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Tom Learns to Cook

Age 7 to 11 Challenge Level:

If Tom wants to learn to cook his favourite supper, he needs to make a schedule so that everything is ready at the same time.

Clocks

Age 7 to 11 Challenge Level:

These clocks have been reflected in a mirror. What times do they say?

Train Timetable

Age 7 to 11 Challenge Level:

Use the information to work out the timetable for the three trains travelling between City station and Farmland station.

Two Clocks

Age 7 to 11 Challenge Level:

These clocks have only one hand, but can you work out what time they are showing from the information?

The New Millennium: When Did it Begin?

Age 7 to 11

Not everybody agreed that the Third Millennium actually began on January 1st 2000. Find out why by reading this brief article.

Slow Coach

Age 7 to 11 Challenge Level:

How many of this company's coaches travelling in the opposite direction does the 10 am coach from Alphaton pass before reaching Betaville?

Take the Right Angle

Age 7 to 11 Challenge Level:

How many times in twelve hours do the hands of a clock form a right angle? Use the interactivity to check your answers.

The Hare and the Tortoise

Age 7 to 11 Challenge Level:

In this version of the story of the hare and the tortoise, the race is 10 kilometres long. Can you work out how long the hare sleeps for using the information given?

A Flying Holiday

Age 7 to 11 Short Challenge Level:

Follow the journey taken by this bird and let us know for how long and in what direction it must fly to return to its starting point.

A Calendar Question

Age 7 to 11 Challenge Level:

July 1st 2001 was on a Sunday. July 1st 2002 was on a Monday. When did July 1st fall on a Monday again?

Bike Ride

Age 7 to 11 Challenge Level:

Nirmala and Riki live 9 kilometres away from the nearest market. They both want to arrive at the market at exactly noon. What time should each of them start riding their bikes?

Sweeping Hands

Age 7 to 11 Challenge Level:

Use your knowledge of angles to work out how many degrees the hour and minute hands of a clock travel through in different amounts of time.

Being Resilient - Primary Measures

Age 5 to 11 Challenge Level:

Measure problems at primary level that may require resilience.

Being Resourceful - Primary Measures

Age 5 to 11 Challenge Level:

Measure problems at primary level that require careful consideration.

Watch the Clock

Age 7 to 11 Challenge Level:

During the third hour after midnight the hands on a clock point in the same direction (so one hand is over the top of the other). At what time, to the nearest second, does this happen?

A History of Astronomy

Age 7 to 11

Astronomy grew out of problems that the early civilisations had. They needed to solve problems relating to time and distance - both mathematical topics.

Being Collaborative - Primary Measures

Age 5 to 11 Challenge Level:

Measure problems for primary learners to work on with others.

Being Curious - Primary Measures

Age 5 to 11 Challenge Level:

Measure problems for inquiring primary learners.

Timing

Age 7 to 11 Short Challenge Level:

These two challenges will test your time-keeping!

The Time Is ...

Age 7 to 11 Challenge Level:

Can you put these mixed-up times in order? You could arrange them in a circle.

What Is the Time?

Age 5 to 11 Challenge Level:

Can you put these times on the clocks in order? You might like to arrange them in a circle.

In Order

Age 7 to 11 Challenge Level:

Can you rank these quantities in order? You may need to find out extra information or perform some experiments to justify your rankings.

Working with Dinosaurs

Age 7 to 11

This article for teachers suggests ways in which dinosaurs can be a great context for discussing measurement.

Ten Green Bottles

Age 7 to 11 Challenge Level:

Do you know the rhyme about ten green bottles hanging on a wall? If the first bottle fell at ten past five and the others fell down at 5 minute intervals, what time would the last bottle fall down?

Now and Then

Age 7 to 11 Challenge Level:

Look at the changes in results on some of the athletics track events at the Olympic Games in 1908 and 1948. Compare the results for 2012.

Home Time

Age 7 to 11 Challenge Level:

Alice's mum needs to go to each child's house just once and then back home again. How many different routes are there? Use the information to find out how long each road is on the route she took.

Practice Run

Age 7 to 11 Challenge Level:

Chandrika was practising a long distance run. Can you work out how long the race was from the information?

Place Your Orders

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?

Order, Order!

Age 5 to 11 Challenge Level:

Can you place these quantities in order from smallest to largest?

N Is a Number

Age 11 to 14 Challenge Level:

N people visit their friends staying N kilometres along the coast. Some walk along the cliff path at N km an hour, the rest go by car. How long is the road?

Digital Times

Age 11 to 14 Challenge Level:

Which segment on a digital clock is lit most each day? Which segment is lit least? Does it make any difference if it is set to 12 hours or 24 hours?

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.

Thousands and Millions

Age 11 to 14 Challenge Level:

Here's a chance to work with large numbers...

Millennium Man

Age 7 to 11 Challenge Level:

Liitle Millennium Man was born on Saturday 1st January 2000 and he will retire on the first Saturday 1st January that occurs after his 60th birthday. How old will he be when he retires?

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.

Speedy Sidney

Age 11 to 14 Challenge Level:

Two trains set off at the same time from each end of a single straight railway line. A very fast bee starts off in front of the first train and flies continuously back and forth between the. . . .

Paradoxes

Age 7 to 14

A paradox is a statement that seems to be both untrue and true at the same time. This article looks at a few examples and challenges you to investigate them for yourself.

Friday 13th

Age 11 to 14 Challenge Level:

Can you explain why every year must contain at least one Friday the thirteenth?

Walk and Ride

Age 7 to 14 Challenge Level:

How far have these students walked by the time the teacher's car reaches them after their bus broke down?

Rule of Three

Age 11 to 14 Challenge Level:

If it takes four men one day to build a wall, how long does it take 60,000 men to build a similar wall?

Clock Hands

Age 7 to 11 Challenge Level:

This investigation explores using different shapes as the hands of the clock. What things occur as the the hands move.

Crossing the Atlantic

Age 11 to 14 Challenge Level:

Every day at noon a boat leaves Le Havre for New York while another boat leaves New York for Le Havre. The ocean crossing takes seven days. How many boats will each boat cross during their journey?

2010: A Year of Investigations

Age 5 to 14

This article for teachers suggests ideas for activities built around 10 and 2010.

Time and Tide

Age 5 to 14 Challenge Level:

What can you say about when these pictures were taken?

Decimal Time

Age 11 to 14 Challenge Level:

Use the clocks to investigate French decimal time in this problem. Can you see how this time system worked?

5 on the Clock

Age 7 to 11 Challenge Level:

On a digital clock showing 24 hour time, over a whole day, how many times does a 5 appear? Is it the same number for a 12 hour clock over a whole day?

Times

Age 7 to 11 Challenge Level:

Which times on a digital clock have a line of symmetry? Which look the same upside-down? You might like to try this investigation and find out!

John's Train Is on Time

Age 11 to 14 Challenge Level:

A train leaves on time. After it has gone 8 miles (at 33mph) the driver looks at his watch and sees that the hour hand is exactly over the minute hand. When did the train leave the station?

Calendars

Age 5 to 14

Calendars were one of the earliest calculating devices developed by civilizations. Find out about the Mayan calendar in this article.

On Time?

Age 5 to 14

This article explains how Greenwich Mean Time was established and in fact, why Greenwich in London was chosen as the standard.