Students of Grade 5B and 5D visited Bangalore palace to deepen their learning about their exhibition topic – “WONDERS OF THE WORLD – MATHEMATICS BEHIND THE MONUMENTS”.
Bangalore Palace was built in Tudor Revival style architecture with fortified towers, battlements and turrets. The ground floor consists of an open courtyard containing granite seats covered with fluorescent blue ceramic tiles. The children took the overview of the palace to experience symmetrical lines in different objects of the palace specially the windows, doors, turrets and the elegant wood carvings, floral motifs, cornices and relief paintings on the ceiling. In addition to the palace, there is a huge garden area where children observed ‘Fibonacci Sequence’ (a series of numbers in which each number ( Fibonacci number ) is the sum of the two preceding numbers. The simplest is the series 1, 1, 2, 3, 5, 8) within the flowers of 3 petals, 5 petals and so on. The trigonometric ratios could be used there to get the height of the pillars carved. At the end children also recorded the types of 3-D shapes found in the palace.