A game for two or more players that uses a knowledge of measuring tools. Spin the spinner and identify which jobs can be done with the measuring tool shown.
Can you create a story that would describe the movement of the man shown on these graphs? Use the interactivity to try out our ideas.
Use the interactivity to move Mr Pearson and his dog. Can you move him so that the graph shows a curve?
How many times in twelve hours do the hands of a clock form a right angle? Use the interactivity to check your answers.
Two engines, at opposite ends of a single track railway line, set off towards one another just as a fly, sitting on the front of one of the engines, sets off flying along the railway line...
Nirmala and Riki live 9 kilometres away from the nearest market. They both want to arrive at the market at exactly noon. What time should each of them start riding their bikes?
In this version of the story of the hare and the tortoise, the race is 10 kilometres long. Can you work out how long the hare sleeps for using the information given?
Not everybody agreed that the Third Millennium actually began on January 1st 2000. Find out why by reading this brief article.
I found these clocks in the Arts Centre at the University of Warwick intriguing - do they really need four clocks and what times would be ambiguous with only two or three of them?
A bus route has a total duration of 40 minutes. Every 10 minutes, two buses set out, one from each end. How many buses will one bus meet on its way from one end to the other end?
Every day at noon a boat leaves Le Havre for New York while another boat leaves New York for Le Havre. The ocean crossing takes seven days. How many boats will each boat cross during their journey?
Measure problems at primary level that may require determination.
Can you place these quantities in order from smallest to largest?
Can you rank these quantities in order? You may need to find out extra information or perform some experiments to justify your rankings.
In this matching game, you have to decide how long different events take.
Can you put these times on the clocks in order? You might like to arrange them in a circle.
What can you say about when these pictures were taken?
Measure problems for primary learners to work on with others.
Measure problems for inquiring primary learners.
Galileo, a famous inventor who lived about 400 years ago, came up with an idea similar to this for making a time measuring instrument. Can you turn your pendulum into an accurate minute timer?
Measure problems at primary level that require careful consideration.
My measurements have got all jumbled up! Swap them around and see if you can find a combination where every measurement is valid.
My cousin was 24 years old on Friday April 5th in 1974. On what day of the week was she born?
Astronomy grew out of problems that the early civilisations had. They needed to solve problems relating to time and distance - both mathematical topics.
This article for teachers suggests ways in which dinosaurs can be a great context for discussing measurement.
On a digital 24 hour clock, at certain times, all the digits are consecutive. How many times like this are there between midnight and 7 a.m.?
These two challenges will test your time-keeping!
Liitle Millennium Man was born on Saturday 1st January 2000 and he will retire on the first Saturday 1st January that occurs after his 60th birthday. How old will he be when he retires?
Stuart's watch loses two minutes every hour. Adam's watch gains one minute every hour. Use the information to work out what time (the real time) they arrived at the airport.
Read this article to find out the mathematical method for working out what day of the week each particular date fell on back as far as 1700.
Great Granddad is very proud of his telegram from the Queen congratulating him on his hundredth birthday and he has friends who are even older than he is... When was he born?
This month there is a Friday the thirteenth and this year there are three. Can you explain why every year must contain at least one Friday the thirteenth?
Can you order pictures of the development of a frog from frogspawn and of a bean seed growing into a plant?
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 again?
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.
Do you know the rhyme about ten green bottles hanging on a wall? If the first bottle fell at ten past five and the others fell down at 5 minute intervals, what time would the last bottle fall down?
Can you put these mixed-up times in order? You could arrange them in a circle.
Two trains set off at the same time from each end of a single straight railway line. A very fast bee starts off in front of the first train and flies continuously back and forth between the. . . .
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.
Can you rank these sets of quantities in order, from smallest to largest? Can you provide convincing evidence for your rankings?
These clocks have only one hand, but can you work out what time they are showing from the information?
Use your knowledge of angles to work out how many degrees the hour and minute hands of a clock travel through in different amounts of time.
These clocks have been reflected in a mirror. What times do they say?
Anne completes a circuit around a circular track in 40 seconds. Brenda runs in the opposite direction and meets Anne every 15 seconds. How long does it take Brenda to run around the track?
On a digital clock showing 24 hour time, over a whole day, how many times does a 5 appear? Is it the same number for a 12 hour clock over a whole day?
The pages of my calendar have got mixed up. Can you sort them out?
How many of this company's coaches travelling in the opposite direction does the 10 am coach from Alphaton pass before reaching Betaville?
Calendars were one of the earliest calculating devices developed by civilizations. Find out about the Mayan calendar in this article.
How far have these students walked by the time the teacher's car reaches them after their bus broke down?
July 1st 2001 was on a Sunday. July 1st 2002 was on a Monday. When did July 1st fall on a Monday again?