CANTAMATH 2010 is Maths in Structures Themed. Your homework task for the following Cantamaths projects is: Individual Project:Due Date: 3rd July



This week by Friday at the latest you need to come up with a project, a title and a blurb much like on the list page from last years students. If you go to the list page you can see what projects students did last year. Scroll down this page to see what catergories are available for those visitors that have not chosen a project yet. Note there are more catergories here than on your homework sheet.

OVERALL THEME FOR 2010 Maths in Structures:
Note: YOU DO NOT HAVE TO DO A PROJECT BASED ON THE THEME, IT CAN BE ANYTHING TO DO WITH MATHS.
Category entries do not have to portray this theme.

MATHEMATICAL POSTERS – Individual
Ideas: Advertisements; applications of mathematics; cartoons; famous theorems; slogans; the History of
Mathematics; the Mathematics of Architecture, Art, Commerce, Machines, Music, Sport, etc.

Note:
_ The judges will be considering originality when marking this section.
_ Posters should convey a visual message and must not contain more than 10 words.
_ Cartridge paper is suggested.
_ No computer generated work is allowed.
MATHEMATICAL DESIGN – Individual
Ideas: Mathematical curves; mathematical shapes in 2 dimensions; patterns of any kind; tiling and wallpaper
patterns.

Note:
_ The judges will be considering originality when marking this section.
_ Designs must not contain any words.
_ Cartridge paper is suggested.
_ No computer generated work is allowed.
MATHEMATICS IN 3D – Individual
Ideas: Mathematical shapes in 3 dimensions; curve-tracing equipment; mobiles; polyhedra; working or non-working
scale models (not kitsets) of devices employing or demonstrating some mathematical content; string designs,
etc.
Models must be made to be free standing and have no loose parts that can be lost.
Note:
_ The judges will be considering originality when marking this section.
_ A brief explanation must accompany each entry. This is essential for working models, where the judges will
require instructions to enable them to work the models.

_ Models, especially working models, are very liable to accidental or deliberate damage. Models must be
strongly made and have no loose parts that can be lost.

_ It would be helpful if those with working models could be with their exhibits when the displays are open to the
public. This is both for the protection of the displays and the benefit of the viewing public.

COMPUTER GENERATED DESIGN – Individual
Ideas: Mathematical curves; mathematical shapes in 2 dimensions; patterns of all kinds; tiling and wallpaper
patterns.

Note:
_ Designs do not contain any words and should be printed on paper.
_ A brief description of how the design was created must be attached.
WRITTEN WORK - Individual Ideas: Description or investigation of some mathematics used in a branch of agriculture, commerce, science, health
or daily life; a statistical experiment; a mathematical principle or idea; a story with a mathematical
significance.

Note:
_ The work may be either prose or poetry.
_ It may include illustrations or decorations, done by hand or photocopied.
_ The work may be presented as a single sheet or as a book.
Group work needs to clearly show the full name of all participants.
GAMES AND PUZZLES - Years 7 and 8 only.
Individual or Small Groups (no more than 3 students)
Ideas: Calculator games; games of skill with counters; hidden-word puzzles; race games.
Note:
_ Games which use counters or dice should have them in a typical playing position.
_ Loose pieces can be easily lost, please tape or stick them down for the display.
_ The rules of the game must be given, and the mathematical principles explained.
_ Simplicity and originality will be rewarded.
WEARABLE MATHS: we cannot enter this in the competition but I think it is still a good topic for some people so we can enter it in the class contest.
Individual Ideas: Make a wearable item using anything from your knowledge of mathematics. Use a mathematical story,
message, slogan, theorem or principle.

Note:
_ Wearable maths designs can be made from any material available.
_ They must be able to be worn.
_ Items should be able to be easily hung for display purposes.
_ An explanation of the mathematics involved should accompany the display.
(Updated 21/05/07)


Note: Cantamath is not until Term 3 but as a school we are doing it Term 2. We will then send our school winner to the Townhall week 5 term 3.
















Determine what optional project you will choose and to the check the requirements of entry within an individual category.
The Cantamaths website also has a range of ideas, check out the information pages on Exhibitions/Display Categories (link is broken so I have linked it to something close), here is also some Advice to Students .
http://www.canterburymaths.org.nz/cantamath/index.htm

Remember to ask your teacher if you need help. Time management is a key component to completing your Cantamath projects on time !

Choose from a task below. Once you know what you are doing record it here on the list page