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Sorted

Stage: 5 Challenge Level: Challenge Level:1

How can you quickly sort a suit of cards in order from Ace to King?

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James's Code Challenge

Stage: 2, 3, 4 and 5 Challenge Level: Challenge Level:1

The Enigma Project's James Grime has created a video code challenge. Watch it here!

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The Best Card Trick?

Stage: 3 and 4 Challenge Level: Challenge Level:1

Time for a little mathemagic! Choose any five cards from a pack and show four of them to your partner. How can they work out the fifth?

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Slick Summing

Stage: 4 Challenge Level: Challenge Level:1

Watch the video to see how Charlie works out the sum. Can you adapt his method?

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Factorising with Multilink

Stage: 4 Challenge Level: Challenge Level:1

Can you find out what is special about the dimensions of rectangles you can make with squares, sticks and units?

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A Brief Introduction to Complex Numbers

Stage: 4 and 5 Challenge Level: Challenge Level:1

In this problem, we define complex numbers and invite you to explore what happens when you add and multiply them.

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Introduction to Number Plumber

Stage: 2, 3, 4 and 5 Challenge Level: Challenge Level:1

Video showing how to use the Number Plumber

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Speedy Summations

Stage: 5 Challenge Level: Challenge Level:1

Watch the video to see how to add together an arithmetic sequence of numbers efficiently.

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Circuit Maker

Stage: 3, 4 and 5 Challenge Level: Challenge Level:1

Investigate how logic gates work in circuits.

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Impossible Square?

Stage: 5 Challenge Level: Challenge Level:2 Challenge Level:2

Can you make a square from these triangles?

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Alison's Mapping

Stage: 4 Challenge Level: Challenge Level:1

Alison has created two mappings. Can you figure out what they do? What questions do they prompt you to ask?

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Impossible Triangles?

Stage: 5 Challenge Level: Challenge Level:2 Challenge Level:2

Which of these triangular jigsaws are impossible to finish?

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Turning the Place Over

Stage: 3, 4 and 5 Challenge Level: Challenge Level:1

As part of Liverpool08 European Capital of Culture there were a huge number of events and displays. One of the art installations was called "Turning the Place Over". Can you find our how it works?

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Summing Geometric Progressions

Stage: 4 and 5 Challenge Level: Challenge Level:1

Watch the video to see how to sum the sequence. Can you adapt the method to sum other sequences?

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Whirlyball

Stage: 5 Challenge Level: Challenge Level:2 Challenge Level:2

Whirl a conker around in a horizontal circle on a piece of string. What is the smallest angular speed with which it can whirl?

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Galley Division

Stage: 4 Challenge Level: Challenge Level:3 Challenge Level:3 Challenge Level:3

Can you explain how Galley Division works?

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Plaited Origami Polyhedra

Stage: 2, 3 and 4 Challenge Level: Challenge Level:1

These models have appeared around the Centre for Mathematical Sciences. Perhaps you would like to try to make some similar models of your own.

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Symmetric Tangles

Stage: 4

The tangles created by the twists and turns of the Conway rope trick are surprisingly symmetrical. Here's why!

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The Invertible Trefoil

Stage: 4 Challenge Level: Challenge Level:2 Challenge Level:2

When is a knot invertible ?

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Power Countdown

Stage: 4 Challenge Level: Challenge Level:1

In this twist on the well-known Countdown numbers game, use your knowledge of Powers and Roots to make a target.

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Helicopters

Stage: 2, 3 and 4 Challenge Level: Challenge Level:1

Design and test a paper helicopter. What is the best design?

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Beelines

Stage: 4 Challenge Level: Challenge Level:1

Is there a relationship between the coordinates of the endpoints of a line and the number of grid squares it crosses?

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Air Nets

Stage: 2, 3, 4 and 5 Challenge Level: Challenge Level:1

Can you visualise whether these nets fold up into 3D shapes? Watch the videos each time to see if you were correct.

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Steve's Mapping

Stage: 5 Challenge Level: Challenge Level:1

Steve has created two mappings. Can you figure out what they do? What questions do they prompt you to ask?

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Take Three from Five

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

Caroline and James pick sets of five numbers. Charlie chooses three of them that add together to make a multiple of three. Can they stop him?

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Seven Squares

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

Watch these videos to see how Phoebe, Alice and Luke chose to draw 7 squares. How would they draw 100?

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Cyclic Quad Jigsaw

Stage: 4 Challenge Level: Challenge Level:3 Challenge Level:3 Challenge Level:3

A picture is made by joining five small quadrilaterals together to make a large quadrilateral. Is it possible to draw a similar picture if all the small quadrilaterals are cyclic?

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Jo Boaler Explains Complex Instruction

Stage: 1, 2, 3, 4 and 5 Challenge Level: Challenge Level:1

A video clip of Jo Boaler talking about Complex Instruction.

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Kingsfield School - Building on Rich Starting Points

Stage: 1, 2, 3, 4 and 5

Alf and Tracy explain how the Kingsfield School maths department use common tasks to encourage all students to think mathematically about key areas in the curriculum.