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A mathematical bauble Activity

by David, 19 December 2016 | 0 comments

Feeling festive? This cool mathematical bauble is fun to make, and looks great too! You will need Sheets of cardstock Pencil Cup Scissors Ruler Glue What to do

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Hyperbolic paper craft Activity

by David, 21 April 2015 | 0 comments

You will need Scissors Sticky tape Lots of heptagons – you can download a sheet to print out in pdf or Word document. What to do Cut out the heptagons. You need eight heptagons to make the first basic shape that you can tape more heptagons onto.

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Round cubic decoration Activity

by David, 1 July 2014 | 0 comments

You will need A copy of the printout Scissors Sticky tape Glue stick If you don’t have a printer, you can make your own template. Draw six equal circles, and then measure an angle of 255 degrees at the middle of each, to make a ‘Pac-Man’ shape.

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Tessellating tiles Activity

by David, 10 June 2014 | 0 comments

You will need Square of paper, maybe 10 cm across Some more paper Good pair of scissors Sticky tape What to do Use the scissors to cut a shape out of one side of the square. Put the pieces you cut off on the opposite side of the square. Make sure you match the straight…

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A Christmas packing puzzle Activity

by David, 14 December 2013 | 0 comments

Merry Christmas! Here’s our maths gift to you – a puzzle. You will need Scissors Glue Colouring in pencils or textas Puzzle piece printout (three pages) Big box printout (two pages) What to do Print out and colour the two pieces for the big box. Then, cut them both out. Stick the middle of piece…

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Hyperbolic crochet Activity

by David, 1 October 2013 | 0 comments

You will need Crochet hook Yarn Make a chain Take the end of your yarn and tie a small loop in it. Put your crochet hook through the hole, and hook onto the yarn hanging below the loop. Pull your hook back through the loop. You should now have a new loop around your crochet…

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Curved origami sculpture Activity

by David, 17 January 2013 | 0 comments

Safety: This activity uses a craft knife. Younger mathematicians should ask an adult to help. You will need Thin sheet of cardboard Craft knife Pencil Ruler String Pin Eraser Cutting mat What to do Carefully stick the pin through the middle of your sheet of cardboard to make a tiny hole. Mark points that are…

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Build your own International Space Station Activity

by Jas, 17 August 2012 | 24 comments

You will need scissors craft glue sticky tape pencil International Space Station paper model instructions thread   What to do   Follow the instructions you have downloaded and you will have your very own model of the International Space Station! You can also play the video below to see the steps involved. What’s happening The…

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