Imagine a very strange bank account where you are only allowed to do two things...
Many numbers can be expressed as the sum of two or more consecutive integers. For example, 15=7+8 and 10=1+2+3+4. Can you say which numbers can be expressed in this way?
Take a look at the video and try to find a sequence of moves that will take you back to zero.
Think of a two digit number, reverse the digits, and add the numbers together. Something special happens...
How is it possible to predict the card?
Choose a couple of the sequences. Try to picture how to make the next, and the next, and the next... Can you describe your reasoning?
Can you picture how to order the cards to reproduce Charlie's card trick for yourself?
Play this game to learn about adding and subtracting positive and negative numbers
Caroline and James pick sets of five numbers. Charlie chooses three of them that add together to make a multiple of three. Can they stop him?
Generate three random numbers to determine the side lengths of a triangle. What triangles can you draw?
Watch these videos to see how Phoebe, Alice and Luke chose to draw 7 squares. How would they draw 100?
Is there a relationship between the coordinates of the endpoints of a line and the number of grid squares it crosses?
How many moves does it take to swap over some red and blue frogs? Do you have a method?
Alison has created two mappings. Can you figure out what they do?
What questions do they prompt you to ask?
Charlie has created a mapping. Can you figure out what it does?
What questions does it prompt you to ask?
Time for a little mathemagic! Choose any five cards from a pack and show four of them to your partner. How can they work out the fifth?
A picture is made by joining five small quadrilaterals together to
make a large quadrilateral. Is it possible to draw a similar
picture if all the small quadrilaterals are cyclic?
Can you visualise whether these nets fold up into 3D shapes? Watch the videos each time to see if you were correct.
I'm thinking of a rectangle with an area of 24. What could its perimeter be?
Watch the video to see how to sum the sequence. Can you adapt the method to sum other sequences?
In this twist on the well-known Countdown numbers game, use your knowledge of Powers and Roots to make a target.
Here is a chance to create some Celtic knots and explore the mathematics behind them.
Look carefully at the video of a tangle and explain what's
Investigate how logic gates work in circuits.
As part of Liverpool08 European Capital of Culture there were a
huge number of events and displays. One of the art installations
was called "Turning the Place Over". Can you find our how it works?
When is a knot invertible ?
These models have appeared around the Centre for Mathematical Sciences. Perhaps you would like to try to make some similar models of your own.
Watch our videos of multiplication methods that you may not have met before. Can you make sense of them?
The tangles created by the twists and turns of the Conway rope
trick are surprisingly symmetrical. Here's why!
In this problem, we define complex numbers and invite you to explore what happens when you add and multiply them.
A video clip of Jo Boaler talking about Complex Instruction.
Design and test a paper helicopter. What is the best design?
Can you explain how Galley Division works?
The Enigma Project's James Grime has created a video code challenge. Watch it here!
Video showing how to use the Number Plumber
Can you find out what is special about the dimensions of rectangles you can make with squares, sticks and units?
Watch the video to see how Charlie works out the sum. Can you adapt his method?
Alf and Tracy explain how the Kingsfield School maths department use common tasks to encourage all students to think mathematically about key areas in the curriculum.