Year 8

 

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INTRODUCTION

Introductory and end of term gems - what is mathematics, origin of mathematics, uniqueness of, mathematics the science and art of patterns.

Mathematics as recognition of patterns

NUMBER

Greek and Roman numeration

Perfect numbers

Eratosthenes, his sieve and some properties of prime numbers

Pythagorean brotherhood and Pythagoras

MATHEMATICAL OPERATIONS

Napier's rods

Some other mathematical artefacts from the history to help calculations

GEOMETRY

Möbius strip

Circle

History of representational techniques

Perspective - short history

Regular polyhedra and Plato

Ratio and proportion - equivalent, direct, inverse

Beautiful proportions - maths and art; square roots of 2, 3, and 5 and where can they be found

TRIGONOMETRY

Pythagoras' theorem - calculations, problems, and constructions

ALGEBRA

History of the name and few other things

LOGIC

Paradox - Epiminides' Paradox

 

       

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