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A key mathematical skill is reasoning – making deductions based on logical analysis of available information.

This activity, which involves trying to work out how shoelaces are connected inside a closed tube, provides a fun way to practice and think about logical reasoning.

Photo of a toilet roll with shoelaces poking out of it and purple arrows next to the laces pointing away from the tube.

Curriculum links

Downloadable resources

SMG Learning Activities – Mystery Tubes (PDF Document)

 


 

Developed with the support of the Science Museum Group Academy’s Major Partner, MathWorks.