For a start: how many small tetrahedra, like the blue model shown, were used to make the 6.5 metre high red balloon model shown below.
The smallest tetrahedron (Stage 0), the blue model, is made from 6 balloons, each […]
Using 3 rods of lengths from 1 to 10 units, and not using any rod more than once, you can measure all the lengths in whole units from 1 to 10 units.
For example with rods of lengths 3, 4, and 9 the measurements are:
4 – 3 = 1; 9 – 4 […]
Make 1 metre length sticks using newspaper.
Tightly roll 8 large sheets of newspaper, 4 and 4 placed as in the photograph, so that the length of the stick when the paper is […]
If the can’s diameter is 6 cm what is the can’s height?
Suppose the can’s height is 10 cm, what does the diameter have to be?
Which of these two cans uses the least aluminium?
If you could choose any diameter which dimensions for the can […]
You can mix the paints to produce different shades of pink. Explain how to find the ratio of […]
Try a few of these:
Do human beings live for as long as a million hours?
If you have been alive for a million seconds, how many birthdays have you had?
What year was it one billion minutes ago?
How long would it take to count to a million […]
Suppose another fence is built exactly one metre longer so the path between the two fences is the same width along the edges of the field. How wide would this path be?
Could a farmer drive […]
Suppose another fence is built exactly one metre longer so the path between the two fences is the same width all the way round including at the corners of the field.
How wide would this path be?
Would a mouse be able to run along it? […]
A wire belt is tied tightly around the Earth at the equator. Suppose the belt is made exactly one metre longer and held around the Earth at the equator so that it is the same distance away from the Earth everywhere. Would a mouse be able to crawl under the new belt? How do […]