Time and Measurement - May 2008, All Stages

Problems

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Snap

Age 5 to 7 Challenge Level:

Try this version of Snap with a friend - do you know the order of the days of the week?

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Stop the Clock

Age 5 to 7 Challenge Level:

This is a game for two players. Can you find out how to be the first to get to 12 o'clock?

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Weighing Fruit

Age 7 to 11 Challenge Level:

Can you use this information to estimate how much the different fruit selections weigh in kilos and pounds?

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Lengthy Journeys

Age 7 to 11 Challenge Level:

Investigate the different distances of these car journeys and find out how long they take.

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At the Pumps

Age 7 to 11 Challenge Level:

How will you find out how much a tank of petrol costs?

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Oh! Harry!

Age 7 to 11 Challenge Level:

A group of children are using measuring cylinders but they lose the labels. Can you help relabel them?

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A Day with Grandpa

Age 7 to 11 Challenge Level:

Grandpa was measuring a rug using yards, feet and inches. Can you help William to work out its area?

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Thousands and Millions

Age 11 to 14 Challenge Level:

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

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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.

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Zin Obelisk

Age 11 to 14 Challenge Level:

In the ancient city of Atlantis a solid rectangular object called a Zin was built in honour of the goddess Tina. Your task is to determine on which day of the week the obelisk was completed.

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Round and Round a Circle

Age 14 to 16 Challenge Level:

Can you explain what is happening and account for the values being displayed?

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An Average Average Speed

Age 14 to 16 Challenge Level:

My average speed for a journey was 50 mph, my return average speed of 70 mph. Why wasn't my average speed for the round trip 60mph ?

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Trigonometric Protractor

Age 14 to 16 Challenge Level:

An environment that simulates a protractor carrying a right- angled triangle of unit hypotenuse.

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Jumping Gerbils

Age 14 to 16 Challenge Level:

A conveyor belt, with tins placed at regular intervals, is moving at a steady rate towards a labelling machine. A gerbil starts from the beginning of the belt and jumps from tin to tin.

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Swimmers

Age 14 to 16 Challenge Level:

Swimmers in opposite directions cross at 20m and at 30m from each end of a swimming pool. How long is the pool ?

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Cannon Balls

Age 16 to 18 Short Challenge Level:

How high will a ball taking a million seconds to fall travel?

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Universal Time, Mass, Length

Age 16 to 18 Short Challenge Level:

Can you work out the natural time scale for the universe?

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Dam Busters 1

Age 16 to 18 Challenge Level:

At what positions and speeds can the bomb be dropped to destroy the dam?

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Escape from Planet Earth

Age 16 to 18 Challenge Level:

How fast would you have to throw a ball upwards so that it would never land?

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Dam Busters 2

Age 16 to 18 Challenge Level:

Can you work out which of the equations models a bouncing bomb? Will you be able to hit the target?

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Earth Orbit

Age 16 to 18 Challenge Level:

Follow in the steps of Newton and find the path that the earth follows around the sun.