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Sharing some cakes Activity

by David, 15 December 2016 | 0 comments

three cakes, ready for sharing

Picture this: you’ve just bought a nice little cake, just for you. Then your friends show up, wanting a piece. Lucky for you, mathematicians have developed some pretty cool ways of sharing.

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Trading game Game

by David, 13 July 2016 | 0 comments

Purple counters near a pencil, blue near glasses, green near a book and white near a bell.

Wanna make a fortune? Buy and sell your way to riches in this compelling trading game!

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Sliding block puzzle Activity

by David, 10 February 2016 | 0 comments

Several drawings of rectangels insode the frame.

Grab some dominos and Blu-tack, then make a puzzling sliding block puzzle!

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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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Nine Men’s Morris Game

by David, 30 October 2015 | 0 comments

Lots of counters on the board. A piece slides from one intersection to an adjacent one.

Learn the ancient (and very fun) game of Nine Men’s Morris.

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T puzzle Activity

by David, 9 October 2015 | 0 comments

Atriangle, two quadrilaterals and a pentagon.

There’s only four pieces, but this puzzle is Totally Tricky!

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Card teaser Game

by David, 5 June 2015 | 0 comments

Someone with a black card in their hat, saying 'I don't know'.

Many games are competitive, but in this game you have to cooperate. Try to work out the card on your head, but be careful. If either of you make a mistake, you both lose!

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Play Chomp Game

by David, 16 December 2014 | 0 comments

A grid of 12 balls. a rectangle in the lower right are highlighted.

Here’s an easy game to play with a friend. Can you avoid taking the coloured ball? Give it a go, then use some of our hints to get ahead.

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Torus maze Activity

by David, 12 August 2014 | 0 comments

Someone has drawn a line to a square marked finish.

You’ve seen mazes on paper, you may even have explored big mazes on foot. But this maze has a geometric twist – it’s on the surface of a donut. This is a torus maze!

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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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