Maths visit by University Professor
With David's assistance, students tackled problems such as, How thick is cling film? How long is the spaghetti in a tin of spaghetti? and the age old problem of How long is a piece of string (in the world's largest ball of string)? Instead of using complicated mathematics, students were encouraged to use the simplest mathematics possible to find a reasonable approximation of the answer to these questions. And so armed with a raspberry spring roll, a tin of spaghetti tipped out on a plate, and formulae for the area of a circle, the area of a rectangle, the volume of a cylinder, and the volume of a sphere, students successfully solved these problems in under an hour!