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## When crystals align News

by David Shaw, 20 January 2017 | 0 comments

Written by Rachael Vorwerk Inside a small sample of powder, there hides a gigantic secret. In just a teaspoon of the stuff you’ll find the entire surface area of a football field. It sounds like something from Back to the Future, but for CSIRO scientists it’s the norm.

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## A mathematical bauble Activity

by David Shaw, 19 December 2016 | 0 comments

Feeling festive? This cool mathematical bauble is fun to make, and looks great too!

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## Sharing some cakes Activity

by David Shaw, 15 December 2016 | 1 comments

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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## Draw a flower Activity

by David Shaw, 25 November 2016 | 0 comments

There are plenty of patterns inside a flower. Let’s follow one and see what drawing we get!

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## Play Achi Game

by David Shaw, 18 November 2016 | 0 comments

Tired of tic-tac-toe? Try Achi, a trickier game from the African country of Ghana.

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## Tie your shoelaces properly Activity

by David Shaw, 18 August 2016 | 1 comments

For many of us, tying shoelaces is something we learned long ago. And yet, a surprising number of people do their shoelaces incorrectly! So how can you tell, and how do you fix it? Read on to find out!

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## Straight line curve Activity

by David Shaw, 4 August 2016 | 0 comments

A few minutes with a ruler, and you can make a smooth curve from a bunch of straight lines!

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## Fold an ancient Chinese dice Activity

by David Shaw, 8 June 2016 | 2 comments

Thousands of years ago, ancient Chinese people played a game with strange dice – and now you can make your own!

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## How full is choc-full? Activity

by David Shaw, 12 May 2016 | 4 comments

Make some rocky road, and discover that there’s still heaps of space in a ‘full’ dish.

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## Play Go Game

by David Shaw, 28 April 2016 | 0 comments

People have been playing this boardgame for thousands of years. So come on, have a Go!