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CLIP 5817

Futuristic school has circular classrooms

Futuristic school has circular classrooms
Key Info
  • Futuristic school has circular classrooms
  • Duration: 01:15
  • As building work gets underway for a new school, Gareth Nutt, head of property and regeneration at Neath Port Talbot council, describes its unusual circular design. The classrooms in this new school will be circular so all pupils feel included. The building environment is controlled with windows which automatically open when rooms get too hot. This clip was first published on BBC News Online on 15 January 2009. Please note this clip is only available in Flash.
  • Subject:



    Functional Maths

  • Keywords: circumference, area, Pi, tessellation, environmental concerns, air conditioning, architecture
Ideas for use in class
  • Use with formulae to investigate the size required for each classroom. Discuss why separate buildings have been used - the shape does not tessellate. Use with maths songs.
Background details
  • Clip language : English
  • Aspect ratio : 16x9

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