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Flying pterosaur, fossil eggs News

by David, 6 June 2014 | 1 comments

Pterosaur picture

Written by Sarah Kellett The first pterosaur eggs that were preserved in three dimensions have been found in China, giving us a glimpse into the lives of flying reptiles.

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Celtic knots Activity

by David, 3 June 2014 | 0 comments

A hole in the woven pattern.

For over a thousand years, people have been drawing intricate woven patterns known as Celtic knots. As we’re about to find out, there’s a lot of maths involved!

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Right on target Activity

by David, 27 May 2014 | 0 comments

A ball is in the third concentric circle.

How good are you at throwing? This game rewards you not just for throwing on target, but knowing how good you are!

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Liar’s Dice Activity

by David, 20 May 2014 | 0 comments

four groups of 5 dice each.

Here’s a fun game that will reward you when you don’t tell the truth. Have a go at liar’s dice!

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Touching tubes Activity

by David, 6 May 2014 | 0 comments

The ends of three pencils make a triangle.

We’re going to see how many pencils we can put together so that each pencil touches all the others. Try coming up with your own solutions, and then follow these instructions to create some famous patterns.

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Jelly lens for your smartphone Activity

by David, 2 May 2014 | 0 comments

A jelly lens being placed over a camera lens.

Written by Sarah Kellett Have you ever wanted to own a microscope? This jelly lens can turn any phone camera into a magnifying machine!

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Mini microscope News

by David, 2 May 2014 | 0 comments

Light focuses into bright spots through two drops of polymer

Written by Sarah Kellett You can now turn your phone camera into a microscope with a rubbery lens the size of a lentil. Costing only a cent, it could help track skin diseases and farming pests.

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Pool trick shots Activity

by David, 22 April 2014 | 0 comments

Six coloured balls form two v shapes pointing at each other.

It takes years of practice to get really good at pool or snooker. But with a bit of practice and a bit of maths, you should be able to pull off these pool trick shots no problem! Note: If you don’t know how to use a pool cue to hit balls, ask someone to teach…

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Draw an egg Activity

by David, 20 April 2014 | 0 comments

Three points are marked in a triangle. around each pair of points, an elipse is drawn. the whole shape looks like an egg.

Happy Easter everyone! Here’s a handy way to draw an egg shape using maths.

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River crossings Activity

by David, 15 April 2014 | 2 comments

The farmer and corn are in the boat, the fox and chicken are on the bank.

Here’s a hands-on puzzle to get you thinking! It’s a river crossing that will reveal information about how networks operate.

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