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### Order, Order!

##### Age 5 to 11 Challenge Level:

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

### Temperature

##### Age 11 to 14 Challenge Level:

Is there a temperature at which Celsius and Fahrenheit readings are the same?

### Epidemic Modelling

##### Age 14 to 18 Challenge Level:

Use the computer to model an epidemic. Try out public health policies to control the spread of the epidemic, to minimise the number of sick days and deaths.

### Where Are You Flying?

##### Age 14 to 18 Challenge Level:

Where do people fly to from London? What is good and bad about these representations?

### Making Moiré Patterns

##### Age 11 to 18 Challenge Level:

Moiré patterns are intriguing interference patterns. Create your own beautiful examples using LOGO!

### Troublesome Triangles

##### Age 7 to 14 Challenge Level:

Many natural systems appear to be in equilibrium until suddenly a critical point is reached, setting up a mudslide or an avalanche or an earthquake. In this project, students will use a simple. . . .

### STEM Clubs

##### Age 7 to 14

Details of our activities deigned for STEM clubs.

### Place Your Orders

##### Age 11 to 14 Challenge Level:

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

### The Olympic LOGO

##### Age 11 to 18 Challenge Level:

Can you drive a pointer using LOGO to create a simple version of the Olympic Rings logo?

### Helicopters

##### Age 7 to 16 Challenge Level:

Design and test a paper helicopter. What is the best design?

### Robot Camera

##### Age 14 to 16 Challenge Level:

Could nanotechnology be used to see if an artery is blocked? Or is this just science fiction?

### Maths Is Everywhere!

##### Age 11 to 16 Challenge Level:

Maths is everywhere in the world! Take a look at these images. What mathematics can you see?

### Bent Out of Shape

##### Age 14 to 18 Challenge Level:

An introduction to bond angle geometry.

### Order the Changes

##### Age 7 to 11 Challenge Level:

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

### 10 Olympic Starters

##### Age 16 to 18 Challenge Level:

10 intriguing starters related to the mechanics of sport.

### Angle of Shot

##### Age 16 to 18 Challenge Level:

At what angle should you release the shot to break Olympic records?

### David and Goliath

##### Age 14 to 18 Challenge Level:

Does weight confer an advantage to shot putters?

### Light Weights

##### Age 16 to 18 Challenge Level:

See how the weight of weights varies across the globe.

### Little Little G

##### Age 16 to 18 Challenge Level:

See how little g and your weight varies around the world. Did this variation help Bob Beamon to long-jumping succes in 1968?

### Pole Vaulting

##### Age 16 to 18 Challenge Level:

Consider the mechanics of pole vaulting

### What's the Point of Squash?

##### Age 14 to 18 Challenge Level:

Under which circumstances would you choose to play to 10 points in a game of squash which is currently tied at 8-all?

### In Order

##### Age 7 to 11 Challenge Level:

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

### Speed-time Problems at the Olympics

##### Age 14 to 16 Challenge Level:

Have you ever wondered what it would be like to race against Usain Bolt?

### CSI: Chemical Scene Investigation

##### Age 16 to 18 Challenge Level:

There has been a murder on the Stevenson estate. Use your analytical chemistry skills to assess the crime scene and identify the cause of death...

### The Mathematical Problems Faced by Advanced STEM Students

##### Age 16 to 18

STEM students at university often encounter mathematical difficulties. This articles highlights the various content problems and the 7 key process problems encountered by STEM students.

### Plaiting and Braiding

##### Age 7 to 14

This article for students gives some instructions about how to make some different braids.

### Shaping the Universe III - to Infinity and Beyond

##### Age 11 to 16

The third installment in our series on the shape of astronomical systems, this article explores galaxies and the universe beyond our solar system.

### Shaping the Universe II - the Solar System

##### Age 11 to 16

The second in a series of articles on visualising and modelling shapes in the history of astronomy.

### Shaping the Universe I - Planet Earth

##### Age 11 to 16

This article explores ths history of theories about the shape of our planet. It is the first in a series of articles looking at the significance of geometric shapes in the history of astronomy.

### First Forward Into Logo 3: Repeat REPEAT

##### Age 7 to 16 Challenge Level:

More Logo for beginners. Now learn more about the REPEAT command.

### First Forward Into Logo 12: Puzzling Sums

##### Age 11 to 18 Challenge Level:

Can you puzzle out what sequences these Logo programs will give? Then write your own Logo programs to generate sequences.

### First Forward Into Logo 11: Sequences

##### Age 11 to 18 Challenge Level:

This part introduces the use of Logo for number work. Learn how to use Logo to generate sequences of numbers.

### First Forward Into Logo 8: More about Variables

##### Age 11 to 18 Challenge Level:

Write a Logo program, putting in variables, and see the effect when you change the variables.

### First Forward Into Logo 5: Pen Up, Pen Down

##### Age 7 to 16 Challenge Level:

Learn about Pen Up and Pen Down in Logo

### First Forward Into Logo 9: Stars

##### Age 11 to 18 Challenge Level:

Turn through bigger angles and draw stars with Logo.

### First Forward Into Logo 7: Angles of Polygons

##### Age 11 to 18 Challenge Level:

More Logo for beginners. Learn to calculate exterior angles and draw regular polygons using procedures and variables.

### First Forward Into Logo 6: Variables and Procedures

##### Age 11 to 18 Challenge Level:

Learn to write procedures and build them into Logo programs. Learn to use variables.

### First Forward Into Logo 4: Circles

##### Age 7 to 16 Challenge Level:

Learn how to draw circles using Logo. Wait a minute! Are they really circles? If not what are they?

### First Forward Into Logo 2: Polygons

##### Age 7 to 16 Challenge Level:

This is the second in a twelve part introduction to Logo for beginners. In this part you learn to draw polygons.

### Eclipses of the Sun

##### Age 7 to 14

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.

### The Moving Planets

##### Age 7 to 14

Mathematics has always been a powerful tool for studying, measuring and calculating the movements of the planets, and this article gives several examples.

### First Forward Into Logo 10: Count up - Count Down

##### Age 11 to 18 Challenge Level:

What happens when a procedure calls itself?

### First Forward Into Logo 1: Square Five

##### Age 7 to 16 Challenge Level:

A Short introduction to using Logo. This is the first in a twelve part series.