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Roamer Routemaster

  • Published January 31, 2015
  • By Students of Kingsdale Foundation School Maths Club, Edward Otenio, Dave Catlin

…Or Roamer and the Clapham Omnibus http://go.roamer-educational-robot.com/files/Routemaster.jpg

When movie makers want to tell their audience they are in London they flash a few images on screen like Tower Bridge, Big Ben or London’s famous red buses – the Routemaster.  The bus is such an integral part of London life the phrase “the man on the Clapham Omnibus” has become a legal term meaning a well educated, reasonable person.  Clapham Common is 5 minutes from Valiant’s office and it is also on London’s South Circular Road which leads to Kingsdale Foundation School in Dulwich.  It was there that the gifted mathematical students of Year 9 used Roamer in an after school project: Designing and Modelling Bus Routes. This is their report. (more…)