The Vitruvian Man

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Mrs Hassall’s maths group have been testing the theories of ratio from Leonardo Da Vinci’ s ‘Vitruvian Man’. Did you know that the distance from your hairline to the bottom of your chin x10 should be the same as your height? 24 times the width of your palm should also be the same length. If the distance from your elbow to the tip of your longest finger is a quarter of your height you are in perfect proportion! Our findings proved that even though we’re extremely good at measuring, we aren’t quite in perfect proportion – are you?

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  1. Sandford Hill Post author

    What a great way to apply your measuring skills- solving ratio problems and learning about world famous works of art, at the same time. great work everyone!


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