Giant puzzles, curious challenges, probable predictions and amazing maths are all waiting to be explored in this hands-on exhibition.
Untangle yourselves with manacles, test your reaction time and compare to others, measure the distance to the target without a tape measure, build an arch that won’t collapse, make it through a maze, work out the mass of an unknown object and solve a giant cube puzzle.
Each exhibit is Mathamazing and explores concepts such as distance, measurement, statistics, mass, problem solving, length, probability, shapes and more.
Inspire your mathematical curiosity and play with maths in a new and amazing way.
Admission charges apply. Free entry for MyMuseum members.
Things to see and do
- Race balls down two different tracks. Which will win the race?
- Balance building blocks to build an arch that won’t collapse.
- Untangle yourself from a friend when tied up with manacles.
- Lost your tape measure? Work out the distance to a target using other means.
- Test your reaction and compare to others who are similar or different to you. Are their relationships between groups?
- Explore the beauty of fractals in nature.
- Rebound a ball off a parabola-shaped dish. Will you always hit the target?
- Predict where a ball will land using probability.
- Make it through the maze by rolling a rectangular prism puzzle piece.
- Explore logic and binary systems
- Build a giant cube puzzle using only seven pieces.
- Explore circles, hyperbolas, parabolas and ellipses
Discover more with a full description of exhibits for the exhibition Mathamazing.
Learning Resources for Mathamazing
Learning resources highlight the exhibition’s main themes, identifies curriculum links and provides education materials which support pre, during or post a visit to Mathamazing.
Mathamazing. Developed by Questacon – The National Science and Technology Centre, Canberra.