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  • Platonic Solids

    Platonic Solids

    Shapes have fascinated people since ancient times and there is one special group of 3D shapes which has always attracted special attention.  The platonic solids consist of five different 3D shapes which satisfy a number of different properties. Platonic solids must: Have the same number of faces meeting at every vertex (corner) Each face must […]

  • Poster Competition 2015

    Poster Competition 2015

    Ever wondered about the people behind the maths you learn at school? Then why not enter our competition to design a poster about a mathematician from the past? You could win an android tablet!!

  • Career profiles

    Career profiles

    The range of careers open to STEM graduates is very broad indeed. To give you an idea, we have put together a collection of personal career profiles of STEM graduates, as well as links to other websites that feature such profiles.

  • Taxicab Geometry

    Taxicab Geometry

    In Euclidean Geometry you measure the distance between two points as being the direct distance as the crow flies, whereas in Taxicab Geometry you are confined to moving along the lines of a grid. One of the wonderful things about Taxicab geometry is that you can keep on investigating all manner of shapes and geometrical properties.

  • Bridges of Königsberg and Graph Theory

    Bridges of Königsberg and Graph Theory

    In the eighteenth century the city of Königsberg had seven bridges linking the different parts of the city. There was a debate among the citizens as to whether anyone could walk around the city crossing each bridge exactly once. It took one of history’s most famous mathematicians to prove that it was in fact impossible.