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Child's Play

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A toy has a regular tetrahedron, a cube and a base with triangular and square hollows. If you fit a shape into the correct hollow a bell rings. How many times does the bell ring in a complete game?

Little Boxes

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How many different cuboids can you make when you use four CDs or DVDs? How about using five, then six?

Waiting for Blast Off

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10 space travellers are waiting to board their spaceships. There are two rows of seats in the waiting room. Using the rules, where are they all sitting? Can you find all the possible ways?

Map Folding

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Take a rectangle of paper and fold it in half, and half again, to make four smaller rectangles. How many different ways can you fold it up?

Cereal Packets

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How can you put five cereal packets together to make different shapes if you must put them face-to-face?

Tetrahedron Faces

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One face of a regular tetrahedron is painted blue and each of the remaining faces are painted using one of the colours red, green or yellow. How many different possibilities are there?

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Three beads are threaded on a circular wire and are coloured either red or blue. Can you find all four different combinations?

Two on Five

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Take 5 cubes of one colour and 2 of another colour. How many different ways can you join them if the 5 must touch the table and the 2 must not touch the table?

Cuisenaire Counting

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Here are some rods that are different colours. How could I make a dark green rod using yellow and white rods?

Triangle Animals

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How many different ways can you find to join three equilateral triangles together? Can you convince us that you have found them all?

We'll Bang the Drum

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How many different rhythms can you make by putting two drums on the wheel?

Three Ball Line Up

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Use the interactivity to help get a feel for this problem and to find out all the possible ways the balls could land.

Sorting Symmetries

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Find out how we can describe the "symmetries" of this triangle and investigate some combinations of rotating and flipping it.

More and More Buckets

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In this challenge, buckets come in five different sizes. If you choose some buckets, can you investigate the different ways in which they can be filled?

Room Doubling

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Investigate the different ways you could split up these rooms so that you have double the number.

Elf Suits

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If these elves wear a different outfit every day for as many days as possible, how many days can their fun last?

Combining Cuisenaire

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Can you find all the different ways of lining up these Cuisenaire rods?

Zargon Glasses

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Zumf makes spectacles for the residents of the planet Zargon, who have either 3 eyes or 4 eyes. How many lenses will Zumf need to make all the different orders for 9 families?

Move a Match

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How can you arrange these 10 matches in four piles so that when you move one match from three of the piles into the fourth, you end up with the same arrangement?

Button-up Some More

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How many ways can you find to do up all four buttons on my coat? How about if I had five buttons? Six ...?

Plates of Biscuits

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Can you rearrange the biscuits on the plates so that the three biscuits on each plate are all different and there is no plate with two biscuits the same as two biscuits on another plate?

Ice Cream

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You cannot choose a selection of ice cream flavours that includes totally what someone has already chosen. Have a go and find all the different ways in which seven children can have ice cream.

Calcunos

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If we had 16 light bars which digital numbers could we make? How will you know you've found them all?

Calendar Cubes

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Make a pair of cubes that can be moved to show all the days of the month from the 1st to the 31st.

Play a Merry Tune

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Explore the different tunes you can make with these five gourds. What are the similarities and differences between the two tunes you are given?

Wag Worms

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When intergalactic Wag Worms are born they look just like a cube. Each year they grow another cube in any direction. Find all the shapes that five-year-old Wag Worms can be.

Team Scream

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Seven friends went to a fun fair with lots of scary rides. They decided to pair up for rides until each friend had ridden once with each of the others. What was the total number rides?

Chocs, Mints, Jellies

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In a bowl there are 4 Chocolates, 3 Jellies and 5 Mints. Find a way to share the sweets between the three children so they each get the kind they like. Is there more than one way to do it?

Triangle Edges

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How many triangles can you make using sticks that are 3cm, 4cm and 5cm long?

Two Egg Timers

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You have two egg timers. One takes 4 minutes exactly to empty and the other takes 7 minutes. What times in whole minutes can you measure and how?

Polo Square

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Arrange eight of the numbers between 1 and 9 in the Polo Square below so that each side adds to the same total.

Making Cuboids

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Let's say you can only use two different lengths - 2 units and 4 units. Using just these 2 lengths as the edges how many different cuboids can you make?

Halloween Investigation

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Ana and Ross looked in a trunk in the attic. They found old cloaks and gowns, hats and masks. How many possible costumes could they make?

On Target

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You have 5 darts and your target score is 44. How many different ways could you score 44?

Hubble, Bubble

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Winifred Wytsh bought a box each of jelly babies, milk jelly bears, yellow jelly bees and jelly belly beans. In how many different ways could she make a jolly jelly feast with 32 legs?

Street Party

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The challenge here is to find as many routes as you can for a fence to go so that this town is divided up into two halves, each with 8 blocks.

Four-triangle Arrangements

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How many different shapes can you make by putting four right- angled isosceles triangles together?

Octa Space

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In the planet system of Octa the planets are arranged in the shape of an octahedron. How many different routes could be taken to get from Planet A to Planet Zargon?

Sounds Great!

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Investigate the different sounds you can make by putting the owls and donkeys on the wheel.

Homes

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There are to be 6 homes built on a new development site. They could be semi-detached, detached or terraced houses. How many different combinations of these can you find?

3 Rings

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If you have three circular objects, you could arrange them so that they are separate, touching, overlapping or inside each other. Can you investigate all the different possibilities?

It Figures

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Suppose we allow ourselves to use three numbers less than 10 and multiply them together. How many different products can you find? How do you know you've got them all?

Home City

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Use the clues to work out which cities Mohamed, Sheng, Tanya and Bharat live in.

A City of Towers

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In this town, houses are built with one room for each person. There are some families of seven people living in the town. In how many different ways can they build their houses?

Newspapers

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When newspaper pages get separated at home we have to try to sort them out and get things in the correct order. How many ways can we arrange these pages so that the numbering may be different?

Let's Investigate Triangles

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Vincent and Tara are making triangles with the class construction set. They have a pile of strips of different lengths. How many different triangles can they make?

Prison Cells

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There are 78 prisoners in a square cell block of twelve cells. The clever prison warder arranged them so there were 25 along each wall of the prison block. How did he do it?

Chocoholics

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George and Jim want to buy a chocolate bar. George needs 2p more and Jim need 50p more to buy it. How much is the chocolate bar?

Fair Exchange

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In your bank, you have three types of coins. The number of spots shows how much they are worth. Can you choose coins to exchange with the groups given to make the same total?

Tiles on a Patio

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How many ways can you find of tiling the square patio, using square tiles of different sizes?