by David, 16 May 2019 | 1 comments

Running an election is a good way to let everyone have a say. In this example, we will be voting for the tastiest vegetable, but if you design your own ballot papers, you can use this method to run an election about anything!

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Emily has twice as many brothers as she has sisters. Her brother Bill has one more sister than he has brothers. How many boys and girls are in Emily and Bill’s family?

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by David, 1 May 2019 | 4 comments

I’m thinking of a two digit number. If you add the digits together and then multiply by three, you get the number back again! What number am I thinking of?

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by David, 17 April 2019 | 4 comments

At Three Peaks School, they’re planning to build a gigantic triangle. The sides have just arrived, on the back of some truly ridiculous trucks, and with police escort. The longest side is 42 metres long, with the other two sides measuring 25 and 16 metres respectively. Can you work out the area of the triangle…

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by David, 3 April 2019 | 1 comments

Imagine a place called Occhiblu station, where they’re trying to breed cows with blue eyes. They have 100 cows on the station, and some of them have one blue eye. Of the rest of the cows, half have two blue eyes. Recently, one of the farmhands noticed that blue eyes are sensitive to light, so…

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by David, 28 March 2019 | 0 comments

One of the biggest prizes in mathematics has just been announced! Karen Uhlenbeck has won the Abel Prize, and will receive her award from the King of Norway in May. She has answered questions in many areas of mathematics. Plus, one of her most famous results explores questions that have no answer.

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by David, 20 March 2019 | 6 comments

Terry is inspecting a huge clock. It’s 2:12 and they just finished examining the big hand. They need to check the little hand next, but they want it pointing in exactly the same direction that the big hand is pointing now. How long will they need to wait until the little hand is pointing that…

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by David, 6 March 2019 | 0 comments

Four mathematicians – Annie, Beth, Carol and Donna – have a fun tradition. Every Friday, they order a pizza. But before they can eat, they must each solve a puzzle.

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by David, 20 February 2019 | 2 comments

Which two whole numbers – without any zeros – multiply together to make 1 000 000?

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by David, 7 February 2019 | 7 comments

Maryam had been practising the times tables really hard, so she was on the alert for interesting patterns. On her dad’s birthday she noticed something special. “You’re four times older than me, Dad,” she exclaimed. Four years later, she was counting the candles on her Dad’s birthday cake when she realised something mathematical. “You’re three…

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