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Share some cakes (or pies)! Activity

by David, 14 March 2013 | 0 comments

It’s a nice thing to share a cake with your friends and family, but what’s the best way to do it? Don’t worry, mathematicians are on the case!

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What is the area of a pizza? Activity

by David, 14 March 2013 | 0 comments

Four large pieces of pizza in a line.

Pizzas come in a range of sizes. If you’ve ever wondered whether to get one big or two small pizzas, this experiment might be able to help!

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Möbius zipper Activity

by David, 12 March 2013 | 0 comments

You may have heard of a mysterious mathematical shape with only one side called the Mobius strip. You can make your own, with a zipper, needle and thread!

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Make a pie chart Activity

by David, 26 February 2013 | 0 comments

Round circular graphs are known as pie charts. That name gave us an idea – what if they were made from pies?

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Mirrored molecules Activity

by Pat, 23 February 2013 | 0 comments

Symmetry can be tricky, especially when you’re a chemist. Grab some plasticine and discover why a mirror doesn’t always make a perfect copy.

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Skipping stones Activity

by Pat, 21 February 2013 | 2 comments

Stone kipping off the surface of a lake.

Have you ever wanted to know how to skip stones across a lake? Wonder no more! with our handy guide you’ll be skipping in no time!

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Chess distances Activity

by David, 20 February 2013 | 0 comments

You might think you’ve got a good handle on distance. But not all things measure distance the same way – what if you were a chess piece?

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Counting spirals Activity

by David, 16 February 2013 | 0 comments

There are some pretty amazing patterns lurking in nature. Do a bit of arithmetic and master the Fibonacci sequence, and then see where you can find it!

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Store pumpkin seeds Activity

by Jasmine, 15 February 2013 | 1 comments

A cut pumpkin and a colander.

Pumpkins taste great, but what can you do with the seeds? We’ll show you how to preserve them, so when the time is right, you can plant them in your garden!

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A hearty activity Activity

by Mike, 14 February 2013 | 0 comments

It’s Valentine’s Day! What better way to celebrate than with a heart dissection?

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