# Maths...

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A Fractal Pattern

A fractal is a pattern that repeats itself, getting smaller and smaller each time. Each part of the pattern looks like a smaller version of the whole thing....

Calculating Pi

Pi is a number used in maths used to work out the circumference of a circle or the radius, and is called a ‘mathematical constant’....

Get Knotted: Learn About Topology

Knot theory is the study of knots. As well as being useful to hold things together, knots and knot theory are important in different areas of science, including…...

How Many Surfaces? Making a Möbius Strip

A Möbius strip is a loop of paper with a twist in it, that behaves in a very odd way....

How Tall is It? Measure Something Tall Without Climbing It

The most accurate way to measure something is using a tape measure, but some things are too tall (or too scary) to climb with a ruler....

How to Multiply on Your Fingers

Knowing the times tables is helpful to be able to do mental arithmetic. But it is also useful to have some other tricks to help with multiplying....

Make a Right Angle With Knots and String

A right angle is a square-shaped or L-shaped angle, and measures 90 degrees (a quarter of a circle). A square is made up of four right angles....

Measuring Slopes: Make a Clinometer

A clinometer is used to measure the steepness of a slope, and can be used to work out the heights of tall things - here's how to make one with your children....

Proving 1=2 and 2=3

Mathematicians use mathematical proofs to prove that what they say about numbers is true. Some proofs look true but aren’t - these are known as fallacies....

Reading People's Minds

Maths can't really reveal the secret of reading people's minds, but some clever maths tricks make it seem like it is possible....

Shapes: Looking at Tessellation

Tessellation is the covering of a surface with repeating patterns of regular or irregular shapes that fit together exactly (interlock), with no gaps or overlaps. Why…...

The Golden Section

The golden section or golden ratio describes a rectangular shape that people find an attractive shape, particularly in art or architecture....