or use our online contact form.
View our Child Protection program registration requirements
30-34 Toomuc Valley Rd, Pakenham VIC 3810
92 Kangan Dr, Berwick VIC 3806
Year 12 student of Pakenham Campus, Daniel Sandvik, was not always a fan of mathematics. After becoming fascinated with maths in his later years of school and studying VCE Mathematical Methods, he now uses it to design products related to his interests.
Recently, an acoustician asked him if he knew of a mathematical way of designing a wooden acoustic panel (Helmholtz resonator) with 86 equally spaced holes in an aesthetically pleasing layout. Daniel rose to the task and used a combination of mathematical tools and processes to create the design.
A computer-generated image of the finished product, created by the acoustician using CAD software.
“By using Wolfram Mathematica and online forums, I stumbled across an algorithm called ‘Voronoi Tessellations’. Voronoi algorithms are used in art, sciences, medicine and engineering.”
Daniel downloaded source code into Wolfram Mathematica and then analysed and modified the variables of to create a design that would suit the dimensions of the wood panel. The code then generated the geometric patterns and hole markers for the design.
The panels will be manufactured using CNC routing post-COVID.
“Mathematics is not a collection of strange hieroglyphs; it is a school of thought. I hope that in my future, whether it be in creating music, video games or practising medicine, I will be able to continue solving problems utilising the essence of Mathematical Methods.”
Lesson on human right from Holocaust survivor for Year 9 students
Lockdown spurs on creativity in Personal Best
Hotels for busy bees
Beacon Explorers programs are back
TOPshots from two Beaconhills Media students
Charity art exhibition
Year 9 connects through Common Good
Indigenous garden underway
Visual Arts Exhibition 2020
Spoonville Opens in Junior School
Daniel’s Math-Assisted Design
Thank You Day
Vale Neville Clark
World Teachers’ Day
7 key questions to ask when choosing a school
The importance of regular school attendance
Combatting racism starts with education
Get ready for a return to school
Supporting our community through crisis
Term 2, with a difference
Online Learning to continue into term 2
Support for health care workers
From humble beginnings
1300 002 225 | Int: +613 5945 3001
Gate C, Syme Rd, Pakenham VIC 3810