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Unfriendly neighbours Activity

by David, 19 August 2015 | 2 comments

a 1 in a box. the surrounding boxes are crossed out

Try not one, but two maths games! These games will help you create mathematical networks revealing underlying pattern.

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A game of Sprouts Game

by David, 10 February 2015 | 1 comments

a large network of dots and lines.

Sprout some cute little plant networks in this mathematical drawing game.

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Touching tubes Activity

by David, 6 May 2014 | 0 comments

The ends of three pencils make a triangle.

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.

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The Ancient Greek social network News

by David, 9 July 2013 | 0 comments

An ancient Greek jug with a picture of a man sitting, surrounded by others.

In the last decade, services such as Facebook have provided scientists with lots of information about current friendship links. However, they tell us little about historical friendships. So what might be the structure of an Ancient Greek social network?

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Connection conniption! Activity

by David, 2 July 2013 | 0 comments

Three factories drawn on a white mug.

Do you have a favourite mug? This is my favourite. Not only does it hold my hot chocolate, it has a wicked tricky puzzle on it!

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The four colour problem Activity

by David, 4 June 2013 | 0 comments

a map of Europe. Each country is coloured in and somoene is currently finishing colouring Bosnia.

Colouring in is for kids? Well, it’s also for mathematicians! Grab some pencils and have a go at one of the most interesting mathematical problems around!

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Arrow maze Activity

by David, 21 May 2013 | 0 comments

A grid filled with arrows.

Here’s a fun puzzle! it’s a maze with no walls. So what’s keeping you on track? well, this maze is made of arrows – it’s an arrow maze!

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Everything in its right place News

by David, 9 October 2012 | 0 comments

Newroz Venn diagram

Do you own a dog? Do you ride a bike to school? Do you have black hair? Each of these questions divides people into two groups – you either have a dog, or you don’t.

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