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Welcome to the dog show Brainteaser

by Ariel Marcy, 13 July 2023 | 1 comments

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Difficulty: Fun There are 50 total dogs signed up for a dog show. There are 30 more small dogs than large dogs. How many small dogs have signed up to compete in the show?

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The best of 2021 Update

by David Shaw, 29 December 2021 | 0 comments

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The votes are in! Here are our most popular posts from 2021, including news, activities and brainteasers. There’s sure to be something here to tickle your fancy!

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15 maths games and puzzles to keep your brain pumping Activity

by David Shaw, 16 July 2020 | 0 comments

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The best way to do maths is to have fun! Here’s a selection of our favourite games and puzzles.

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Do you trust your calculator too much? News

by David Shaw, 7 November 2019 | 6 comments

Picture of a child working at a desk with pen and paper and laptop.

Imagine you’re at university, doing a maths quiz, with a calculator provided. The problem you’re tasked with reads, “Your grandmother was born in 1942, how old was she in 1994?” You think for a moment and realise it’s a subtraction problem. Into your calculator, you type “1994 – 1942”, and then triumphantly, you record the…

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Mathematical treasure hunt Activity

by David Shaw, 16 May 2017 | 0 comments

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Maths is everywhere! But it can be hard to find if you don’t know what to look for. Try this mathematical treasure hunt and you’ll soon discover some amazing mathematical secrets!

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This is a hold-up Activity

by Mike, 4 October 2013 | 0 comments

Inverted plastic cup containing green water, with a card pressed beneath to keep the water in.

Written by Justin McGuire This activity may splash some water around, so try it over a sink or outside.

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