Which times on a digital clock have a line of symmetry? Which look
the same upside-down? You might like to try this investigation and
This investigation explores using different shapes as the hands of
the clock. What things occur as the the hands move.
Do you know the rhyme about ten green bottles hanging on a wall? If
the first bottle fell at ten past five and the others fell down at
5 minute intervals, what time would the last bottle fall down?
Frank and Gabriel competed in a 200m race. Gabriel finished in half a minute and Frank finished in one hundredth of an hour. Who won the race and by how many seconds?
If you liked this problem, here is an NRICH task which challenges you to use similar mathematical ideas.
This problem is taken from the UKMT Mathematical Challenges.View the archive of all weekly problems grouped by curriculum topic