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Lolly-toothpick platonic solids Activity

by David, 25 February 2014 | 3 comments

an icosahedron.

There are five regular solids – we call these the Platonic solids. The faces of a platonic solid are all the same, regular shape, and the same number of faces meet at each vertex (corner). In this activity you can make all five of them!

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A game of Nim Game

by David, 24 December 2013 | 1 comments

A single token on a table. Someone is reaching for it.

Grab some tokens and let’s go! Here’s a simple game to play with a friend.

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An Advent puzzle ActivityBrainteaser

by David, 17 December 2013 | 0 comments

Every second door on the calendar is closed.

See if you can work out this puzzle. You might like to use an advent calendar to solve it, or maybe you could work it out in your head first!

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A Christmas packing puzzle Activity

by David, 14 December 2013 | 0 comments

Merry Christmas! Here’s our maths gift to you – a puzzle.

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Rolling block puzzle Activity

by David, 10 September 2013 | 0 comments

Upwords board, tiles with letters on them, two balls of plasticine.

Time to get rolling! Use the family board game ‘Upwords’ to try this neat counting technique.

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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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Chicken jigsaw Activity

by Mike, 10 April 2013 | 0 comments

Illustration of the location of bones on a chicken.

Going by their work, paleontologists would need to be pretty good at putting together jigsaw puzzles. Paleontologists have the task of identifying bones based on their shape, then estimating where they belong in the body. Often they only have a couple of bones or teeth to use to identify the fossilised animal.

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Soma cube Activity

by David, 26 January 2013 | 0 comments

The soma cube is a tricky puzzle! First, you’ll glue some cubes together into strange shapes. Then see if you can get those shapes to come together!

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