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N Is a Number

Stage: 3 Challenge Level:

N people visit their friends staying N kilometres along the coast. Some walk along the cliff path at N km an hour, the rest go by car. How long is the road?

Stage: 2 and 3

A paradox is a statement that seems to be both untrue and true at the same time. This article looks at a few examples and challenges you to investigate them for yourself.

Walk and Ride

Stage: 2 and 3 Challenge Level:

How far have these students walked by the time the teacher's car reaches them after their bus broke down?

Up and Across

Stage: 3 Challenge Level:

Experiment with the interactivity of "rolling" regular polygons, and explore how the different positions of the red dot affects its vertical and horizontal movement at each stage.

Stage: 4 Challenge Level:

Four vehicles travel along a road one afternoon. Can you make sense of the graphs showing their motion?

Stage: 3 Challenge Level:

Can you rank these sets of quantities in order, from smallest to largest? Can you provide convincing evidence for your rankings?

2010: A Year of Investigations

Stage: 1, 2 and 3

This article for teachers suggests ideas for activities built around 10 and 2010.

How Far Does it Move?

Stage: 3 Challenge Level:

Experiment with the interactivity of "rolling" regular polygons, and explore how the different positions of the red dot affects the distance it travels at each stage.

Eclipses of the Sun

Stage: 2 and 3

Mathematics has allowed us now to measure lots of things about eclipses and so calculate exactly when they will happen, where they can be seen from, and what they will look like.

Graphical Interpretation

Stage: 4 Challenge Level:

This set of resources for teachers offers interactive environments to support work on graphical interpretation at Key Stage 4.

Stage: 4 Challenge Level:

Four vehicles travelled on a road with constant velocities. The car overtook the scooter at 12 o'clock, then met the bike at 14.00 and the motorcycle at 16.00. The motorcycle met the scooter at. . . .

All in a Jumble

Stage: 3 Challenge Level:

My measurements have got all jumbled up! Swap them around and see if you can find a combination where every measurement is valid.

Swimmers

Stage: 4 Challenge Level:

Swimmers in opposite directions cross at 20m and at 30m from each end of a swimming pool. How long is the pool ?

Alternative Record Book

Stage: 4 and 5 Challenge Level:

In which Olympic event does a human travel fastest? Decide which events to include in your Alternative Record Book.

Speed-time Problems at the Olympics

Stage: 4 Challenge Level:

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

A Scale for the Solar System

Stage: 4 Challenge Level:

The Earth is further from the Sun than Venus, but how much further? Twice as far? Ten times?

Great Squares

Stage: 2 and 3 Challenge Level:

Investigate how this pattern of squares continues. You could measure lengths, areas and angles.

Olympic Measures

Stage: 3 Challenge Level:

These Olympic quantities have been jumbled up! Can you put them back together again?

Uniform Units

Stage: 4 Challenge Level:

Can you choose your units so that a cube has the same numerical value for it volume, surface area and total edge length?

Where Am I?

Stage: 3 and 4 Challenge Level:

From the information you are asked to work out where the picture was taken. Is there too much information? How accurate can your answer be?

Pentagonal

Stage: 4 Challenge Level:

Can you prove that the sum of the distances of any point inside a square from its sides is always equal (half the perimeter)? Can you prove it to be true for a rectangle or a hexagon?

A Question of Scale

Stage: 4 Challenge Level:

Use your skill and knowledge to place various scientific lengths in order of size. Can you judge the length of objects with sizes ranging from 1 Angstrom to 1 million km with no wrong attempts?

Rolling Around

Stage: 3 Challenge Level:

A circle rolls around the outside edge of a square so that its circumference always touches the edge of the square. Can you describe the locus of the centre of the circle?

Scientific Measurement

Stage: 4 Challenge Level:

Practice your skills of measurement and estimation using this interactive measurement tool based around fascinating images from biology.