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Great object hunt: Mathematics

Follow your curiosity and work together to complete challenges while discovering objects in the galleries of the Science Museum, London.

This activity is designed to spark discussion about how mathematics has made a difference to our lives.

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Learning outcomes

  • Make links between museum objects, curriculum science and everyday life.
  • Recognise the relevance and applications of science in our everyday lives.
  • Use observation, curiosity and communication skills.

Downloadable resources

SMG Great Object Hunt – Maths (PDF Document)

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