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Breaking it down – a quick quiz Quiz

by David, 3 December 2021 | 0 comments

This quiz is all about breaking things apart. From division to composting, see if you can rip and tear your way through this quiz!

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Sharing some cakes Activity

by David, 15 December 2016 | 1 comments

three cakes, ready for sharing

Picture this: you’ve just bought a nice little cake, just for you. Then your friends show up, wanting a piece. Lucky for you, mathematicians have developed some pretty cool ways of sharing.

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Counting by division Activity

by David, 5 December 2016 | 0 comments

An electric calculator

Let’s look at a few interesting patterns you can get by dividing. Some of these patterns need a lot of digits, so get the best calculator you can find.

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Napier’s bones Activity

by David, 18 June 2013 | 0 comments

four strips of paper with numbers on them. The top number on each strip is highlighted - 4, 6, 7, 0

How did people multiply before calculators were invented? You could try doing it in your head, but you could also use a mechanical calculator, such as this set of Napier’s bones.

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