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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
    Medicine muddle - Encoding and Binary

    Medicine muddle - Encoding and Binary

    Given four bottles with indistinguishable liquid, one of which is a vital medicine, two containers and a test that can be done only once, how can you determine which of the the bottles contain the medicine?

    • 5 min
    • video
    Dim Sum - Coding efficiency

    Dim Sum - Coding efficiency

    In a restaurant where you can order tasting plates of 10 items, what is the smallest number of plates you can order to identify all 10 items on a menu?

    • 9 min
    • video
    Fix the Hotel Rooms - Topology

    Fix the Hotel Rooms - Topology

    By drawing on a piece of paper, can you connect three houses to three utilities (gas, electricity, water) without any of the lines crossing?

    • 5 min
    • video
    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
    • video
    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
    • video
    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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