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National Mathematics Day 2011


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National Mathematics Day is Friday 20 May. To help you celebrate, AAMT in collaboration with Questacon in Canberra, has developed some 'out of this world' activities linked to Australia's bid for the Square Kilometre Array telescope.

About the SKA

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Vastly more sensitive than the world’s best existing radio-telescopes, the Square Kilometre Array (SKA) will be one of the largest and most ambitious international science projects ever devised. It will help us answer fundamental questions about the evolution of the Universe.

Why the SKA on National Mathematics Day 2011?

National Mathematics Day is about celebrating mathematics, so in 2011, our theme is some of the mathematics in one of the great scientific adventures of our times.

Classroom activities

AAMT has collaborated with the staff at Questacon to bring you some classroom activities that will give your students some insights into the mathematics of the SKA and in astronomy more generally.

More on the SKA

More information about the SKA is available for teachers and students.