In which Olympic event does a human travel fastest? Decide which events to include in your Alternative Record Book.
Swimmers in opposite directions cross at 20m and at 30m from each
end of a swimming pool. How long is the pool ?
Practice your skills of measurement and estimation using this interactive measurement tool based around fascinating images from biology.
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?
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?
Have you ever wondered what it would be like to race against Usain Bolt?
These Olympic quantities have been jumbled up! Can you put them back together again?
Investigate how this pattern of squares continues. You could
measure lengths, areas and angles.
Can you choose your units so that a cube has the same numerical value for it volume, surface area and total edge length?
From the information you are asked to work out where the picture
was taken. Is there too much information? How accurate can your
Can you rank these sets of quantities in order, from smallest to largest? Can you provide convincing evidence for your rankings?
How far have these students walked by the time the teacher's car
reaches them after their bus broke down?
This article for teachers suggests ideas for activities built around 10 and 2010.
Four vehicles travel along a road one afternoon. Can you make sense
of the graphs showing their motion?
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.
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.
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. . . .
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.
This set of resources for teachers offers interactive environments
to support work on graphical interpretation at Key Stage 4.
The Earth is further from the Sun than Venus, but how much further?
Twice as far? Ten times?
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?
My measurements have got all jumbled up! Swap them around and see
if you can find a combination where every measurement is valid.
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.
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?