Mathematics

Thursday, 22 April 2021  |  Hannah Fogarty
Earth Day

At Polydron, we’ve been working hard on our eco-initiative and we thought with today being Earth Day, there was no better time to share our work with you.

Thursday, 1 April 2021  |  Hannah Fogarty
Vamsi Visions

We first discovered Vamsi Poongundran when his parents contacted us to tell us about Vamsi’s passions for STEM and creating engaging content not only for his own personal development but for his peers too. They told us how Vamsi was interested in our fantastic Polydron Bridges and Engineering Sets for an upcoming video.

Friday, 13 November 2020  |  Hannah Fogarty
Polydron have won two Teach Early Years Awards!

Polydron are so happy to announce that 2 of our fantastic products have each won a prestigious Teach Early Years Award in this years competition!

Wednesday, 30 September 2020  |  Hannah Fogarty

We would like to give you an update about the changes that we at Polydron are making, to play our part in helping to save our planet and how we are constantly striving to be greener.

Monday, 13 July 2020  |  Hannah Fogarty

As part of my interactive Mathmagics show, I was looking for something new for the younger pupils for whom numeracy tricks and stories would be too advanced and who are often unable to enjoy visits from those working with the older pupils. I wanted to be able to provide sessions for everyone, irrespective of their experience and abilities.

Tuesday, 7 July 2020  |  Hannah Fogarty
Exploring Deltahedra

We recently came across an excellent article in 'Mathematics Teaching', written by Tandi Clausen-May, a regular user of Polydron and a long-time member of the Association of Teachers of Mathematics (ATM). She is a strong advocate of children learning through touch and exploration, and this article clearly demonstrates the benefits of this approach.

1 CommentWednesday, 15 May 2019  |  Hannah Fogarty
Crystal Polydron - Great for seeing within shapes

We have just launched a new range called Crystal Polydron. The size of the pieces are the same as our Original Polydron, the shapes are all solid and are totally transparent. They look stunning on light tables and against a light source. The introduction of transparent pieces allows you to see inside the structure.

Tuesday, 24 April 2018  |  Paul Stephenson

We use the same language to describe uniform tilings and polyhedra: Platonic if all the regular polygons are the same, Archimedean if there's a mixture, and a tiling - like the kagome pattern, 3.6.3.6 - can be thought of as an infinite polyhedron. What controls the size of the polyhedron is the angular defect, d, the difference from 360°, at each vertex. They total 720°, so, if there are v vertices, vd = 720°.

Monday, 23 April 2018  |  Paul Stephenson

In the case of our own planet the story begins around 4.3 billion years ago with the appearance of solid matter: ions joining to form crystals. We have to jump forward the same amount of time before organic life had evolved with the sophistication to discover their structures. Right up until the middle of the twentieth century this evidence was still indirect: we observed the scattering pattern when samples were bombarded by X-rays. But the electron microscope and its successors enabled us to identify individual ions. An important two-dimensional pattern discovered among minerals is the subject of this piece.

Tuesday, 4 July 2017  |  Hannah Fogarty

In order to test out some challenge activities I went to a local High School to run the first activity with a lower ability Year 8 class.


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