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The mysterious shapes of marsupial brains News

by David, 4 February 2021 | 0 comments

Two images, one of a Koala, the other a possum.

There are round-faced koalas and pointy-nosed bandicoots, sugar gliders with giant eyes and Tassie devils with powerful jaws. Marsupials have such wonderful and varied faces! But have you ever wondered how their brains look?

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Rhombic dodecahedron Activity

by David, 6 November 2014 | 0 comments

Completed rhombic dodecahedron

This decoration and the size of A4 paper share an interesting property. Get hands on to find out more! You will need A4 sheet of light card Pen Scissors Ruler Sticky tape What to do Making the pieces Measure down the long sides of the sheet of card, and make marks at 50, 149 and…

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Draw an egg Activity

by David, 20 April 2014 | 2 comments

Three points are marked in a triangle. around each pair of points, an elipse is drawn. the whole shape looks like an egg.

Happy Easter everyone! Here’s a handy way to draw an egg shape using maths.

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Counting spirals Activity

by David, 16 February 2013 | 0 comments

There are some pretty amazing patterns lurking in nature. Do a bit of arithmetic and master the Fibonacci sequence, and then see where you can find it!

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Decorative octahedron Activity

by David, 18 December 2012 | 0 comments

In this crafty maths activity, you’ll get to make a decoration in the shape of an octadehron.

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