Intergalactic Adventure

Ready for a mathematical space adventure? Complete your Intergalactic Passport Application Form and prepare for a journey to the Planet Turasmara.

Created by Scottish Mathematical Council


An image of a galaxy with red and black colour nuances, and white shining stars.

Are you ready for a mathematical space adventure? Prepare for a journey to the Planet Turasmara!

Turasmara is a distant planet with much intelligent life far, far away in another Galaxy. Turasmara is very proud of its eco-friendly traditions, but all of their supplies are transported by intergalactic spacecraft which uses a lot of fuel. They are looking for some Eco Champions to use their mathematical skills to help lessen the impact on their environment.

Your Mission

Can you solve the six maths challenges, and help Turasmara on their way to a more eco-friendly future?

Download and complete your passport application ready for boarding, then proceed to Challenge 1 below!

Challenge 1

Before you can set off on your mission to a land far, far away you first need to load the cargo deck.

Here is the cargo floor. The coloured pieces are the cargo that you need to try to fit onto the deck. The Company Director has said he will give you a bonus point if no two pieces of cargo of the same colour touch.

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