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Counting steps brainteaser Brainteaser

by David, 13 April 2022 | 0 comments

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Difficulty: Tricky Willow has a staircase with 7 steps. She likes to walk down the staircase in different ways. Sometimes she takes 1 step at a time, and other times she skips a step and goes 2 at a time. If Willow mixes up these 2 types of steps, how many different ways can she…

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How boa constrictors breathe to kill News

by David, 31 March 2022 | 3 comments

A snake winding around a stick.

Instead of biting with poison, boa constrictors wrap themselves around their prey and squeeze them to death. But if a boa constrictor’s squeeze can kill, how does the snake survive the pressure without suffocating themselves?

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Orange peel flamethrower Activity

by David, 30 March 2022 | 0 comments

Squeezing orange peel over a lit candle

Oranges are delicious and packed with vitamin C. Their peel is also packed with a flashy, flammable chemical secret!

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Oranges brainteaser Brainteaser

by David, 24 March 2022 | 0 comments

several wooden crates overflowing with oranges

Difficulty: Extreme! These 2 brothers sold oranges for a living. On Monday: Josh priced his oranges at 2 for $3. He sold 30 oranges for $45. Zach priced his oranges at 3 for $4. He sold 30 oranges for $40. On Tuesday, they combined their prices, and sold their oranges in groups of (2 +…

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All things orange – a quick quiz Quiz

by David, 23 March 2022 | 0 comments

By Fiona Midson and Beth Askham This quiz is full of juicy facts! Can you keep your score sheet clean and get 5/5?

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Messy measuring Activity

by David, 17 March 2022 | 0 comments

Green wire laying on a messy grid of lines

Rulers are great at measuring straight lines, but how do you measure a curvy line? Here’s one way, using a wonderfully messy diagram!

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Time to shape up – a quick quiz Quiz

by David, 16 March 2022 | 1 comments

By Fiona Midson and Beth Askham Here is ‘acute’ quiz for you to size up! Answer these questions to see if you are in shape.

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How many squares fit in a rectangle? News

by David, 10 March 2022 | 0 comments

A rectangle of coloured squares diminishing in size

It might seem like a silly question to ask. After all, it depends on how big the rectangle is, and also the size of the squares you’re packing it with. With a big rectangle and small squares, you could fit a million, a billion or even more. But what if you have infinity squares? Is…

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Jasper’s shapes brainteaser Brainteaser

by David, 9 March 2022 | 0 comments

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Difficulty: Tricky Jasper had a regular (sides and angles all the same) hexagon with 10-centimetre sides, and 3 regular triangles with 10-centimetre sides. He put the side of a triangle against every second side of the hexagon. How many sides did this final shape have?

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Connection conniption! Activity

by David, 24 February 2022 | 1 comments

A tecup with 3 houses drawn on it. there are 3 different whiteboard markers inside the cup

Do you have a favourite mug? This is my favourite. Not only does it hold my hot chocolate, it has a wicked tricky puzzle on it!

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