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What's the Point of Squash?

Stage: 4 and 5 Challenge Level: Challenge Level:1

Under which circumstances would you choose to play to 10 points in a game of squash which is currently tied at 8-all?

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Pole Vaulting

Stage: 5 Challenge Level: Challenge Level:1

Consider the mechanics of pole vaulting

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Light Weights

Stage: 5 Challenge Level: Challenge Level:1

See how the weight of weights varies across the globe.

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Epidemic Modelling

Stage: 4 and 5 Challenge Level: Challenge Level:1

Use the computer to model an epidemic. Try out public health policies to control the spread of the epidemic, to minimise the number of sick days and deaths.

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Speed-time Problems at the Olympics

Stage: 4 Challenge Level: Challenge Level:1

Have you ever wondered what it would be like to race against Usain Bolt?

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The Olympic LOGO

Stage: 3, 4 and 5 Challenge Level: Challenge Level:2 Challenge Level:2

Can you drive a pointer using LOGO to create a simple version of the Olympic Rings logo?

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Little Little G

Stage: 5 Challenge Level: Challenge Level:2 Challenge Level:2

See how little g and your weight varies around the world. Did this variation help Bob Beamon to long-jumping succes in 1968?

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David and Goliath

Stage: 4 and 5 Challenge Level: Challenge Level:1

Does weight confer an advantage to shot putters?

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First Forward Into Logo 4: Circles

Stage: 2, 3 and 4 Challenge Level: Challenge Level:1

Learn how to draw circles using Logo. Wait a minute! Are they really circles? If not what are they?

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First Forward Into Logo 8: More about Variables

Stage: 3, 4 and 5 Challenge Level: Challenge Level:1

Write a Logo program, putting in variables, and see the effect when you change the variables.

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First Forward Into Logo 6: Variables and Procedures

Stage: 3, 4 and 5 Challenge Level: Challenge Level:1

Learn to write procedures and build them into Logo programs. Learn to use variables.

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Making Moiré Patterns

Stage: 3, 4 and 5 Challenge Level: Challenge Level:1

Moiré patterns are intriguing interference patterns. Create your own beautiful examples using LOGO!

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Shaping the Universe III - to Infinity and Beyond

Stage: 3 and 4

The third installment in our series on the shape of astronomical systems, this article explores galaxies and the universe beyond our solar system.

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First Forward Into Logo 10: Count up - Count Down

Stage: 3, 4 and 5 Challenge Level: Challenge Level:1

What happens when a procedure calls itself?

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First Forward Into Logo 12: Puzzling Sums

Stage: 3, 4 and 5 Challenge Level: Challenge Level:1

Can you puzzle out what sequences these Logo programs will give? Then write your own Logo programs to generate sequences.

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First Forward Into Logo 2: Polygons

Stage: 2, 3 and 4 Challenge Level: Challenge Level:1

This is the second in a twelve part introduction to Logo for beginners. In this part you learn to draw polygons.

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First Forward Into Logo 9: Stars

Stage: 3, 4 and 5 Challenge Level: Challenge Level:1

Turn through bigger angles and draw stars with Logo.

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First Forward Into Logo 1: Square Five

Stage: 2, 3 and 4 Challenge Level: Challenge Level:1

A Short introduction to using Logo. This is the first in a twelve part series.

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First Forward Into Logo 11: Sequences

Stage: 3, 4 and 5 Challenge Level: Challenge Level:1

This part introduces the use of Logo for number work. Learn how to use Logo to generate sequences of numbers.

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Robot Camera

Stage: 4 Challenge Level: Challenge Level:2 Challenge Level:2

Could nanotechnology be used to see if an artery is blocked? Or is this just science fiction?

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First Forward Into Logo 3: Repeat REPEAT

Stage: 2, 3 and 4 Challenge Level: Challenge Level:1

More Logo for beginners. Now learn more about the REPEAT command.

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The Mathematical Problems Faced by Advanced STEM Students

Stage: 5

STEM students at university often encounter mathematical difficulties. This articles highlights the various content problems and the 7 key process problems encountered by STEM students.

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10 Olympic Starters

Stage: 5 Challenge Level: Challenge Level:1

10 intriguing starters related to the mechanics of sport.

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Angle of Shot

Stage: 5 Challenge Level: Challenge Level:2 Challenge Level:2

At what angle should you release the shot to break Olympic records?

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CSI: Chemical Scene Investigation

Stage: 5 Challenge Level: Challenge Level:3 Challenge Level:3 Challenge Level:3

There has been a murder on the Stevenson estate. Use your analytical chemistry skills to assess the crime scene and identify the cause of death...

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First Forward Into Logo 7: Angles of Polygons

Stage: 3, 4 and 5 Challenge Level: Challenge Level:1

More Logo for beginners. Learn to calculate exterior angles and draw regular polygons using procedures and variables.

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First Forward Into Logo 5: Pen Up, Pen Down

Stage: 2, 3 and 4 Challenge Level: Challenge Level:1

Learn about Pen Up and Pen Down in Logo

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Maths Is Everywhere!

Stage: 3 and 4 Challenge Level: Challenge Level:1

Maths is everywhere in the world! Take a look at these images. What mathematics can you see?

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Shaping the Universe I - Planet Earth

Stage: 3 and 4

This article explores ths history of theories about the shape of our planet. It is the first in a series of articles looking at the significance of geometric shapes in the history of astronomy.

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Shaping the Universe II - the Solar System

Stage: 3 and 4

The second in a series of articles on visualising and modelling shapes in the history of astronomy.

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Bent Out of Shape

Stage: 4 and 5 Challenge Level: Challenge Level:2 Challenge Level:2

An introduction to bond angle geometry.

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Helicopters

Stage: 2, 3 and 4 Challenge Level: Challenge Level:1

Design and test a paper helicopter. What is the best design?