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Month Mania

Stage: 1 and 2 Challenge Level: Challenge Level:2 Challenge Level:2

Can you design a new shape for the twenty-eight squares and arrange the numbers in a logical way? What patterns do you notice?

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Sept03 Sept03 Sept03

Stage: 2 Challenge Level: Challenge Level:2 Challenge Level:2

This number has 903 digits. What is the sum of all 903 digits?

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Sorting the Numbers

Stage: 1 and 2 Challenge Level: Challenge Level:1

Complete these two jigsaws then put one on top of the other. What happens when you add the 'touching' numbers? What happens when you change the position of the jigsaws?

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All Seated

Stage: 2 Challenge Level: Challenge Level:2 Challenge Level:2

Look carefully at the numbers. What do you notice? Can you make another square using the numbers 1 to 16, that displays the same properties?

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It's All about 64

Stage: 2 Challenge Level: Challenge Level:1

Write the numbers up to 64 in an interesting way so that the shape they make at the end is interesting, different, more exciting ... than just a square.

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Caterpillars

Stage: 1 Challenge Level: Challenge Level:2 Challenge Level:2

These caterpillars have 16 parts. What different shapes do they make if each part lies in the small squares of a 4 by 4 square?

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Stairs

Stage: 1 and 2 Challenge Level: Challenge Level:1

This challenge is to design different step arrangements, which must go along a distance of 6 on the steps and must end up at 6 high.

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Magazines

Stage: 2 Challenge Level: Challenge Level:2 Challenge Level:2

Let's suppose that you are going to have a magazine which has 16 pages of A5 size. Can you find some different ways to make these pages? Investigate the pattern for each if you number the pages.

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Little Squares

Stage: 1 Challenge Level: Challenge Level:1

Look at the squares in this problem. What does the next square look like? I draw a square with 81 little squares inside it. How long and how wide is my square?

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Taking a Die for a Walk

Stage: 1 and 2 Challenge Level: Challenge Level:2 Challenge Level:2

Investigate the numbers that come up on a die as you roll it in the direction of north, south, east and west, without going over the path it's already made.

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Tables Without Tens

Stage: 2 Challenge Level: Challenge Level:1

Investigate and explain the patterns that you see from recording just the units digits of numbers in the times tables.

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Shedding Some Light

Stage: 2 Challenge Level: Challenge Level:1

Make an estimate of how many light fittings you can see. Was your estimate a good one? How can you decide?

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Rods and Rods

Stage: 2 Challenge Level: Challenge Level:2 Challenge Level:2

Using only the red and white rods, how many different ways are there to make up the other colours of rod?

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Unlocking the Case

Stage: 2 Challenge Level: Challenge Level:1

A case is found with a combination lock. There is one clue about the number needed to open the case. Can you find the number and open the case?

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Birds in the Garden

Stage: 1 and 2 Challenge Level: Challenge Level:1

This activity asks you to collect information about the birds you see in the garden. Are there patterns in the data or do the birds seem to visit randomly?

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Can You Find a Perfect Number?

Stage: 2 and 3

Can you find any perfect numbers? Read this article to find out more...

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Taking Steps

Stage: 2 Challenge Level: Challenge Level:1

In each of the pictures the invitation is for you to: Count what you see. Identify how you think the pattern would continue.

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The Numbers Give the Design

Stage: 2 Challenge Level: Challenge Level:1

Make new patterns from simple turning instructions. You can have a go using pencil and paper or with a floor robot.

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Transformation Tease

Stage: 2 Challenge Level: Challenge Level:3 Challenge Level:3 Challenge Level:3

What are the coordinates of this shape after it has been transformed in the ways described? Compare these with the original coordinates. What do you notice about the numbers?

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Domino Sets

Stage: 2 Challenge Level: Challenge Level:1

How do you know if your set of dominoes is complete?

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Investigating Pascal's Triangle

Stage: 2 and 3 Challenge Level: Challenge Level:2 Challenge Level:2

In this investigation, we look at Pascal's Triangle in a slightly different way - rotated and with the top line of ones taken off.

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Pattern Power

Stage: 1, 2 and 3

Mathematics is the study of patterns. Studying pattern is an opportunity to observe, hypothesise, experiment, discover and create.

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Counter Ideas

Stage: 2 Challenge Level: Challenge Level:1

Here are some ideas to try in the classroom for using counters to investigate number patterns.

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Sorting Numbers

Stage: 1 Challenge Level: Challenge Level:1

Use the interactivity to sort these numbers into sets. Can you give each set a name?

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Hundred Square

Stage: 1 Challenge Level: Challenge Level:2 Challenge Level:2

A hundred square has been printed on both sides of a piece of paper. What is on the back of 100? 58? 23? 19?

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Generating Number Patterns: an Email Conversation

Stage: 2, 3 and 4

This article for teachers describes the exchanges on an email talk list about ideas for an investigation which has the sum of the squares as its solution.

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One Basket or Group Photo

Stage: 2, 3, 4 and 5 Challenge Level: Challenge Level:3 Challenge Level:3 Challenge Level:3

Libby Jared helped to set up NRICH and this is one of her favourite problems. It's a problem suitable for a wide age range and best tackled practically.