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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?

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?

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?

David and Goliath

Age 14 to 18 Challenge Level:

Does weight confer an advantage to shot putters?

Bent Out of Shape

Age 14 to 18 Challenge Level:

An introduction to bond angle geometry.

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.

Making Moiré Patterns

Age 11 to 18 Challenge Level:

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

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 10: Count up - Count Down

Age 11 to 18 Challenge Level:

What happens when a procedure calls itself?

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 1: Square Five

Age 7 to 16 Challenge Level:

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

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.

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.

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.

Plaiting and Braiding

Age 7 to 14

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

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 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 3: Repeat REPEAT

Age 7 to 16 Challenge Level:

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

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 5: Pen Up, Pen Down

Age 7 to 16 Challenge Level:

Learn about Pen Up and Pen Down in Logo

STEM Clubs

Age 7 to 14

Details of our activities deigned for STEM clubs.

Temperature

Age 11 to 14 Challenge Level:

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

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?

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?

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.

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. . . .

Helicopters

Age 7 to 16 Challenge Level:

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

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?