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The Why and How of Substitution

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Step back and reflect! This article reviews techniques such as substitution and change of coordinates which enable us to exploit underlying structures to crack problems.

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Introducing NRICH TWILGO

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We're excited about this new program for drawing beautiful mathematical designs. Can you work out how we made our first few pictures and, even better, share your most elegant solutions with us?

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Babylon Numbers

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Can you make a hypothesis to explain these ancient numbers?

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The Olympic Flame: Are You in the 95%?

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95% of people in Britain should live within 10 miles of the route of the Olympic Torch tour. Is this true?

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White Box

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This game challenges you to locate hidden triangles in The White Box by firing rays and observing where the rays exit the Box.

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Black Box

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This black box reveals random values of some important, but unusual, mathematical functions. Can you deduce the purpose of the black box?

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Ishango Bone

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Can you decode the mysterious markings on this ancient bone tool?

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Pattern Recognition

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When does a pattern start to exhibit structure? Can you crack the code used by the computer?

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On the Importance of Pedantry

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A introduction to how patterns can be deceiving, and what is and is not a proof.

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Two Classes Working on Counting Cogs

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Two video clips of classes organised into groups to work on Counting Cogs.

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Charlie's Delightful Machine

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Here is a machine with four coloured lights. Can you develop a strategy to work out the rules controlling each light?

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Understanding Hypotheses

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This article explores the process of making and testing hypotheses.