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### Make 37

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

Four bags contain a large number of 1s, 3s, 5s and 7s. Pick any ten numbers from the bags above so that their total is 37.

### Marbles in a Box

##### Stage: 3 Challenge Level:

How many winning lines can you make in a three-dimensional version of noughts and crosses?

### Picturing Square Numbers

##### Stage: 3 Challenge Level:

Square numbers can be represented as the sum of consecutive odd numbers. What is the sum of 1 + 3 + ..... + 149 + 151 + 153?

### Weights

##### Stage: 3 Challenge Level:

Different combinations of the weights available allow you to make different totals. Which totals can you make?

### Consecutive Numbers

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

An investigation involving adding and subtracting sets of consecutive numbers. Lots to find out, lots to explore.

### Squares in Rectangles

##### Stage: 3 Challenge Level:

A 2 by 3 rectangle contains 8 squares and a 3 by 4 rectangle contains 20 squares. What size rectangle(s) contain(s) exactly 100 squares? Can you find them all?

### Eight Hidden Squares

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

On the graph there are 28 marked points. These points all mark the vertices (corners) of eight hidden squares. Can you find the eight hidden squares?

### Mirror, Mirror...

##### Stage: 3 Challenge Level:

Explore the effect of reflecting in two parallel mirror lines.

### Handshakes

##### Stage: 3 Challenge Level:

Can you find an efficient method to work out how many handshakes there would be if hundreds of people met?

### Route to Infinity

##### Stage: 3 Challenge Level:

Can you describe this route to infinity? Where will the arrows take you next?

### Sweet Shop

##### Stage: 3 Challenge Level:

Five children went into the sweet shop after school. There were choco bars, chews, mini eggs and lollypops, all costing under 50p. Suggest a way in which Nathan could spend all his money.

### Painted Cube

##### Stage: 3 Challenge Level:

Imagine a large cube made from small red cubes being dropped into a pot of yellow paint. How many of the small cubes will have yellow paint on their faces?

### Children at Large

##### Stage: 3 Challenge Level:

There are four children in a family, two girls, Kate and Sally, and two boys, Tom and Ben. How old are the children?

### Consecutive Negative Numbers

##### Stage: 3 Challenge Level:

Do you notice anything about the solutions when you add and/or subtract consecutive negative numbers?

### Summing Consecutive Numbers

##### Stage: 3 Challenge Level:

Many numbers can be expressed as the sum of two or more consecutive integers. For example, 15=7+8 and 10=1+2+3+4. Can you say which numbers can be expressed in this way?

### How Many Miles to Go?

##### Stage: 3 Challenge Level:

How many more miles must the car travel before the numbers on the milometer and the trip meter contain the same digits in the same order?

##### Stage: 3 Challenge Level:

How many different symmetrical shapes can you make by shading triangles or squares?

### Searching for Mean(ing)

##### Stage: 3 Challenge Level:

Imagine you have a large supply of 3kg and 8kg weights. How many of each weight would you need for the average (mean) of the weights to be 6kg? What other averages could you have?

### Litov's Mean Value Theorem

##### Stage: 3 Challenge Level:

Start with two numbers and generate a sequence where the next number is the mean of the last two numbers...

### Cuboid Challenge

##### Stage: 3 Challenge Level:

What size square corners should be cut from a square piece of paper to make a box with the largest possible volume?

### An Unusual Shape

##### Stage: 3 Challenge Level:

Can you maximise the area available to a grazing goat?

### On the Edge

##### Stage: 3 Challenge Level:

If you move the tiles around, can you make squares with different coloured edges?

### Two and Two

##### Stage: 3 Challenge Level:

How many solutions can you find to this sum? Each of the different letters stands for a different number.

### Who Is the Fairest of Them All ?

##### Stage: 3 Challenge Level:

Explore the effect of combining enlargements.

### Days and Dates

##### Stage: 3 Challenge Level:

Investigate how you can work out what day of the week your birthday will be on next year, and the year after...

### Special Numbers

##### Stage: 3 Challenge Level:

My two digit number is special because adding the sum of its digits to the product of its digits gives me my original number. What could my number be?

### Number Daisy

##### Stage: 3 Challenge Level:

Can you find six numbers to go in the Daisy from which you can make all the numbers from 1 to a number bigger than 25?

### Keep it Simple

##### Stage: 3 Challenge Level:

Can all unit fractions be written as the sum of two unit fractions?

### Ben's Game

##### Stage: 3 Challenge Level:

Ben passed a third of his counters to Jack, Jack passed a quarter of his counters to Emma and Emma passed a fifth of her counters to Ben. After this they all had the same number of counters.

### Counting Factors

##### Stage: 3 Challenge Level:

Is there an efficient way to work out how many factors a large number has?

### Mixing More Paints

##### Stage: 3 Challenge Level:

Is it always possible to combine two paints made up in the ratios 1:x and 1:y and turn them into paint made up in the ratio a:b ? Can you find an efficent way of doing this?

### Legs Eleven

##### Stage: 3 Challenge Level:

Take any four digit number. Move the first digit to the 'back of the queue' and move the rest along. Now add your two numbers. What properties do your answers always have?

### Product Sudoku

##### Stage: 3 Challenge Level:

The clues for this Sudoku are the product of the numbers in adjacent squares.

##### Stage: 3 Challenge Level:

A game for 2 or more people, based on the traditional card game Rummy. Players aim to make two `tricks', where each trick has to consist of a picture of a shape, a name that describes that shape, and. . . .

### Sissa's Reward

##### Stage: 3 Challenge Level:

Sissa cleverly asked the King for a reward that sounded quite modest but turned out to be rather large...

### Fence It

##### Stage: 3 Challenge Level:

If you have only 40 metres of fencing available, what is the maximum area of land you can fence off?

### American Billions

##### Stage: 3 Challenge Level:

Play the divisibility game to create numbers in which the first two digits make a number divisible by 2, the first three digits make a number divisible by 3...

### Differences

##### Stage: 3 Challenge Level:

Can you guarantee that, for any three numbers you choose, the product of their differences will always be an even number?

### How Much Can We Spend?

##### Stage: 3 Challenge Level:

A country has decided to have just two different coins, 3z and 5z coins. Which totals can be made? Is there a largest total that cannot be made? How do you know?

### Consecutive Seven

##### Stage: 3 Challenge Level:

Can you arrange these numbers into 7 subsets, each of three numbers, so that when the numbers in each are added together, they make seven consecutive numbers?

### Think of Two Numbers

##### Stage: 3 Challenge Level:

Think of two whole numbers under 10, and follow the steps. I can work out both your numbers very quickly. How?

### Cola Can

##### Stage: 3 Challenge Level:

An aluminium can contains 330 ml of cola. If the can's diameter is 6 cm what is the can's height?

### Rule of Three

##### Stage: 3 Challenge Level:

If it takes four men one day to build a wall, how long does it take 60,000 men to build a similar wall?

### Do You Feel Lucky?

##### Stage: 3 Challenge Level:

Some people offer advice on how to win at games of chance, or how to influence probability in your favour. Can you decide whether advice is good or not?

### Letter Land

##### Stage: 3 Challenge Level:

If: A + C = A; F x D = F; B - G = G; A + H = E; B / H = G; E - G = F and A-H represent the numbers from 0 to 7 Find the values of A, B, C, D, E, F and H.

### Largest Product

##### Stage: 3 Challenge Level:

Which set of numbers that add to 10 have the largest product?

### 1 Step 2 Step

##### Stage: 3 Challenge Level:

Liam's house has a staircase with 12 steps. He can go down the steps one at a time or two at time. In how many different ways can Liam go down the 12 steps?

### Sending a Parcel

##### Stage: 3 Challenge Level:

What is the greatest volume you can get for a rectangular (cuboid) parcel if the maximum combined length and girth are 2 metres?

### M, M and M

##### Stage: 3 Challenge Level:

If you are given the mean, median and mode of five positive whole numbers, can you find the numbers?

### Can They Be Equal?

##### Stage: 3 Challenge Level:

Can you find rectangles where the value of the area is the same as the value of the perimeter?