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Experiencing Mathematics through Sight, Sound, Touch and Movement

Masterclass: soap films

masterclass-synopses-03-2012_img_10Soap films: primary

Soap films Y5

Because a soap film trapped within a boundary adjusts itself to minimise surface area, we can use soap films to perform analogue experimens to solve problems where we wish to minimise some quantity, for example the length of motorway needed to join 3 cities.

Soap films: secondary

Soap films

With the older children we do some associated geometry.

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