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Broad Topics > Measuring and calculating with units > Metric and imperial units

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All in a Jumble

Age 11 to 14 Challenge Level:

My measurements have got all jumbled up! Swap them around and see if you can find a combination where every measurement is valid.

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Olympic Measures

Age 11 to 14 Challenge Level:

These Olympic quantities have been jumbled up! Can you put them back together again?

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Triathlon and Fitness

Age 11 to 14 Challenge Level:

The triathlon is a physically gruelling challenge. Can you work out which athlete burnt the most calories?

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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?

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Weighing Fruit

Age 7 to 11 Challenge Level:

Can you use this information to estimate how much the different fruit selections weigh in kilos and pounds?

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At the Pumps

Age 7 to 11 Challenge Level:

How will you find out how much a tank of petrol costs?

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A Day with Grandpa

Age 7 to 11 Challenge Level:

Grandpa was measuring a rug using yards, feet and inches. Can you help William to work out its area?

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Watching the Wheels Go 'round and 'round

Age 7 to 11 Challenge Level:

Use this information to work out whether the front or back wheel of this bicycle gets more wear and tear.

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Illusion

Age 11 to 16 Challenge Level:

A security camera, taking pictures each half a second, films a cyclist going by. In the film, the cyclist appears to go forward while the wheels appear to go backwards. Why?