We worked as a team to decide what aspect of maths we would research for our project. After looking on the internet, we decided to research Archimedes based on his interesting life and how he defended his home town from invading romans.
Where did Archimedes get his weapon inspiration from? - Zac
How and who did his weapons influence people in the future? - Zac
What strategies did Archimedes use during war? - Luke
How did Archimedes use Mathematical principles to defeat armies during his time? - Luke
What method did Archimedes discover to calculate the area of a circle and how has this influenced our understanding of geometry today? - Lucas
How did the invention of the Archimedes Screw lead to better understanding of practical application of Maths? - Lucas
When was the golden rectangle/ratio found? - Eden
How did Archimedes and Phidias affect each other? - Eden
Did Phidias really discover the golden rectangle / golden ratio? - Catherine
Was Phidias really Archimedes's father? - Catherine
"You have put some good research into your assignment but the catapult is too ambitious." "Just double check on some of the information but otherwise it seems possible." "Your designs need a bit more decoration but the information seems good and the ideas are creative, the catapult might not work."
Questions we asked our Maths Teacher
How/where can we use transversals on parallel lines?