# Blog

## The shape of science – a quick quiz

By David Shaw, 20 August 2024

This quiz looks at some of the shapes found in maths and science. Give it a go and see how you shape up!

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## Brainteaser: Patchwork problem

By Ariel Marcy, 21 May 2024

Difficulty: Tricky Jack is making a quilt from only square patches of fabric. For every 4 patches he sews together, 1 patch is blue and 3 patches are red. Once they are added to the quilt, all of the patches are 5 cm in width and length. Jack wants to make a quilt that is […]

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## Make a STEM chatterbox

By Ariel Marcy, 22 November 2023

Here’s a fun paper toy that can help you pick a future job. Have a go with our STEM career chatterbox! There are no wrong answers, only positive role models.

## Nifty triangle numbers

By Ariel Marcy, 6 November 2023

Difficulty: Fun Triangular numbers are numbers that can be formed into a triangle. For example, 3 is a triangular number with 2 dots on the bottom row and 1 dot on top row forming an equilateral triangle of 3 dots. 6 is the next triangular number with 3 dots on the bottom, 2 dots in […]

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## Curved origami sculpture

By David Shaw, 7 September 2022

Folding origami cranes and paper aeroplanes is fun, but they tend to be made of straight lines. So what happens when you fold in curves?

## Straight curves

By David Shaw, 31 August 2022

Skewers are straight and pretty tough. But put just the right twist on them, and you can make something surprisingly curvy!

## Try a tangram

By David Shaw, 20 July 2022

This traditional Chinese puzzle, known as a tangram, reveals some surprising properties of squares!

## Soma cube

By David Shaw, 24 May 2022

The soma cube is a tricky puzzle! First, you’ll glue some cubes together into strange shapes. Then see if you can get those shapes to come together!

## Climb through a hole in a sheet of paper

By David Shaw, 9 December 2021

Most people are a lot larger than a piece of paper. But in this activity, you’ll be able to squeeze through a hole in a sheet of paper. With practice, you might even be able to fit through a hole in a business card!

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