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Nim-interactive

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Start with any number of counters in any number of piles. 2 players take it in turns to remove any number of counters from a single pile. The winner is the player to take the last counter.

Nim-like Games

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A collection of games on the NIM theme

Nim

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Start with any number of counters in any number of piles. 2 players take it in turns to remove any number of counters from a single pile. The loser is the player who takes the last counter.

Napier's Location Arithmetic

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Have you seen this way of doing multiplication ?

Composite Notions

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A composite number is one that is neither prime nor 1. Show that 10201 is composite in any base.

Reverse to Order

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Take any two digit number, for example 58. What do you have to do to reverse the order of the digits? Can you find a rule for reversing the order of digits for any two digit number?

Back to Basics

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Find b where 3723(base 10) = 123(base b).

Guesswork

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Ask a friend to choose a number between 1 and 63. By identifying which of the six cards contains the number they are thinking of it is easy to tell them what the number is.

Base Puzzle

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This investigation is about happy numbers in the World of the Octopus where all numbers are written in base 8 .Octi the octopus counts.

Basically

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The number 3723(in base 10) is written as 123 in another base. What is that base?

Latin Numbers

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Let N be a six digit number with distinct digits. Find the number N given that the numbers N, 2N, 3N, 4N, 5N, 6N, when written underneath each other, form a latin square (that is each row and each. . . .

A Story about Absolutely Nothing

Stage: 2, 3, 4 and 5

This article for the young and old talks about the origins of our number system and the important role zero has to play in it.

Balance Power

Stage: 3, 4 and 5 Challenge Level:

Using balancing scales what is the least number of weights needed to weigh all integer masses from 1 to 1000? Placing some of the weights in the same pan as the object how many are needed?

Secret Transmissions

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How can Agent X transmit data on a faulty line and be sure that her message will get through?

Back to the Planet of Vuvv

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There are two forms of counting on Vuvv - Zios count in base 3 and Zepts count in base 7. One day four of these creatures, two Zios and two Zepts, sat on the summit of a hill to count the legs of. . . .

Phew I'm Factored

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Explore the factors of the numbers which are written as 10101 in different number bases. Prove that the numbers 10201, 11011 and 10101 are composite in any base.

Knapsack

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You have worked out a secret code with a friend. Every letter in the alphabet can be represented by a binary value.

Happy Octopus

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This investigation is about happy numbers in the World of the Octopus where all numbers are written in base 8 ... Find all the fixed points and cycles for the happy number sequences in base 8.

Learn about Number Bases

Stage: 3, 4 and 5

We are used to writing numbers in base ten, using 0, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, and 9. Eg. 75 means 7 tens and five units. This article explains how numbers can be written in any number base.

Oh for the Mathematics of Yesteryear

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A garrison of 600 men has just enough bread ... but, with the news that the enemy was planning an attack... How many ounces of bread a day must each man in the garrison be allowed, to hold out 45. . . .