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The Best Card Trick?

Age 11 to 16
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Time for a little mathemagic! Choose any five cards from a pack and show four of them to your partner. How can they work out the fifth?

Strike it Out

Age 5 to 11
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Use your addition and subtraction skills, combined with some strategic thinking, to beat your partner at this game.

Strike it Out for Two

Age 5 to 11
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Strike it Out game for an adult and child. Can you stop your partner from being able to go?

Totality

Age 5 to 11
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This is an adding game for two players. Can you be the first to reach the target?

Subtraction Surprise

Age 7 to 14
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Try out some calculations. Are you surprised by the results?

Rhombuses from Diagonals

Age 11 to 16

Take a look at the video showing rhombuses and their diagonals...

Always a Multiple?

Age 11 to 14
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Think of a two digit number, reverse the digits, and add the numbers together. Something special happens...

Take Three from Five

Age 11 to 16
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Caroline and James pick sets of five numbers. Charlie chooses three of them that add together to make a multiple of three. Can they stop him?

Take One Example

Age 5 to 11

This article introduces the idea of generic proof for younger children and illustrates how one example can offer a proof of a general result through unpacking its underlying structure.

Bundles of Cubes

Age 7 to 11
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Watch this animation. What do you notice? What happens when you try more or fewer cubes in a bundle?

Shopping Basket

Age 11 to 16
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The items in the shopping basket add and multiply to give the same amount. What could their prices be?

That Number Square!

Age 5 to 11
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Exploring the structure of a number square: how quickly can you put the number tiles in the right place on the grid?

Up, Down, Flying Around

Age 11 to 14
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Play this game to learn about adding and subtracting positive and negative numbers

Helicopters

Age 7 to 16
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Design and test a paper helicopter. What is the best design?

Strange Bank Account

Age 11 to 14
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Imagine a very strange bank account where you are only allowed to do two things...

Roll over the Dice

Age 7 to 11
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Watch this video to see how to roll the dice. Now it's your turn! What do you notice about the dice numbers you have recorded?

Sociable Cards

Age 11 to 14
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Move your counters through this snake of cards and see how far you can go. Are you surprised by where you end up?

Surprising Split

Age 7 to 11
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Does this 'trick' for calculating multiples of 11 always work? Why or why not?

Truth or Lie

Age 7 to 11
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Take a look at the video of this trick. Can you perform it yourself? Why is this maths and not magic?

Frogs

Age 11 to 14
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How many moves does it take to swap over some red and blue frogs? Do you have a method?

Seven Squares - Group-worthy Task

Age 11 to 14
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Choose a couple of the sequences. Try to picture how to make the next, and the next, and the next... Can you describe your reasoning?

Drawing Squares

Age 11 to 16

Take a look at the video showing squares drawn on dotty grids...

Method in Multiplying Madness?

Age 7 to 14
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Watch our videos of multiplication methods that you may not have met before. Can you make sense of them?

Drawing Rhombuses

Age 11 to 16

Take a look at the video showing rhombuses drawn on dotty grids...

Introductory Video

Age 11 to 16

An introductory video to the Probability and Evidence collection

Squares from Diagonals

Age 11 to 16

Take a look at the video showing squares and their diagonals...

Areas on a Grid

Age 11 to 16

Take a look at the video showing areas of different shapes on dotty grids...

Summing Consecutive Numbers

Age 11 to 14
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15 = 7 + 8 and 10 = 1 + 2 + 3 + 4. Can you say which numbers can be expressed as the sum of two or more consecutive integers?

ACE, TWO, THREE...

Age 11 to 14
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Can you picture how to order the cards to reproduce Charlie's card trick for yourself?

Twisting and Turning

Age 11 to 14
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Take a look at the video and try to find a sequence of moves that will untangle the ropes.

Dotty Six for Two

Age 5 to 11
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Dotty Six game for an adult and child. Will you be the first to have three sixes in a straight line?

Pouring Problem

Age 7 to 11
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What do you think is going to happen in this video clip? Are you surprised?

Perimeter Possibilities

Age 11 to 14
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I'm thinking of a rectangle with an area of 24. What could its perimeter be?

Tumbling Down

Age 7 to 11
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Watch this animation. What do you see? Can you explain why this happens?

Seven Squares

Age 11 to 14
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Watch these videos to see how Phoebe, Alice and Luke chose to draw 7 squares. How would they draw 100?

Tasks Promoting Inquiry

Age 11 to 18
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Video for teachers of a talk given by Dan Meyer in Cambridge in March 2013.

Bryony's Triangle

Age 7 to 11
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Watch the video to see how to fold a square of paper to create a flower. What fraction of the piece of paper is the small triangle?

James's Code Challenge

Age 7 to 18
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The Enigma Project's James Grime has created a video code challenge. Watch it here!

Drawing Celtic Knots

Age 11 to 14
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Here is a chance to create some Celtic knots and explore the mathematics behind them.

Amazing Card Trick

Age 11 to 14
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How is it possible to predict the card?

Dotty Six

Age 5 to 11
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Dotty Six is a simple dice game that you can adapt in many ways.

Counting Cards

Age 7 to 11
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A magician took a suit of thirteen cards and held them in his hand face down. Every card he revealed had the same value as the one he had just finished spelling. How did this work?

Turning Granny

Age 7 to 11
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A brief video looking at how you can sometimes use symmetry to distinguish knots. Can you use this idea to investigate the differences between the granny knot and the reef knot?

Turning the Place Over

Age 11 to 18
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As part of Liverpool08 European Capital of Culture there were a huge number of events and displays. One of the art installations was called "Turning the Place Over". Can you find our how it works?

Kingsfield School - Building on Rich Starting Points

Age 5 to 18

Alf and Tracy explain how the Kingsfield School maths department use common tasks to encourage all students to think mathematically about key areas in the curriculum.

Air Nets

Age 7 to 18
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Can you visualise whether these nets fold up into 3D shapes? Watch the videos each time to see if you were correct.

Modular Origami Polyhedra

Age 7 to 16
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These models have appeared around the Centre for Mathematical Sciences. Perhaps you would like to try to make some similar models of your own.

Introduction to Number Plumber

Age 7 to 18
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Video showing how to use the Number Plumber

Constructing Triangles

Age 11 to 14
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Generate three random numbers to determine the side lengths of a triangle. What triangles can you draw?

How Risky Is My Diet?

Age 11 to 16
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Newspapers said that eating a bacon sandwich every day raises the risk of bowel cancer by 20%. Should you be concerned?