Dr Simon Singh, author of the No. 1 bestseller Fermat’s Last Theorem and The Simpsons and Their Mathematical Secrets, has created a set of weekly maths challenges – 60 minutes of interesting, fun and challenging material that goes beyond school maths: mystery and history, activities and oddities, puzzles and problems. So far, we have four sets of challenges designed for students aged 11 to 13, but if you like what we do then there will be more challenges later in the year.
Log in above or sign up below to access your first set of challenges:
Every week, you'll receive a new Parallelogram (a collection of maths challenges). The pilot will run for four weeks, ending on 22 July.
Origin: late 16th century: from French parallélogramme, via late Latin from Greek parallēlogrammon, from parallēlos ‘alongside another’ + grammē ‘line’.
The next Parallelogram (#4) starts at 4pm on Friday 21 July. Meanwhile, you can still submit answers to the previous Parallelograms, or see your scores and the correct solutions.