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Make a piece of shortbread Activity

by David, 13 January 2016 | 2 comments

A sieve with flour in it.

Feel like a biscuit? This recipe will make exactly one tasty piece of shortbread.

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Guess Who’s my number? Game

by David, 28 December 2015 | 0 comments

Someone is flipping down the number 16.

Turn an old copy of Guess Who into a game with a mathematical twist!

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Lolly half-life Activity

by David, 5 May 2015 | 0 comments

Someone is holding a lolly showing the letter 'm'.

What is a half-life? grab a handful of lollies and find out!

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Supermarket sweep Activity

by David, 24 February 2015 | 0 comments

A price tag saying $1.99.

Bored at the supermarket? This game will have your brain churning!

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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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Brainteaser: Fred’s weird teacher Brainteaser

by David, 18 September 2014 | 0 comments

Macro shot of human hand drawing red check mark in checklist box

Fred’s teacher has a weird way of marking tests. He gives five marks for a right answer, but subtracts one for a wrong one. Fred answered 20 questions on a test and got 70 marks. How many questions did Fred get right?

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Clever counting keeps fusion firing News

by David, 14 August 2014 | 2 comments

A twisty pink loop is contined within shiny rings.

The Australian National University recently renovated their fusion reactor. This magnetic marvel harnesses immense pressures and temperatures to replicate the reactions that power our Sun. And there’s a lot of maths that helps to keep the reactions going! A fusion donut Fusion reactors use hydrogen as fuel. Under intense heat and pressure, the electrons leave…

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Prefix Quiz Quiz

by David, 29 July 2014 | 0 comments

An octopus showing off its legs.

Many words have secret numbers hidden within! Discover them with this pair of quizzes. You can download a printable PDF quiz here.

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Spot the rice Activity

by Pat, 8 July 2014 | 0 comments

a container of rice with a few black grains.

You may have heard a climate scientist talking about ‘parts per million’ or ppm. If you want to get a handle on what that means, and how much CO2 is in our atmosphere, you’ve come to the right place!

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Celtic knots Activity

by David, 3 June 2014 | 0 comments

A hole in the woven pattern.

For over a thousand years, people have been drawing intricate woven patterns known as Celtic knots. As we’re about to find out, there’s a lot of maths involved!

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