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War and peace

Discussion in 'Mathematics' started by ameliabadelia, Jun 23, 2011.

  1. ameliabadelia

    ameliabadelia New commenter

    <font size="2">Our next Humanity's Day is War and Peace. In Maths we have so far Code Breaking, Projectiles if it's not raining and others. I have researched the net for activities that encourages peace not war through maths and found nothing. Any ideas will be appreciated.</font>
    <font size="2">PS: We are secondary school</font>
     
  2. You could do number and percentage work looking at the revenues and expenditure of some "peace" charities. A choropleth showing the countries at peace (or "time since last war") - hopefully that would be quite "uplifting" ..... but possibly not!
     
  3. Or estimation and other related topics based on the number of words in the book (ie "War & Peace") ... you could even look at estimating how many times certain words will appear, ranging from "the" to "zoo" and "a" to "astronaut" ... no right or wrong answer, but looks at how to set up an investigation etc.
     
  4. Tandy

    Tandy New commenter

    The Year 10 SoW on the NCETM site has a module called "War and Peace" and contains lots of useful links, showing what parts of the mathemaitcs curriculum can link in to the topic (lots of stuff about codes, projectiles, etc).
    You can view part of the scheme as part of the NCETM Online CPD Module for secondary.
     
  5. wrldtrvlr123

    wrldtrvlr123 Occasional commenter

    Something comparing the various categories of casualties as a result of the many or specific wars could be useful (raw numbers, percentage of given country's population, charts comparing military/civilian etc). Predictions of casualties in a WW 3 scenario could be a morbid but instructive lesson. [​IMG]
     
  6. ameliabadelia

    ameliabadelia New commenter

    Thank you Tandy for the NCETM site; there are good links to different activities. Thank you all for the replies. I'll try War Museum site for data of costs and human lives to past, present and God forbid future wars etc.
     
  7. coyote

    coyote New commenter

    Florence Nightingale
     
  8. http://www.google.co.uk/search?client=safari&rls=en&q=the+statistics+of+war&ie=UTF-8&oe=UTF-8&redir_esc=&ei=J_UFTq_dMMm2hAfx4OjHDQ
     

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