On this page, you will find a collection of videos including four short films (from “What’s the point” DVD) that highlight different industries, people and teams using mathematics in their work.
Follows the story to break the world land speed record in a vehicle powered by diesel tractor engines! Taken from “What’s the point” DVD.
A look at the maths involved in the planning and construction of modern high-rise buildings in London. . Taken from “What’s the point” DVD.
A video illustrating how maths makes the world go round! Created by Coventry University.
A look at the maths behind the work undertaken at the Institute of Food Research that enable us to make informed choices about what we eat. Taken from “What’s the point” DVD.
The Kit was created in response to requests for ‘hands on’ activities for use in schools at outreach events, careers fairs and science days.
Thomas McAuley is Navigation Officer on the P & O ferry ‘Pride of Hull’. He discusses the importance of mathematics for anyone wishing to work as a pilot on a ship. In this clip he demonstrates the way to measure the visible distance to the horizon using Pythagoras Theorum. The mathematics used, involves tangents, right […]
Matt Hobby works for the National Centre for Atmospheric Science. His role is to design and develop instrumentation and to build prototypes. One of the devices he deals with is an automatic weather station. These are often installed in remote places around the world and need to be powered by solar energy. Voltaic panels are […]
Monique Hollinshead teaches in the School of Performance and Cultural Industries at the University of Leeds. In this clip, she explains how she uses mathematics in her work.
Simon Choppin is a Sports Engineer Researcher at the Centre for Sport and Exercise Science at Sheffield Hallam University. He is involved in improving the performance of those involved in sport and exercise, and the equipment and machines that they use.