This article is one parent's story describing his young son's exploration, and growing understanding, of infinity.
An article describing activities which will help develop young children's concept of fractions.
These activities will help children develop a strong sense of number.
This article explores the basic foundations of number sense and outlines relevant research in this area.
Early Years articles.
Publishing information about books we have referenced (and others that have been recommended to us by you).
Welcome to our set of EYFS activities. We have designed these, in partnership with our Early Years Practitioner Partners, to support you in developing the initial building blocks for mathematical. . . .
An introduction to the newly developed EYFS activities.
In this article, Dr Sue Gifford outlines how we can create positive attitudes and higher achievement in mathematics, starting in the Early Years.
Links to activities tried in EY/Primary PGCE October 22 2013
Follow in the steps of Newton and find the path that the earth follows around the sun.
What if the Earth's shape was a cube or a cone or a pyramid or a saddle ... See some curious worlds here.
Problems used at association conferences - Easter 2006
The Bean family are very particular about beans. At every meal all Beans eat some beans... At their last meal they ate 23 beans altogether. How many beans did Pa Bean eat?
Resources to accompany Charlie's workshops.
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.
Teacher home pages
Use a single sheet of A4 paper and make a cylinder having the greatest possible volume. The cylinder must be closed off by a circle at each end.
Efficient Cutting - April 2010
How efficiently can you pack together disks?
There are three baskets, a brown one, a red one and a pink one, holding a total of 10 eggs. Can you use the information given to find out how many eggs are in each basket?
Eggs In Baskets - October 2010
The Egyptians expressed all fractions as the sum of different unit fractions. Here is a chance to explore how they could have written different fractions.
The ancient Egyptians were said to make right-angled triangles using a rope with twelve equal sections divided by knots. What other triangles could you make if you had a rope like this?
Egyptian Rope - August 2008
Using the 8 dominoes make a square where each of the columns and rows adds up to 8
We are given two factors of a number with eight factors. Can you work out the other factors of the number?
On the graph there are 28 marked points. These points all mark the vertices (corners) of eight hidden squares. Can you find the eight hidden squares?
Place eight queens on an chessboard (an 8 by 8 grid) so that none can capture any of the others.
Two perpendicular lines lie across each other and the end points are joined to form a quadrilateral. Eight ratios are defined, three are given but five need to be found.
What do you see as you watch this video? Can you create a similar video for the number 12?
A disc with a pencil inside it is rolled around the outside and inside of a wire equilateral triangle. What shape is drawn by the pencil?
How do you write a computer program that creates the illusion of stretching elastic bands between pegs of a Geoboard? The answer contains some surprising mathematics.
Explore the relationship between resistance and temperature
Read all about electromagnetism in our interactive article.
Yesterday, at Ulaanbaatar market, a white elephant cost the same amount as 99 wild geese. How many wild geese cost the same amount as a white elephant today?
Replace each letter with a digit to make this addition correct.
Add powers of 3 and powers of 7 and get multiples of 11.
How many pairs of numbers can you find that add up to a multiple of 11? Do you notice anything interesting about your results?
If these elves wear a different outfit every day for as many days as possible, how many days can their fun last?
Here is a pattern for you to experiment with using graph drawing software. Find the equations of the graphs in the pattern.
Find the smallest numbers a, b, and c such that: a^2 = 2b^3 = 3c^5 What can you say about other solutions to this problem?