Our next project is a fun mathematics walking tour of Dublin for families. And we’d love to hear what you think should be in the tour.
For instance, we’ll be looking at numbers all over the city, from bus routes to car number plates, and imagining what the world would be like if numbers had never been invented. We might also include proportion in architecture (such as the golden ratio in Georgian buildings), and the curve of a dome.
One of the things we want to celebrate are some famous Irish mathematicians — especially William Rowan Hamilton who invented a new type of algebra in 1843, that is now a cornerstone of computer games and graphics — and his statue is at the entrance to Government Buildings.
The audio guided stroll around the city will come with an activity sheet for families, packed with things to do as you explore mathematics in and around the city.
But what do you think we should include in our tour? We would love to get your ideas — and if we use your suggestion, we’ll send you a small thank you: a souvenir boxed edition of our audio guided tours to the National Botanic Gardens.
Send us an e-mail with your ideas to firstname.lastname@example.org or drop by our Facebook page.
We’re delighted that this project is being part-funded by Discover Science & Engineering. If your organisation supports maths, and would like to support this project, we’d love to hear from you too.