# Blog

## Liar’s Dice

By David Shaw, 20 May 2014

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

## Touching tubes

By David Shaw, 6 May 2014

We’re going to see how many pencils we can put together so that each pencil touches all the others. Try coming up with your own solutions, and then follow these instructions to create some famous patterns.

## Pool trick shots

By David Shaw, 22 April 2014

It takes years of practice to get really good at pool or snooker. But with a bit of practice and a bit of maths, you should be able to pull off these pool trick shots no problem! Note: If you don’t know how to use a pool cue to hit balls, ask someone to teach […]

## Draw an egg

By David Shaw, 20 April 2014

Happy Easter everyone! Here’s a handy way to draw an egg shape using maths.

## River crossings

By David Shaw, 15 April 2014

Here’s a hands-on puzzle to get you thinking! It’s a river crossing that will reveal information about how networks operate.

## Jumping puzzle

By David Shaw, 8 April 2014

Time to jump start your brain for the day. Can you solve this jumping puzzle? You will need A print-out of the jumping-puzzle template Scissors Sticky tape Assembling the pieces First make the playing pieces. Cut along the thick black lines to get three boy strips and three girl strips Fold each strip along the […]

## Two coloured drawings

By David Shaw, 12 March 2014

How many coloured pencils or textas do you really need to own? Can you get away with using just two? Time to get colouring with this maths activity.

## Lolly-toothpick platonic solids

By David Shaw, 25 February 2014

There are five regular solids – we call these the Platonic solids. The faces of a platonic solid are all the same, regular shape, and the same number of faces meet at each vertex (corner). In this activity you can make all five of them!

## Binary for beginners

By David Shaw, 14 January 2014

Binary is a way of writing numbers using two digits, typically represented by 1 and 0. It takes some practice to be able to read binary, but it’s the basis of how almost all computers do arithmetic!

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