Not everybody agreed that the Third Millennium actually began on January 1st 2000. Find out why by reading this brief article.
This article for teachers recounts the history of measurement,
encouraging it to be used as a spring board for cross-curricular
At the time of writing the hour and minute hands of my clock are at
right angles. How long will it be before they are at right angles
My measurements have got all jumbled up! Swap them around and see
if you can find a combination where every measurement is valid.
Here's a chance to work with large numbers...
A circle with the radius of 2.2 centimetres is drawn touching the sides of a square. What area of the square is NOT covered by the circle?
Derive a formula for finding the area of any kite.
My recipe is for 12 cakes - how do I change it if I want to make a different number of cakes?
Making a scale model of the solar system
Examine these estimates. Do they sound about right?
Design and test a paper helicopter. What is the best design?
Mathematics has always been a powerful tool for studying, measuring and calculating the movements of the planets, and this article gives several examples.