Networks


The resources in this feature introduce you to the world of networks and graph theory, which has many real life applications. You don't need any prior knowledge, so jump in and have a play, and see which theorems you can discover!

 

Sprouts

Age 11 to 16
Challenge Level

A game for 2 people. Take turns joining two dots, until your opponent is unable to move.

Who's Who?

Age 11 to 16
Challenge Level

Can you solve the clues to find out who's who on the friendship graph?

The Bridges of Konigsberg

Age 11 to 18
Challenge Level

Investigate how networks can be used to solve a problem for the 18th Century inhabitants of Konigsberg.

Can You Traverse It?

Age 14 to 18
Challenge Level

How can you decide if a graph is traversable?

Network Trees

Age 14 to 18
Challenge Level

Explore some of the different types of network, and prove a result about network trees.

If I Share, Will My Friends Share Too?

Age 11 to 18

Read about how mathematicians used network theory to predict the spread of disease among teenagers.