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!
Alice discusses how chaos theory changed the way we see the world.
Arun explains how fractals give rise to non-integer dimensions.
Bobby maps out the connections between some key theorems in Topology.
Dominika talks us through some famous fractals.
Harriet explains the infamous Penrose Tilings.
Joshua uses the Four Colour Theorem as a tool for maths education.
Kira tells us how group theory can be applied to both dancing and theoretical physics.
Mae takes us on a journey through the history of the topic of geometry.
Pratik discusses how symmetry and geometry go hand-in-hand.
Richard encourages us to explore the fourth dimension with an interactive tool.
Rowida tells the story of the Four Colour Theorem.