Resources tagged with: Making and testing hypotheses

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Broad Topics > Thinking Mathematically > Making and testing hypotheses

Searching for Mean(ing)

Age 11 to 16
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If you have a large supply of 3kg and 8kg weights, how many of each would you need for the average (mean) of the weights to be 6kg?

Arithmagons

Age 11 to 16
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Can you find the values at the vertices when you know the values on the edges?

In the Bag

Age 11 to 14
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Can you guess the colours of the 10 marbles in the bag? Can you develop an effective strategy for reaching 1000 points in the least number of rounds?

Cuboid Challenge

Age 11 to 16
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What's the largest volume of box you can make from a square of paper?

How Much Can We Spend?

Age 11 to 14
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A country has decided to have just two different coins, 3z and 5z coins. Which totals can be made? Is there a largest total that cannot be made? How do you know?

Where Can We Visit?

Age 11 to 14
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Charlie and Abi put a counter on 42. They wondered if they could visit all the other numbers on their 1-100 board, moving the counter using just these two operations: x2 and -5. What do you think?

Can They Be Equal?

Age 11 to 14
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Can you find rectangles where the value of the area is the same as the value of the perimeter?

Reaction Timer

Age 11 to 14
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This problem offers you two ways to test reactions - use them to investigate your ideas about speeds of reaction.

Understanding Hypotheses

Age 14 to 18

This article explores the process of making and testing hypotheses.

Charlie's Delightful Machine

Age 11 to 16
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Here is a machine with four coloured lights. Can you develop a strategy to work out the rules controlling each light?

Poly Plug Rectangles

Age 5 to 14
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The computer has made a rectangle and will tell you the number of spots it uses in total. Can you find out where the rectangle is?

Four Coloured Lights

Age 11 to 14
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Imagine a machine with four coloured lights which respond to different rules. Can you find the smallest possible number which will make all four colours light up?

Ishango Bone

Age 7 to 18
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Can you decode the mysterious markings on this ancient bone tool?

Babylon Numbers

Age 11 to 18
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Can you make a hypothesis to explain these ancient numbers?

Observing the Sun and the Moon

Age 7 to 14
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How does the time of dawn and dusk vary? What about the Moon, how does that change from night to night? Is the Sun always the same? Gather data to help you explore these questions.

Troublesome Triangles

Age 7 to 14
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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. . . .