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Make a pi necklace Activity

by David, 19 September 2019 | 0 comments

Image of a person wearing a necklace

Written by Gabrielle Tramby and Rachel Fitzgerald In this activity, you’ll turn a number into a necklace.

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Pulling pulleys Activity

by David, 26 July 2018 | 2 comments

Photo of a bobbin attached by a loop of string to a drink bottle, with another srting loop going upwards out of the shot.

Have you ever wondered how cranes can lift such heavy things? Their pulleys really help lighten the load. In this activity, have a play with some pulleys. These simple machines can make heavy weights as light as a feather!

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Hanging by a thread Activity

by David, 27 November 2017 | 0 comments

a picture hanging from two pins

You’ll find yourself going a little loopy with this puzzle, but it’s worth unravelling the secret.

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Super strong pencil Activity

by David, 4 January 2017 | 0 comments

Someone is wrapping a yellow string around a pencil.

In this trick, you’ll wrap a shoelace around a pencil and a strip of cardboard. The string seems to pass straight through both, tearing the cardboard, but leaving the pencil untouched!

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Draw an egg Activity

by David, 20 April 2014 | 0 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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