Mathematics in Everyday Life

It is sometimes difficult for students to appreciate the importance of Mathematics. They often find the subject boring and hard to understand. With this project we will hopefully help our students realise that Mathematics is not just a subject on their time-table but a tool they use in their everyday life!

Monday, May 29, 2006



Math is everywhere and yet, we may not recognize it because it doesn't look like the math we did in school. Math in the world around us sometimes seems invisible. But math is present in our world all the time--in the workplace, in our homes, and in life in general. When you buy a car, follow a recipe, or decorate your home, you're using math principles.

Percentages are used in our everyday life and
we may not even realize it !!
This presentation was prepared by the Class of Form 3A and by the Class 1Ga.

Wednesday, May 24, 2006

Car Logos

Most manufacturers use symmetry of some kind in designing their logos.
For example, Audi uses four intersecting circles in a line. This pattern has one line of reflection symmetry.

Polish folk art - Paper Cutout

Wycinanki - Polish folk art paper cutouts are known through out the world as a beautiful craft. These beautiful paper cut-outs have been used to decorate the interior of Polish homes since the early 19th century! They were used to decorate the walls of ceiling beams in countryside cottages and given as gifts to family members and friends. The complexity of the designs is created by repeating symmetrical patterns and folk motifs inspired by nature and geometric shapes.

Wycinanki - paper cutouts which was made by polish students.

Tuesday, May 23, 2006

Architecture of Toruń

Toruń is one of the most beautiful cities of Poland.
Town Hall belongs to the most spectacular achievements of medieval urban architecture in Europe.
Symetrical windows.
The statue of Nicholas Copernicus is situated in the Old Market square in front of the Old Town Hall.

The two houses number 15 and 17 still hide the secret of the birth of the great citizen of Toruń, Nicolaus Copernicus.
A House under the Star - one of the most beautiful appartment houses in Toruń. It was erected in the Middle Ages. In late XVII century it was rebuilt in baroque style. The facade of the house is richly decorated with stucco arabesque motifs.
Saint Jacob church is one of the biggest and most beautiful gothic churches in Poland. It was built in XIV century and was a municipal church for the New Town of Toruń.

Sunday, May 14, 2006

Polish Folk Embroidery

Traditional Polish outfit are very brightly colored, with embroidery and beadwork highlighting the outfit.
Embroidery from Podhale.
Embroidery from Kujawy

The Kashubian Costume is all about embroidery which is very pronounced.

Here are a few more examples of symmetrical image in the plant and animal kingdom.