The first group of essays from the Teddy Rocks Maths Competition are centred on the theme of Geometry. The competition was organised with St Edmund Hall at the University of Oxford and offers a cash prize plus publication on the university website. It will be running again in early 2021 so be sure to follow Tom (Instagram, Twitter, Facebook, YouTube) to make sure you don’t miss the announcement!
All essays can be read in full (as submitted) by clicking on the title below. If you enjoy any of them please let the author know by leaving a comment!
Searching for clarity: patterns, chaos theory, and nature
Alice discusses how chaos theory changed the way we see the world.
Are fractals really just a work of art?
Arun explains how fractals give rise to non-integer dimensions.
Important Theorems in Euclidean Topology
Bobby maps out the connections between some key theorems in Topology.
Dominika talks us through some famous fractals.
Tessellation, Penrose Tilings and Infinity
Harriet explains the infamous Penrose Tilings.
How Four Colours can help Maths Education
Joshua uses the Four Colour Theorem as a tool for maths education.
Group Theory, Quarks and Country Dancing
Kira tells us how group theory can be applied to both dancing and theoretical physics.
From Euclidean to non-Euclidean Geometry – a mathematical journey
Mae takes us on a journey through the history of the topic of geometry.
Pratik discusses how symmetry and geometry go hand-in-hand.
Thinking about Higher Dimensions
Richard encourages us to explore the fourth dimension with an interactive tool.
Colouring Maps and the Four Colour Theorem
Rowida tells the story of the Four Colour Theorem.
I really enjoyed Harriet’s essay
Hope to see more from you 🙂