Geometry - Real Life Maths

This short film demonstrates the practical aspect of dressmaking using geometrical shapes such as a circle and trapezium; forming the top and bottom part of an outfit.

This short film demonstrates the practical aspect of dressmaking using geometrical shapes such as a circle and trapezium; forming the top and bottom part of an outfit.

The film guides learners through calculations of the area and perimeter of a circle and trapezium and in the case of a circle, semi-circle, arc and sector.

Geometry is a branch of mathematics concerned with questions of shape, size, relative position of figures, and the properties of space. Geometry arose independently in a number of early cultures as a body of practical knowledge concerning lengths, areas, and volumes.

Teacher Notes

The video can be seen as a precursor to a project such as manufacturing of a container that has circles and other shapes; the project could lend itself to investigating wastage of material and potential costs to the company (Teacher to decide on project). The video can be used for revision purposes for GCSE exam and can be shared by students to answer exam questions in a carousel type organization. The learners could use the video as a guide to designing clothes and making the necessary calculations. Each group of learners present their ideas to the rest of the group.

Curriculum Notes

This clip will be relevant for teaching Maths. This topic appears in OCR, Edexcel, AQA, WJEC KS4/GCSE in England and Wales, CCEA GCSE in Northern Ireland and SQA National 5 and Higher in Scotland.