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Count to a million Activity

by David, 16 September 2016 | 1 comments

Someone thinking, with a thought bubble counting up from 1.

How long would it take to count to one million? Well you could just start a stopwatch and get to counting, but here’s how to work out if you’ll be done by dinner time.

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Coins around the equator Activity

by David, 11 April 2016 | 0 comments

A jar with a slot in the top and a sign saying 'silver coins for maths'.

How much money would it take to put a line of coins around the equator? With a bit of research and a bit of maths, you’ll soon know the answer!

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Jar of jellybeans Activity

by David, 24 March 2015 | 0 comments

a jar of jellybeans on a set of scales.

It’s a tempting treat and a mathematical conundrum. We’ll show you how to run a jellybean guessing competition, and give you some hints on how to win!

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Liar’s Dice Activity

by David, 20 May 2014 | 0 comments

four groups of 5 dice each.

Here’s a fun game that will reward you when you don’t tell the truth. Have a go at liar’s dice!

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Guess my number Game

by David, 12 November 2013 | 2 comments

the number 86

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

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