Which of these games would you play to give yourself the best possible chance of winning a prize?
Explore when it is possible to construct a circle which just
touches all four sides of a quadrilateral.
Is it really greener to go on the bus, or to buy local?
Can you make sense of these three proofs of Pythagoras' Theorem?
Investigate the properties of quadrilaterals which can be drawn
with a circle just touching each side and another circle just
touching each vertex.
How do these modelling assumption affect the solutions?
Why MUST these statistical statements probably be at least a little
Was it possible that this dangerous driving penalty was issued in
Have a go at being mathematically negative, by negating these
Is the process fair? This question often gives rise to
disagreements and discussion. Tom gives a clear logical explanation
and uses a tree diagram and a spreadsheet.
Go to last month's problems to see more solutions.
This fascinating article delves into the world of talk in the
classroom and explains how an understanding of talking can really
improve the learning of mathematics.
An article demonstrating mathematically how various physical
modelling assumptions affect the solution to the seemingly simple
problem of the projectile.
This article stems from research on the teaching of proof and
offers guidance on how to move learners from focussing on
experimental arguments to mathematical arguments and deductive