by David, 7 March 2017 | 5 comments

The numbers that we use are not the only way to write numbers. You might know how to count with tally marks, or read Roman numerals. But there are plenty of other ways to write numbers. This one comes from the Maya people.

Continue reading Maya numbersby David, 16 January 2017 | 0 comments

Many people know how to play solitaire or patience, but there are actually lots of different one-player card games. This version of patience has a bit of addition, and also some tricky strategic thinking.

Continue reading Pyramid solitaireby David, 5 December 2016 | 0 comments

Let’s look at a few interesting patterns you can get by dividing. Some of these patterns need a lot of digits, so get the best calculator you can find.

Continue reading Counting by divisionby David, 16 September 2016 | 1 comments

How long would it take to count to one million? Well you could just start a stopwatch and get to counting, but here’s how to work out if you’ll be done by dinner time.

Continue reading Count to a millionby David, 11 April 2016 | 0 comments

How much money would it take to put a line of coins around the equator? With a bit of research and a bit of maths, you’ll soon know the answer!

Continue reading Coins around the equatorby David, 13 January 2016 | 0 comments

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

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by David, 28 December 2015 | 0 comments

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

Continue reading Guess Who’s my number?by David, 5 May 2015 | 0 comments

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

Continue reading Lolly half-lifeby David, 24 February 2015 | 0 comments

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

Continue reading Supermarket sweepby David, 10 February 2015 | 1 comments

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

Continue reading A game of Sprouts