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

The area of a square inscribed in a circle with a unit radius is, satisfyingly, 2. What is the area of a regular hexagon inscribed in a circle with a unit radius?

Here are four tiles. They can be arranged in a 2 by 2 square so that this large square has a green edge. If the tiles are moved around, we can make a 2 by 2 square with a blue edge... Now try to. . . .

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

The Egyptians expressed all fractions as the sum of different unit fractions. The Greedy Algorithm might provide us with an efficient way of doing this.

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

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?

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?

Each of the following shapes is made from arcs of a circle of radius r. What is the perimeter of a shape with 3, 4, 5 and n "nodes".

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

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

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. . . .

A square of area 40 square cms is inscribed in a semicircle. Find the area of the square that could be inscribed in a circle of the same radius.

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

Think of two whole numbers under 10. Take one of them and add 1. Multiply by 5. Add 1 again. Double your answer. Subract 1. Add your second number. Add 2. Double again. Subtract 8. Halve this number. . . .

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.

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?

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?

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

Triangle ABC is isosceles while triangle DEF is equilateral. Find one angle in terms of the other two.

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.

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

Have a go at creating these images based on circles. What do you notice about the areas of the different sections?

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?

If the hypotenuse (base) length is 100cm and if an extra line splits the base into 36cm and 64cm parts, what were the side lengths for the original right-angled triangle?

Do you know a quick way to check if a number is a multiple of two? How about three, four or six?

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

A decorator can buy pink paint from two manufacturers. What is the least number he would need of each type in order to produce different shades of pink.

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

A jigsaw where pieces only go together if the fractions are equivalent.

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?

Explore the effect of combining enlargements.

A circle is inscribed in a triangle which has side lengths of 8, 15 and 17 cm. What is the radius of the circle?

How many pairs of numbers can you find that add up to a multiple of 11? Do you notice anything interesting about your results?

A napkin is folded so that a corner coincides with the midpoint of an opposite edge . Investigate the three triangles formed .

Explore the effect of reflecting in two parallel mirror lines.

Which has the greatest area, a circle or a square inscribed in an isosceles, right angle triangle?

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.

Can you find the area of a parallelogram defined by two vectors?

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

In a three-dimensional version of noughts and crosses, how many winning lines can you make?

Explore when it is possible to construct a circle which just touches all four sides of a quadrilateral.

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?

What is the same and what is different about these circle questions? What connections can you make?

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?

Mathematicians are always looking for efficient methods for solving problems. How efficient can you be?

Manufacturers need to minimise the amount of material used to make their product. What is the best cross-section for a gutter?

The number 2.525252525252.... can be written as a fraction. What is the sum of the denominator and numerator?