In this session you will:
Discover the use of geometry in maritime navigation
Handle historical navigational instruments
Solve a real-world mathematical challenge
In this session, we look at the use of simple geometry in solving ‘real-world’ problems.
We will discover the art of navigation as ships in centuries past embarked on perilous journeys into the unknown.
Students will enjoy a boardgame trail to find objects and will have the opportunity for hands-on discovery of navigational instruments from the Museum’s collection.
We will also learn about Christopher Wren and the use of geometry in surveying and architecture.
The students will set an outdoors challenge to solve using measurement and geometry and will be encouraged to reflect on the problems of measuring in the real world.
This session links with a session at the Oxford University Museum of Natural History.