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Problem of the Week

Norfolk Island Pine

Norfolk Island Pine

This beautiful Norfolk Island pine is an evergreen tree that’s a native to subtropical regions in the South Pacific. What do you estimate to be the ratio of its maximum width to its height? How did you estimate it?

Times Faster

Times Faster

A peregrine falcon can dive at a speed of almost 90 metres per second. The famous sprinter, Usain Bolt, can run at a top speed of about 45 kilometres per hour. How many times faster is a peregrine falcon compared to Usain Bolt? What enables a peregrine falcon to dive so fast?

Car Brand Logos

Car Brand Logos

Do you recognise any of these car brand logos? Which ones have line symmetry but not rotational symmetry? Which ones have rotational symmetry but not line symmetry? Which ones have order 2 rotational symmetry? Which ones have order 3 rotational symmetry?

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