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How did Ancient Minoans write fractions? News

by David Shaw, 17 September 2020 | 0 comments

Clay tablet with scratched marks on it.

Around 3500 years ago, the Minoan people lived on the island of Crete. They had a written language, now known as Linear A, which archaeologists cannot decipher. They also had an advanced number system, which experts are finally beginning to crack!

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Fractional puppies Brainteaser

by David Shaw, 27 June 2018 | 0 comments

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Kelly has a pet store. She recently got in a whole litter of puppies and tried to sell them all. On the first day, she sold half of the puppies, plus half a puppy.

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Tessellation explorer Activity

by David Shaw, 28 August 2015 | 0 comments

Arranged around one corner there is a hexagon, square, triangle, square.

Think your bathroom is boring? Try tons of terrific tessellations and show that tiling is styling! Find out more about the maths of tessellation in this hands-on maths activity.

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