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### Do You Measure Up?

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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.

### Take Your Dog for a Walk

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Use the interactivity to move Mr Pearson and his dog. Can you move him so that the graph shows a curve?

### You Tell the Story

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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.

### Take the Right Angle

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How many times in twelve hours do the hands of a clock form a right angle? Use the interactivity to check your answers.

### An Unhappy End

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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...

### A History of Astronomy

##### Stage: 2

Astronomy grew out of problems that the early civilisations had. They needed to solve problems relating to time and distance - both mathematical topics.

### Working with Dinosaurs

##### Stage: 2

This article for teachers suggests ways in which dinosaurs can be a great context for discussing measurement.

### The Hare and the Tortoise

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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?

### Bike Ride

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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?

### The New Millennium: When Did it Begin?

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Not everybody agreed that the Third Millennium actually began on January 1st 2000. Find out why by reading this brief article.

### Decimal Time

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Use the clocks to investigate French decimal time in this problem. Can you see how this time system worked?

### All in a Jumble

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

### Slow Coach

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How many of this company's coaches travelling in the opposite direction does the 10 am coach from Alphaton pass before reaching Betaville?

### Digital Times

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Which segment on a digital clock is lit most each day? Which segment is lit least? Does it make any difference if it is set to 12 hours or 24 hours?

### On Time?

##### Stage: 1, 2 and 3

This article explains how Greenwich Mean Time was established and in fact, why Greenwich in London was chosen as the standard.

### Two Clocks

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These clocks have only one hand, but can you work out what time they are showing from the information?

### The Time Is ...

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Can you put these mixed-up times in order? You could arrange them in a circle.

### Order the Changes

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Can you order pictures of the development of a frog from frogspawn and of a bean seed growing into a plant?

### Order, Order!

##### Stage: 2 Challenge Level:

Can you place these quantities in order from smallest to largest?

### Time and Tide

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What can you say about when these pictures were taken?

### Making Maths: Make a Pendulum

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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?

### A Flying Holiday

##### Stage: 2 Short Challenge Level:

Follow the journey taken by this bird and let us know for how long and in what direction it must fly to return to its starting point.

### Buses

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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?

### Sweeping Hands

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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.

### Clocks

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These clocks have been reflected in a mirror. What times do they say?

### Crossing the Atlantic

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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?

### Train Timetable

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Use the information to work out the timetable for the three trains travelling between City station and Farmland station.

### Timing

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These two challenges will test your time-keeping!

### A Child Is Full of ...

##### Stage: 2 Short Challenge Level:

My cousin was 24 years old on Friday April 5th in 1974. On what day of the week was she born?

### How Many Times?

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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.?

### Ten Green Bottles

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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?

### Speedy Sidney

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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. . . .

### 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.

##### 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.

### In Order

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Can you rank these quantities in order? You may need to find out extra information or perform some experiments to justify your rankings.

### Now and Then

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Look at the changes in results on some of the athletics track events at the Olympic Games in 1908 and 1948. Compare the results for 2012.

### Calendars

##### Stage: 1, 2 and 3

Calendars were one of the earliest calculating devices developed by civilizations. Find out about the Mayan calendar in this article.

### Lengthy Journeys

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Investigate the different distances of these car journeys and find out how long they take.

### On What Day Did it Happen?

##### Stage: 1, 2 and 3

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.

### 2010: A Year of Investigations

##### Stage: 1, 2 and 3

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

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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?

### Clocking Off

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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?

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

### Right Time

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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?

### Palindromic Date

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What is the date in February 2002 where the 8 digits are palindromic if the date is written in the British way?

### Home Time

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Alice's mum needs to go to each child's house just once and then back home again. How many different routes are there? Use the information to find out how long each road is on the route she took.

### John's Train Is on Time

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A train leaves on time. After it has gone 8 miles (at 33mph) the driver looks at his watch and sees that the hour hand is exactly over the minute hand. When did the train leave the station?

### Friday 13th

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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?

### 5 on the Clock

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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?

### Wonky Watches

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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.