Challenge 20: Origami Challenge

The next challenge in our 50 Challenges for 50 Years Anniversary Challenge Book series is on a much-loved favourite of many of our members - Origami! Did you know that an ancient Japanese legend promises that anyone who folds 1,000 origami cranes will be granted a wish by the gods!   Challenge 20: Origami Challenge Can [...]

2017-07-26T15:41:40+00:00 August 7th, 2017|Categories: Challenges|Tags: , , |

Challenge 19: Keeping Secrets!

Natasha Riley and Thomas Briggs of the Bletchley Park Trust kindly provided next challenge in our 50 Challenges for 50 Years Anniversary Challenge Book series. They work in the education office at Bletchley Park, have both been classroom teachers  and now bring STEM excitement into schools with a real enigma machine. Check out our event there [...]

2017-07-26T15:37:11+00:00 August 4th, 2017|Categories: Challenges|Tags: , , |

Challenge 18: Around the World in 50 Days

The next challenge in our 50 Challenges for 50 Years Anniversary Challenge Book series was devised by Zuleika Gilby, Potential Plus UK's Events Coordinator. She says, "There are so many wonderful places to travel to. Here I am when I visited Italy. Where will you choose to go?"   Challenge 18: Around the World in 50 [...]

2017-07-26T15:22:03+00:00 July 31st, 2017|Categories: Challenges|Tags: , , |

Challenge 17: Prisoners in the Sand

Adrian Harbour offers two traditional puzzles for our 50 Challenges for 50 Years Anniversary Challenge Book series. Adrian was a child with high learning potential and would like children to know that it's ok to be different and that things can be good in the end.   Challenge 17: Prisoners in the Sand The first of [...]

2017-07-27T13:05:43+00:00 July 28th, 2017|Categories: Challenges|Tags: , , |

Challenges 15 & 16: Mythical Mazes and Ruling the World

The next challenges in our 50 Challenges for 50 Years Anniversary Challenge Book are A-maze-ing! The first one comes from Christopher Berg of Amazeing Art, a website that promotes both structured and creative thinking through the complex maze puzzles available there. They're even used in Ben & Jerry's commercials! The second puzzle gets you thinking about [...]

2017-07-22T15:20:37+00:00 July 24th, 2017|Categories: Challenges|Tags: , , |

Challenge 13: The Diffy Square Challenge

Rob Eastaway challenges you with Diffy Squares in the next installment in our 50 Challenges for 50 Years Anniversary Challenge Book. Rob is an author and speaker, well known for his work making maths accessible to children and parents. His bestselling books include Maths on the Go: 101 Ways to Play with Maths and Why Do [...]

2017-07-13T16:27:05+00:00 July 17th, 2017|Categories: Challenges, Mathematics|Tags: , , , |

Challenges 11 & 12: Rethinking An Everyday Task

Fixperts is to thank for the next challenge in our 50 Challenges for 50 Years Anniversary Challenge Book series. Some of you may remember Fixperts from the workshop they did at our last BIG Family Weekend. It is a creative social campaign and design education programme that connects people through the act of 'fixing'. Fixperts believes that [...]

2017-07-13T15:52:51+00:00 July 14th, 2017|Categories: Challenges|Tags: , , |

Challenge 10: Can You Solve It?

The next challenge in our 50 Challenges for 50 Years Anniversary Challenge Book series is set by Alex Bellos who writes a maths blog and a puzzle blog for the Guardian and frequently speaks on maths at conferences, festivals, in schools and in companies. His maths blog won the prize for Best Science Blog 2016 awarded by [...]

2017-07-13T16:38:48+00:00 July 10th, 2017|Categories: Challenges, Mathematics|Tags: , , , |

Challenge 9: Exploring the Mariana Trench

The next challenge in our 50 Challenges for 50 Years Anniversary Challenge Book series comes from Kirsty Bertenshaw, founder and director of STEMtastic which aims to initiate and integrate STEM into the curriculum and also runs Science holiday clubs in Coventry and parties throughout the West Midlands and Warwickshire.   Challenge 9: Exploring the Mariana Trench [...]

2017-07-09T18:04:39+00:00 July 7th, 2017|Categories: Challenges|Tags: , , |

Challenge 8: Pattern Poem

Lydia Andal, author of Am I Autistic? provides the next challenge in our 50 Challenges for 50 Years Anniversary Challenge Book series. Lydia an autistic British Journalist/Author and Advocate who works to promote a more balanced view of autism. She is founder and director of New Idealist Publishing.     Challenge 8: Pattern Poem Lydia's challenge dares you [...]

2017-07-26T16:40:17+00:00 July 3rd, 2017|Categories: Challenges|Tags: , , , , |
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