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Mirage in a cup Activity

by David, 20 February 2020 | 0 comments

If you’re in the desert on a hot day, you might see things that aren’t really there. But that’s not the only way to see a mirage – you can also see them in a glass of sugary water!

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Inca quipu numbers Activity

by David, 6 February 2020 | 0 comments

People record numbers in lots of different ways. This method was used by the Inca people and many others who lived near the Andes Mountains of South America.

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A Christmas packing puzzle Activity

by David, 24 December 2019 | 0 comments

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

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Discover the maths of gift wrapping! Activity

by David, 12 December 2019 | 0 comments

Have you ever got halfway through wrapping a present, and then run out of paper? Follow our foolproof method and discover the maths of gift wrapping!

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Tension tower Activity

by David, 28 November 2019 | 0 comments

String is floppy, so it’s usually a terrible thing to build a tower from. But this tower uses tension and string to hold itself strong!

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Paper plane designs Activity

by David, 14 November 2019 | 4 comments

Now is the perfect time to brush up on your paper plane skills! We’ve collected a few quick and easy designs for you to try, from a looping master to a super-fast dart with a twist.

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Backwards triangle dart Activity

by David, 14 November 2019 | 1 comments

This paper plane flies quite a bit like a regular dart. But its striking looks make it much more fun. Plus, you get two pairs of wings – front and back – that you can modify!

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Nakamura lock plane Activity

by David, 14 November 2019 | 0 comments

This is a fun design to experiment with! You can give the plane bigger wings to float more, or fold over the front edge to make the nose heavier. Make a few adjustments and see which modifications work the best.

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Loop plane Activity

by David, 14 November 2019 | 2 comments

This paper plane isn’t very fast, but with practice and adjustment, you can make it do loops!