Welcome to the new site - September 2012, Stage 4&5

Holidays over and back to school.... Welcome to our new site! Please update your bookmarks as you have reached the old monthly index page that will soon cease to exist.

Problems

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Charlie's Delightful Machine

Stage: 3 and 4 Challenge Level: Challenge Level:1

Here is a machine with four coloured lights. Can you develop a strategy to work out the rules controlling each light?

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A Little Light Thinking

Stage: 4 Challenge Level: Challenge Level:1

Here is a machine with four coloured lights. Can you make two lights switch on at once? Three lights? All four lights?

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Summing Geometric Progressions

Stage: 4 and 5 Challenge Level: Challenge Level:1

Watch the video to see how to sum the sequence. Can you adapt the method to sum other sequences?

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Factors and Multiples Graphs

Stage: 4 and 5 Challenge Level: Challenge Level:1

Explore creating 'factors and multiples' graphs such that no lines joining the numbers cross

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Fix Me or Crush Me

Stage: 5 Challenge Level: Challenge Level:2 Challenge Level:2

Can you make matrices which will fix one lucky vector and crush another to zero?

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Fundamental Particles Collection

Stage: 5 Challenge Level: Challenge Level:3 Challenge Level:3 Challenge Level:3

A collection of problems related to the mathematics of fundamental physics.