The study of mathematics arises from the observations of patterns in the natural world and the way in which things interrelate according to a structured and universal set of rules. Through experiential visits we can see how engineers and architects have used mathematics to make structures of beauty, solve problems like taking a train around a corner on a set of parallel rail tracks, and we can see how maths has been used to observe and map environments, as well as find out about the universe and the stars.

Geometry and Islamic Design with a visit to Humayun’s Tomb

Bring alive a visit to a monument by considering the interplay between 3D and 2D shapes. What patterns can we notice and recognise? The Mughals believed that perfect symmetry would bring us closer to paradise. What proportions can we find that appeal to our sense of aesthetics. What do we call beautiful, and why?

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