## Designing a Soma Cube

This week’s puzzle is a simplification of the problem that Piet Hein devised and solved some 85 or so years ago* The challenge is to see how many different solids we can create by adding…

## Weekly Challenge

We’ve started our weekly challenge a little earlier than usual to help get children back into maths with an exploratory frame of mind! Let us know how it goes!

## The Max Box Challenge

Folding paper is well known to be a great way to develop ideas in maths. Here’s a classic challenge to help develop ideas to do with volume and surface area as well as nets of…

## Coins in the Squares

This activity involves guessing whether coins will fall entirely within squares in a grid of squares. Basically the idea is to throw 10 coins onto a sheet of paper. When you do this, some will…

## Playing SET with Furbles

Furbles are an amazing way to get into the idea of data handling. Furbles make the idea of properties of a set much clearer by the fact that there are only 3 properties that you…

## Sorting Data

We sort all kinds of data into categories. This is a large part of the impact on computer science on our lives – the ability for a computer to sort large amounts of data extremely…

## The Polyomino Jigsaw Puzzle Competition

The results of our Polyomino competition are out! We had some wonderful entries, some of which you’ll see here. Of course, we could not have every entry win or even the majority of entries so…

## Lowest Unique Number Ballot

This week’s challenge doesn’t seem to be a challenge at all. All you have to do is put your name and number on a piece of paper and wait to see the results. We tried…

## The Bottle Flip Experiment

The bottle flip needs little introduction to any parent who has primary aged children. It has been around for a couple of years and seems to still be going strong. Here’s a video that should…