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    Shape Mice 01
    Shape Mice
    • Age groups
    • 0-4
    • 5-7
    • 8-11

    Celebrate Burns Night with our fun shape activity, in honour of one of Robert Burns' most well known poems, 'To a Mouse'. Cut out shapes of different sizes from coloured paper or card, and arrange them to create mice. What other shapes can you use? How about a pentagon or a hexagon mouse?

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    Maths Makes Art
    • Age groups
    • 0-4
    • 5-7
    • 8-11
    • 12-15
    • 16+

    In a series of four videos, children demonstrate how mathematical principles including symmetry, tessellation and 3D shapes, can be the basis for a huge range of art and craft projects. Cubic chickens, cat portraits, stained glass windows, stencils, a birthday card for your granny…

    The videos are made with children in mind, but are suitable for all ages - try for yourself!

    Created by Anne McNaught and Johanna Hall

  • Activity: Video
    Preview Tenzi
    How to Play Tenzi
    • Age groups
    • 5-7
    • 8-11

    Tenzi is a dice game for two or more players, which is great for number recognition. You will need a set of ten dice per player, with a different colour of dice each. The basic aim of the game is to be the first player to get all of your dice to show the same number.

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    Codebreak
    • Age groups
    • 8-11
    • 12-15
    • 16+

    Test your problem-solving skills and try to crack our secret messages using clues

    Code Break is an interactive web app consisting of three ciphers: Pigpen, Caesar and simple substitution (solved by frequency analysis). Earn stars for each challenge, and learn about code-breaking through the ages by playing our interactive ‘Could you be a code breaker?’

    Created by the Open University

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    Preview Pyramid Addition
    Pyramid Addition
    • Age groups
    • 5-7
    • 8-11
    • 12-15

    Pyramid is a card game for two or more players, to practice addition. For older children, the same game play can also be used for multiplication. To play either version, you will need a standard set of cards with the face cards (Jack, Queen, King) removed.

  • Activity: Video
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    Number Fun with Lego
    • Age groups
    • 0-4
    • 5-7

    Here's a fun wee activity for younger learners, to playfully encourage number recognition: dig out your Lego and get creating! Building with Lego is an opportunity to incorporate a little maths in to your children's play time. How many bricks do they need of each colour? What size of bricks - 2x2 blocks, or 2x4? While they're having fun, they're already learning maths without even realising it.

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    Preview 2 Circles Into Square
    How to turn two circles in to a square
    • Age groups
    • 5-7
    • 8-11
    • 12-15
    • 16+

    It's time for a little geometry magic! Children will love this geometry paper trick - first you can impress them with it, and then they can impress their friends.

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    Activities Preview Intergalactic Adventure
    Intergalactic Adventure
    • Age groups
    • 8-11
    • 12-15

    Are you ready for a mathematical space adventure? Prepare for a journey to the Planet Turasmara. Download and complete your passport application ready for boarding, then solve the six space maths challenges!

    Can you fit all of your cargo into your spaceship? What number sequence will open the spacecraft door? How will you get the creatures of Turasmara safely across the river without them eating each other?

    Created by the Scottish Mathematical Council

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    Pig Dice Game
    • Age groups
    • 5-7
    • 8-11
    • 12-15
    • 16+

    Pig is a dice game for two or more players. All you need to play is one six sided die, some paper and a pen or pencil to keep score. Pig is what's known as a jeopardy game, where you have to decide whether to jeopardise previous points gained by rolling again to gain even more points. As well as practicing basic maths skills counting up your scores, Pig teaches you to think strategically - if you are too greedy and take too many risks, you might lose your points!

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    Cryptography Challenge
    • Age groups
    • 8-11
    • 12-15
    • 16+

    Five exhibits at National Museum of Scotland have been written in code! Can you use your code breaking skills to find out what they are?

    Created by Open University Faculty of STEM

  • Activity: Video
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    Flip 3 Equations Game
    • Age groups
    • 5-7
    • 8-11
    • 12-15

    This is a great card game for practicing simple equations, including addition, subtraction, multiplication and division. All you need is one deck of regular playing cards, with the face cards (Jack, Queen, King) removed.

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    Origami Hexagon
    • Age groups
    • 8-11
    • 12-15
    • 16+

    How to fold an origami hexagon out of a sheet of A4 paper! You could write a letter inside your sheet of paper first, before folding it up.

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    Preview Numerical Doodles
    Numerical Doodles
    • Age groups
    • 5-7
    • 8-11
    • 12-15

    Numerical doodles are a fun way for children to gain more confidence in recognising and naming numbers. Older learners can also still have fun getting creative. Try your hand at recreating our doodles, or create your own - what can you turn each number in to?

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    Triangle Puzzle Brain Teaser
    • Age groups
    • 8-11
    • 12-15
    • 16+

    In this video, we show you how to make a fun geometric brain teaser. You will need a square piece of paper, a ruler, a pencil, and a pair of scissors. Then find a willing volunteer to solve the puzzle. It's not as easy as it looks!

  • Activity: Video
    Preview Lego Symmetry
    Lego Symmetry Puzzles
    • Age groups
    • 0-4
    • 5-7
    • 8-11

    Puzzles are a fun way to learn about symmetry, and you can make your own out of Lego bricks and a base board. For younger kids, use Duplo bricks and simple patterns, for older kids use regular Lego bricks and make the patterns more challenging.

  • Activity: Video
    Preview Maths War
    Maths War Card Game
    • Age groups
    • 5-7
    • 8-11
    • 12-15

    Maths War is a great little game to practice different kinds of maths skills, including number values, place value, addition and multiplication. All you need is one of two packs of regular playing cards, with the face cards (Jack, Queen, King) removed.

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    Preview Tower of Hanoi
    Tower of Hanoi
    • Age groups
    • 8-11
    • 12-15
    • 16+

    Time to get your scissors & paints out to create your own Tower of Hanoi puzzle - and then of course you'll have to solve it! But don't worry, we've included the solutions at the end of the video. You can try it with 3, 4 or 5 discs.

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    Geometric Dot Grid Drawings
    • Age groups
    • 5-7
    • 8-11
    • 12-15

    Pencils at the ready! Using dot grid paper to create pictures, connect adjacent dots vertically, horizontally or diagonally to create geometric drawings.

    If you don't have any dot grid paper, you can download and print off some for free via the link below. Or you can use graph paper and connect the corners of the squares instead.

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    Numberella Interactive Adventure
    • Age groups
    • 5-7
    • 8-11
    • 12-15

    Join Numberella, Ronnie Resist, Miss A Go and The Thief in an exciting interactive adventure that will take you deep into the jungle of the lost world of Meravilium. Use your maths skills to help the adventurers outwit the mysterious talking creatures who guard the great pyramid… and help them discover the secrets that lie inside!

    There are two difficulty levels to choose from, one for the 7-10 age group and one for the 11-14 age group. Everyone who completes the adventure wins a certificate!

  • Activity: Video
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    Code a Dancer with Scratch
    • Age groups
    • 8-11
    • 12-15
    • 16+

    Try your hand at coding and bring a character to life with code in Scratch! Follow along with Claire Quigley from Glasgow Life to try the example below of a “Counting Sheep” to see how it’s done, or watch our video at scienceceilidh.com/codedance and then share your animation!

    Content created by Science Ceilidh