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Super strong pencil Activity

by David, 4 January 2017 | 0 comments

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! You will need Pencil 2 rubber bands Thin cardboard Scissors Shoelace Some friends to impress

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Counting by division Activity

by David, 5 December 2016 | 0 comments

Let’s look at a few interesting patterns you can get by dividing. Some of these patterns need a lot of digits, so get the best calculator you can find. If you have a computer with the internet handy, there are some good online calculators to use, such as wolframalpha.com. Some mathematicians might prefer to use…

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Pool trick shots Activity

by David, 22 April 2014 | 0 comments

NOTE: If you don’t know how to use a pool cue to hit balls, ask someone to teach you. It’s not hard, but if you do it incorrectly you might damage the table. You will need A pool table Three pool balls – we used a white, a yellow and a red ball A cue…

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