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Journey with the Mathemagicians as they encounter a number of problems on their travels and use mathematics to find solutions.
The series of short videos is suitable for secondary school teachers, introducing various maths principles to students in an engaging way.

A Mathematician's Holiday Oxford University

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Journey with the Mathemagicians as they encounter a number of problems on their travels and use mathematics to find solutions.
The series of short videos is suitable for secondary school teachers, introducing various maths principles to students in an engaging way.

    • video
    Planning the tour - Abstraction and Graph Theory

    Planning the tour - Abstraction and Graph Theory

    How do you construct a tour travelling between a number of different cities, but never using the same transport method between two cities more than once?

    • 7 min
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    Airport security - Trilinear Coordinates

    Airport security - Trilinear Coordinates

    How do we measure out 100ml of a liquid using only containers taking quantities of 75ml, 125ml and 200ml?

    • 23 min
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    Late for the plane - Abstraction and Optimisation

    Late for the plane - Abstraction and Optimisation

    What is the quickest route between two points, if you can only cross the runways at a perpendicular?

    • 7 min
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    Bags mix-up- Logic and Decision Trees

    Bags mix-up- Logic and Decision Trees

    Three bags contain 2 t-shirts or 2 hoodies or 1 hoodie and 1 t-shirt, and none are labelled correctly. Can you tell which back belongs to whom by only taking one (random) item from one bag?

    • 7 min
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    Hotel fire - Optimisation

    Hotel fire - Optimisation

    What is the quickest route to get from where you are standing, collect some water from a river and get to the hotel?

    • 9 min
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    The Tiny Lift - Graphs

    The Tiny Lift - Graphs

    How can you get three people to the upper floor of the hotel if two of them can never be left alone?

    • 12 min

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