Counting the days to Maths Week….

Midlands Science is delighted to be delivering a number of events during Maths Week across the Midlands this October 12th-20th. The focus is on creating a more positive outlook towards maths and as part of this year’s celebrations we are running a competition where we will ask people to put on their thinking caps and solve some maths puzzles!

Check out our first two puzzles below and send your answer to to be in with a chance of winning a great prize!

  • One very famous historical problem: If 6 cats kill 6 rats in 6 minutes, how many will be needed to kill 100 rats in 50 minutes? The solution seems obvious but there are lots of ways to think about it!
  • If you have a basin that holds exactly 5l, a basin that holds exactly 3l and an unlimited supply of water, how can you produce exactly 4l of water?