And finally…is there an angel near you?
It seems that angels and mathematics are closely related.
Why not find out if there’s one in your region that you can investigate with your learners? Take the opportunity for some learning outside the classroom.
The Angel of the North provides a spectacular example on the hillside next to the A1 as you drive through Gateshead. As tall as four double-decker buses and with a wingspan as big as that of a jumbo jet – what visual prompts for a scale drawing of Antony Gormley’s iconic sculpture! Take a tour now!
If you live in London you could take a trip on the ‘rising angel’. Is it the longest in Europe at 60 metres? Find out the key facts from Transport for London.
For more ideas to bring scale to life for learners, move further afield and investigate the seven-ton El Ángel de la Independencia in Mexico standing on a column 36 metres high, or take a look at some of the other extraordinarily tall statues and their statistics – locations, heights, dates, coordinates.
Swoop down for a look with Google Earth.
And finally, finally for this year…
An Engineer Calculates Santa's Trip with some strange results!