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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 Game

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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Guess my number Game

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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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 Game

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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Measuring money Activity

by David, 8 October 2013 | 0 comments

Jar full of Australian coins. ©iStock.com/CraigRJD

There are some surprising patterns that can be revealed in Australian coins if you take a closer look.

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This is a hold-up Activity

by Mike, 4 October 2013 | 0 comments

Inverted plastic cup containing green water, with a card pressed beneath to keep the water in.

Written by Justin McGuire This activity may splash some water around, so try it over a sink or outside.

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