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Faking random Activity

by David, 31 December 2013 | 0 comments

A 5 by5 grid, with die results on the rows and columns. Someon has coloured the rows blue and the coulmns red and is rolling a red and a blue die.

Can you spot the difference between something that is truly random, and something faked by a human? Find out the difference in this activity.

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A game of Nim Activity

by David, 24 December 2013 | 1 comments

A single token on a table. Someone is reaching for it.

Grab some tokens and let’s go! Here’s a simple game to play with a friend.

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An Advent puzzle ActivityBrainteaser

by David, 17 December 2013 | 0 comments

Every second door on the calendar is closed.

See if you can work out this puzzle. You might like to use an advent calendar to solve it, or maybe you could work it out in your head first!

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A Christmas packing puzzle Activity

by David, 14 December 2013 | 0 comments

Merry Christmas! Here’s our maths gift to you – a puzzle.

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Guess my number Activity

by David, 12 November 2013 | 2 comments

the number 86

Here’s an easy game to try with a friend. All you need is a pen and paper.

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A mathematical bagel Activity

by David, 5 November 2013 | 0 comments

A bagel cut with a spiral-like cut.

Impress your friends by turning your bagel into a delicious, one-sided, strip of bread: a kind of Möbius strip! That means there’s more space for delicious spreads.

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Folding a piece of paper in half Activity

by David, 29 October 2013 | 2 comments

This activity sounds super easy from the title, but there’s more to it than you might expect!

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The worm that wants to be eaten News

by David, 25 October 2013 | 0 comments

A European hare.

Written by Sarah Kellett Atop a blade of grass waits a baby worm. Sheep graze all around in the South Australian pasture, ripping up mouthfuls of juicy greenery. The worm quivers as a mouth nibbles nearby. Then finally, the moment arrives.

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Boil an egg Activity

by David, 22 October 2013 | 0 comments

A soft-boiled egg.

Improve your cooking with maths! Here’s some guidance to help you cook the perfect boiled egg.

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Coin toss game Activity

by David, 15 October 2013 | 0 comments

A square grid areas close to the lines are coloured green. areas far away from the lines are coloured red. there is a coin on the grid.

Here’s a fun game that will help you explore probability. With a bit of thought you’re more likely to win. Are you smart enough to work it out?

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