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Make a piece of shortbread Activity

by David, 13 January 2016 | 0 comments

Safety: This activity involves an oven and electric beaters. Younger mathematicians should ask an adult for help. You will need 15 g butter, softened 10 mL caster sugar 0.3 mL vanilla extract 31 mL plain flour 8 mL rice flour Extra butter to grease the baking tray Extra flour for kneading

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Guess Who’s my number? Activity

by David, 28 December 2015 | 0 comments

You will need The board game ‘Guess Who’ or a similar game. If you don’t have a copy, you could use a large box to hide your numbers from your opponent. Three printed copies of the ‘Guess my number’ sheet: you can download it here Scissors Someone to play with

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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 Activity

by David, 10 February 2015 | 0 comments

a large network of dots and lines.

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

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Speed camera Activity

by David, 21 October 2014 | 0 comments

How busy is the road near your school? do cars drive past too fast? Grab a stopwatch and sit yourself down – it’s time to become a human speed camera!

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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 | 1 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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