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Maths Activity Trail

Explore maths-related exhibits in our galleries with fun activities and challenges.

This free downloadable image bank showcases the tools, people and challenges behind the development of computers.

Cut out simple shape templates and look through them to find similar shapes in the real world with this free learning activity.

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Mystery tubes

Work out how shoelaces are connected inside a closed tube.

Make a device called a phenakistoscope, which displays a continuously looping animation.


Cipher wheel

Make a cipher wheel of your own with this learning activity, which you can use to encrypt and decrypt messages.

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Bubble Geometry

Make use of geometry in observing the shapes and angles soap bubbles create when they join together.

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Enigma cipher machine

Enigma cipher machines were designed to create complex encrypted messages that were almost impossible to break.

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