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Cole's Book Arcade symphonion, c1890

This video features curator David Demant exploring the workings of a symphonion (a mechanical music player) that had been used in the Cole's Book Arcade in around 1890. It is now in the Museum Victoria collection. The video's duration is 3 min 5 sec.

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Measuring time: the 24-hour clock - mathematics activities

This is a photograph of the 24-hour clock at the Royal Observatory at Greenwich in England. The 24 hours are marked around the dial in Roman numerals. The image introduces several layers of mathematical and cultural complexity arising from various ways 'time' has been measured and displayed in different cultures. Teachers ...

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TIMES Module 3: Measurement and Geometry: time - teacher guide

This is a 20-page guide for teachers containing an introduction to the units of time and how to measure time. Time between events, time lines and timetables are considered. A brief history of the development of these concepts concludes the module.