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?
Here is a machine with four coloured lights. Can you develop a strategy to work out the rules controlling each light?
A introduction to how patterns can be deceiving, and what is and is not a proof.
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.
Can you decode the mysterious markings on this ancient bone tool?
Can you make a hypothesis to explain these ancient numbers?
This game challenges you to locate hidden triangles in The White
Box by firing rays and observing where the rays exit the Box.
95% of people in Britain should live within 10 miles of the route of the Olympic Torch tour. Is this true?
This black box reveals random values of some important, but
unusual, mathematical functions. Can you deduce the purpose of the
This article explores the process of making and testing hypotheses.
Two video clips of classes organised into groups to work on
When does a pattern start to exhibit structure? Can you crack the
code used by the computer?