics.

This presentation introduces the Reuleaux Triangle and shows how to construct a curve which has a constant width, as well as Barbier's Theorem and the Isoperimetric Inequality. Three dimensional shapes are also investigated...

### Cyclotomic Polynomials

Carom Maths provides this resource for teachers and students of A Level mathematics.

Cyclotomic polynomials are explained in this presentation, which uses a regular polygon to illustrate the complex roots of unity and establish which of those are primitive, before demonstrating some intriguing algebra.

...### Descent

Carom Maths provides this resource for teachers and students of A Level mathematics.

This activity explores an example of the Descent method. This method was popularised by the famous mathematician Pierre de Fermat...

### Elliptic Curves

Carom Maths provides this resource for teachers and students of A Level mathematics.

This presentation uses the fact that 1729 is the smallest number that can be expressed as two cubes in two different ways to introduce the topic of Elliptic curves, which are used more and more in the field of number theory...

### Ergodic Mathematics

Carom Maths provides this resource for teachers and students of A Level mathematics.

Ergodic maths is a fairly new branch of mathematics which concerns itself with repeated processes and some of the basic theorems are introduced here.

The activity is designed to explore aspects of the subject which...