About Maths is Good for You...
Welcome to mathsisgoodforyou! This site was made live in April 2005, and is being updated daily. Please see the updates page which contains information about updated and new pages as they are added to the site.
It is dedicated to the students of mathematics between the ages of 11 and 18 and to teachers who would like to have some ready-to-use and downloadable resources in the history of mathematics. See the mission statement page for more information about the philosophy of the site and about the project from which this site grew.
The simplest way to use the site is to go to the main menu items and explore from there. Have a look at the top and bottom of the page menus. They will take you to pages from which you can find individual files.
The worksheets are meant to encourage you to investigate mathematical concepts by yourself and so will not always have the answers provided. Try and work things out by yourself, and if you make a mistake from time to time, then so be it. You can only get smarter through the mistakes you make.
You probably already have an appreciation of the beauty and the power of mathematics if you came to this site. In that case, I hope the time you spend here will add to your enjoyment of mathematics. But you may also seek to find these elusive qualities of mathematics among the forthcoming html pages. In this case, explore the site, try out the worksheets, do your own research on mathematical topics and get in touch if you need!
Click on the mathematical tree to explore various branches of mathematics.
Click here to find out why is maths good for you!
Number man - whenever he appears, it means that you can click on him to go to the page with resources to support the topic you are looking at.
Lecture picture - whenever you see this picture, you can click on it to download a presentation or a movie which deals with the topic you are looking at.
Click on abacus to get to the page with mathematical 'things' - artefacts real or imaginary are to be found here.
The drawing which is part of the logo represents the drawing of a helix and is version done by Hachette in 1811 using the technique of Descriptive Geometry. An older version (the one below) was done by Dürer in 1525.