by David Shaw, 20 April 2014 | 2 comments

Happy Easter everyone! Here’s a handy way to draw an egg shape using maths.

Continue reading Draw an eggby David Shaw, 15 April 2014 | 2 comments

Here’s a hands-on puzzle to get you thinking! It’s a river crossing that will reveal information about how networks operate.

Continue reading River crossingsby David Shaw, 8 April 2014 | 0 comments

Time to jump start your brain for the day. Can you solve this jumping puzzle? You will need A print-out of the jumping-puzzle template Scissors Sticky tape Assembling the pieces First make the playing pieces. Cut along the thick black lines to get three boy strips and three girl strips Fold each strip along the…

Continue reading Jumping puzzleby David Shaw, 12 March 2014 | 0 comments

How many coloured pencils or textas do you really need to own? Can you get away with using just two? Time to get colouring with this maths activity.

Continue reading Two coloured drawingsby David Shaw, 25 February 2014 | 3 comments

There are five regular solids – we call these the Platonic solids. The faces of a platonic solid are all the same, regular shape, and the same number of faces meet at each vertex (corner). In this activity you can make all five of them!

Continue reading Lolly-toothpick platonic solidsby David Shaw, 28 January 2014 | 0 comments

We’ve got a game for you to try. Grab a couple of dice, pens, paper and a friend: let’s go!

Continue reading Push your luck!by David Shaw, 14 January 2014 | 3 comments

Binary is a way of writing numbers using two digits, typically represented by 1 and 0. It takes some practice to be able to read binary, but it’s the basis of how almost all computers do arithmetic!

Continue reading Binary for beginnersby David Shaw, 13 January 2014 | 4 comments

Written by Gabrielle Tramby In this activity you’ll do maths like a computer. It’s a bit tricky, so younger readers may want to read the ‘What’s Happening?’ section first.

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by David Shaw, 24 December 2013 | 1 comments

Grab some tokens and let’s go! Here’s a simple game to play with a friend.

Continue reading A game of Nimby David Shaw, 17 December 2013 | 0 comments

See if you can work out this puzzle. You might like to use an advent calendar to solve it, or maybe you could work it out in your head first!

Continue reading An Advent puzzle