You know you are a Maths teacher when you go around a British city seeing shapes and maths everywhere AND you take pictures of it! Here are some discussion starters based around the area of Liverpool ONE:
What would the plans and elevations look like? Why do you think the side windows are parallelograms not rectangles? Are the end windows similar shapes? What mathematical word describes distorting a shape? (Skew)
What would a plan and elevation of this building look like? What shape is the base of the projected level? (Trapezium)
Is this an approximation of a sine wave? Is it representing a convergent sequence?
Why are triangles so popular in architecture?
Interesting shopfront projection
What would an aerial view look like? Would you see the zigzag projections?
What shapes can you see? Is it like isometric or squared dotty paper?
What mathematical things can you see? Are the handrails parallel?
What features of a circle can you see?