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Adding on dice brainteaser Brainteaser

by David, 21 January 2021 | 0 comments

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Difficulty: Fun How well do you know your dice? A standard dice is a cube with six sides. Each side is numbered with a different number from 1–6. Most six-sided dice also have a special trick in the way they are numbered. If you add the number on the top and the number on the…

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Hands-on science for the holiday season Activity

by David, 18 December 2020 | 0 comments

Small metal bells in a glass of fizzy water

It’s the silly season! Looking for a way to celebrate with science? Try this collection of hands-on activities.

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… and one and a half brainteaser Brainteaser

by David, 7 December 2020 | 0 comments

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Difficulty: Extreme I’m thinking of a number. When you add one and a half to it, you get the same result as if you multiplied it by one and a half. What’s the number I’m thinking of?

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Cone star Activity

by David, 26 November 2020 | 0 comments

Star made from multiple coloured paper cones.

The holidays are coming, and it’s time to start decorating. What better way than a bright, colourful, mathematical star decoration!

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Triangular truss brainteaser Brainteaser

by David, 25 November 2020 | 0 comments

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By Rok Willesee Difficulty: Fun An engineer has asked you to help him count the number of triangles in this roof truss. He thinks there are five, but his boss thinks there are more. How many triangles can you see?

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Sharing beans brainteaser Brainteaser

by Fiona, 11 November 2020 | 0 comments

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Difficulty: Tricky Abelina and Ben bought a bag of jelly beans, and decided to split it. When they shared the jelly beans out, they split evenly and there wasn’t any remainder.

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Shape weighing brainteaser Brainteaser

by David, 28 October 2020 | 0 comments

Four scales in a row, weighing 3,5,8 & ?

By Rok Willesee Difficulty: Tricky A scientist was looking back at notes they made about their experiments. Unfortunately, in one experiment the scales didn’t work. Can you help them work out what the weight should be in the final experiment?

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Unchecker the board Activity

by David, 22 October 2020 | 0 comments

Someone is sliding a black counter on a grid

Here’s a quick sliding puzzle to get your brain pumping. See if you can separate the light and dark counters in as few moves as possible!

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Two eggs brainteaser Brainteaser

by David, 14 October 2020 | 3 comments

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Difficulty: Taxing Jenny found a strange sum written on a piece of paper: EGG + EGG = PAGE Each letter represents a different digit, so P might be 1, for example. Can you work out what the sum really is?

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Dragon curves Activity

by David, 1 October 2020 | 0 comments

Strip of paper folded at regular intervals making a pattern

In this sample from More Hands-on Science, we’re looking at infinitely detailed shapes known as fractals. If you do this activity, you can discover a fractal called the dragon curve!

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