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What are your chances of winning the lottery?

By Matthew Allen People often say that you’re more likely to get struck by lightning than win the lottery, but is it true? If so, it makes you wonder: what other unlikely events are more likely to happen to you than

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How many sweets in the Jar – using maths!

By Matthew Allen We’ve all been to a fair or fete and played the game ‘Guess how many sweets in the jar’. Maybe your technique is to try to count as many as you can see or perhaps you’re just a wild

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What makes the perfect Christmas song?

By Matthew Allen Every year, we listen to the same classic Christmas songs. ‘All I want for Christmas is you’, ‘White Christmas’, ‘Fairytale of New York’… the list goes on. But how many of the songs that you listen to around

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“I’m Not a Scientist!” – Kitchen Activity 1: Edible Play Dough

By Farhin Begum Hello Friends! I am back with a whole new blog series and we will be looking at kitchen science! We will use different ingredients that you may have lying around in the kitchen and transform them into

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The Great Popeye Spinach Decimal Point Myth

By Gaz Smith I have an interesting job, which occasionally takes me along unforeseen paths. Let me explain (warning – if you have no knowledge of Popeye and his super-strength inducing spinach-scoffing habit then the following will mean little): recently

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Tangled in Mathematics?

By Leanne Gunn If you are yet to see Disney’s 2010 animated movie Tangled then you are really missing out! It is a good old fashioned fairy tale full of charming characters, frightful villains, catchy songs and frying pans… Loosely based

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The Monty Hall Problem

By Becca Smithers In 1963 a game show called “Let’s Make a Deal” surfaced in America, and was hosted by a man called Monty Hall. One of the sections of the show has caused endless mathematical debate due to it’s

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Top 12 facts you about…errr 12!

Today it’s 12/12/12! So, to celebrate this little trinket, we’ve extended our usual top ten blog to twelve little factoids to make your day.   1.The word twelve is the largest number with a single syllable in the English language.

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