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June 2014

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Two new cameos this month.
The Task Cameo Content Finder has been updated to include these tasks.

• Reverse is easy to state and easy to start. It is about five numbered counters arranged in a line from 1 to 5 with a blank space to the left of number 1. Counters can slide one space in either direction, if there is an empty space, or jump over one counter in either direction, if there is an empty space to land in. The challenge is to reverse the order and still have the blank at the left end.
• Coloured Cubes The challenge is to line up, or make a tower of, four differently coloured cubes so that the four different colours appear on each side of the tower. In recent mathematics history, professional mathematicians have worked on this problem, which confirms that a mathematician's work begins with an interesting problem. In this case it is a problem that is easy for students to understand and start. However, it is not easy to solve and it is perfectly all right to leave the problem without completing it. It can always be revisited.

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Keep smiling,
Doug.

• Did you miss the Previous News?
If so you missed information about:
1. WLAM at Pymble Ladies' College: Part 1
2. Fractions in a Fraction of the Time
3. What Can We Do With These Poly Plug?
4. New on Cube Tube