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How much is lots? Activity

by David, 25 March 2013 | 0 comments

Almost everyone uses the word lots, but what does it mean exactly? the only way to find out is to ask people!

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Imperial pie Activity

by David, 14 March 2013 | 0 comments

The measurements in this recipe are in non-metric units. You will need to change them into metric before you can make the recipe!

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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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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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These uncertain times Activity

by Pat, 13 February 2013 | 0 comments

‘I know because I measured it!’ you might say. But how uncertain should you be about that measurement?

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