Can you prove that in every tetrahedron there is a vertex where the three edges meeting at that vertex have lengths which could be the sides of a triangle?

Solving the equation x^3 = 3 is easy but what about solving equations with a 'staircase' of powers?

Try this interactivity to familiarise yourself with the proof that the square root of 2 is irrational. Sort the steps of the proof into the correct order.

Challenge Level

Prove that there is no arithmetic progression containing all three of $\sqrt{2}$, $\sqrt{3}$ and $\sqrt{5}$.

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embed rich mathematical tasks into everyday classroom practice.

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