# Blog

## Jumping puzzle

By David Shaw, 8 April 2014

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 […]

## Two coloured drawings

By David Shaw, 12 March 2014

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.

## Lolly-toothpick platonic solids

By David Shaw, 25 February 2014

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!

## Push your luck!

By David Shaw, 28 January 2014

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

## Binary for beginners

By David Shaw, 14 January 2014

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!

## Decoding binary numbers

By David Shaw, 13 January 2014

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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## A game of Nim

By David Shaw, 24 December 2013

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

## An Advent puzzle

By David Shaw, 17 December 2013

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!

## Guess my number

By David Shaw, 12 November 2013

Here’s an easy game to try with a friend. All you need is a pen and paper.

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