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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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Soma cube Activity

by David, 26 January 2013 | 0 comments

The soma cube is a tricky puzzle! First, you’ll glue some cubes together into strange shapes. Then see if you can get those shapes to come together!

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Curved origami sculpture Activity

by David, 17 January 2013 | 0 comments

Folding origami cranes and paper aeroplanes is fun, but they tend to be made of straight lines. So what happens when you fold in curves?

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Fibonacci fruit Activity

by Mike, 16 January 2013 | 0 comments

Having trouble finding a four-leafed clover? This activity explains why! If you’re getting ready for some gardening, keep this activity in the back of your mind as you marvel at Mother Nature’s mathematics.

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Play a game of Salvo! Activity

by David, 10 January 2013 | 1 comments

Here’s a fun game to play, but there’s more to it than chance. Have a try, then see if you can use some maths strategies to improve your game!

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Decorative octahedron Activity

by David, 18 December 2012 | 0 comments

In this crafty maths activity, you’ll get to make a decoration in the shape of an octadehron.

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End of the world as we know it? News

by David, 7 December 2012 | 0 comments

On Wednesday, the Prime Minister of Australia, Julia Gillard, said the world was about to end. Check it out on YouTube.

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