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Broad Topics > Using, Applying and Reasoning about Mathematics > Working systematically

### Waiting for Blast Off

##### Stage: 2 Challenge Level:

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?

### Tessellate the Triominoes

##### Stage: 1 Challenge Level:

What happens when you try and fit the triomino pieces into these two grids?

### Two on Five

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

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?

### Display Boards

##### Stage: 2 Challenge Level:

Design an arrangement of display boards in the school hall which fits the requirements of different people.

### Tangram Tangle

##### Stage: 1 Challenge Level:

If you split the square into these two pieces, it is possible to fit the pieces together again to make a new shape. How many new shapes can you make?

### Creating Cubes

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

Arrange 9 red cubes, 9 blue cubes and 9 yellow cubes into a large 3 by 3 cube. No row or column of cubes must contain two cubes of the same colour.

### Map Folding

##### Stage: 2 Challenge Level:

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?

### Tetrafit

##### Stage: 2 Challenge Level:

A tetromino is made up of four squares joined edge to edge. Can this tetromino, together with 15 copies of itself, be used to cover an eight by eight chessboard?

### Cover the Camel

##### Stage: 1 Challenge Level:

Can you cover the camel with these pieces?

### Counters

##### Stage: 2 Challenge Level:

Hover your mouse over the counters to see which ones will be removed. Click to remover them. The winner is the last one to remove a counter. How you can make sure you win?

### Red Even

##### Stage: 2 Challenge Level:

You have 4 red and 5 blue counters. How many ways can they be placed on a 3 by 3 grid so that all the rows columns and diagonals have an even number of red counters?

### Single Track

##### Stage: 2 Challenge Level:

What is the best way to shunt these carriages so that each train can continue its journey?

### We'll Bang the Drum

##### Stage: 1 Challenge Level:

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

### Are You Well Balanced?

##### Stage: 1 Challenge Level:

Can you work out how to balance this equaliser? You can put more than one weight on a hook.

### Three Sets of Cubes, Two Surfaces

##### Stage: 2 Challenge Level:

How many models can you find which obey these rules?

### Shunting Puzzle

##### Stage: 2 Challenge Level:

Can you shunt the trucks so that the Cattle truck and the Sheep truck change places and the Engine is back on the main line?

### Coloured Squares

##### Stage: 1 Challenge Level:

Use the clues to colour each square.

### Open Boxes

##### Stage: 2 Challenge Level:

Can you work out how many cubes were used to make this open box? What size of open box could you make if you had 112 cubes?

### Three Ball Line Up

##### Stage: 1 Challenge Level:

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

### Intersection Sums Sudoku

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

A Sudoku with clues given as sums of entries.

### Inside Triangles

##### Stage: 1 Challenge Level:

How many different triangles can you draw on the dotty grid which each have one dot in the middle?

### A Square of Numbers

##### Stage: 2 Challenge Level:

Can you put the numbers 1 to 8 into the circles so that the four calculations are correct?

### Arrangements

##### Stage: 2 Challenge Level:

Is it possible to place 2 counters on the 3 by 3 grid so that there is an even number of counters in every row and every column? How about if you have 3 counters or 4 counters or....?

### Seven Flipped

##### Stage: 2 Challenge Level:

Investigate the smallest number of moves it takes to turn these mats upside-down if you can only turn exactly three at a time.

### Triangle Animals

##### Stage: 1 Challenge Level:

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

### Nine-pin Triangles

##### Stage: 2 Challenge Level:

How many different triangles can you make on a circular pegboard that has nine pegs?

### Sticks and Triangles

##### Stage: 2 Challenge Level:

Using different numbers of sticks, how many different triangles are you able to make? Can you make any rules about the numbers of sticks that make the most triangles?

### Putting Two and Two Together

##### Stage: 2 Challenge Level:

In how many ways can you fit two of these yellow triangles together? Can you predict the number of ways two blue triangles can be fitted together?

### Cubes Here and There

##### Stage: 2 Challenge Level:

How many shapes can you build from three red and two green cubes? Can you use what you've found out to predict the number for four red and two green?

### Routes 1 and 5

##### Stage: 1 Challenge Level:

Find your way through the grid starting at 2 and following these operations. What number do you end on?

### Painting Possibilities

##### Stage: 2 Challenge Level:

This task, written for the National Young Mathematicians' Award 2016, involves open-topped boxes made with interlocking cubes. Explore the number of units of paint that are needed to cover the boxes. . . .

### Cuisenaire Counting

##### Stage: 1 Challenge Level:

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

### Triangle Edges

##### Stage: 1 Challenge Level:

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

### Knight's Swap

##### Stage: 2 Challenge Level:

Swap the stars with the moons, using only knights' moves (as on a chess board). What is the smallest number of moves possible?

### Growing Garlic

##### Stage: 1 Challenge Level:

Ben and his mum are planting garlic. Use the interactivity to help you find out how many cloves of garlic they might have had.

### Square Corners

##### Stage: 2 Challenge Level:

What is the greatest number of counters you can place on the grid below without four of them lying at the corners of a square?

### Dienes' Logiblocs

##### Stage: 1 Challenge Level:

This problem focuses on Dienes' Logiblocs. What is the same and what is different about these pairs of shapes? Can you describe the shapes in the picture?

### Combining Cuisenaire

##### Stage: 2 Challenge Level:

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

### Paw Prints

##### Stage: 2 Challenge Level:

A dog is looking for a good place to bury his bone. Can you work out where he started and ended in each case? What possible routes could he have taken?

### Four Triangles Puzzle

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

Cut four triangles from a square as shown in the picture. How many different shapes can you make by fitting the four triangles back together?

### Hexpentas

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

How many different ways can you find of fitting five hexagons together? How will you know you have found all the ways?

### Two by One

##### Stage: 2 Challenge Level:

An activity making various patterns with 2 x 1 rectangular tiles.

### Cover the Tray

##### Stage: 2 Challenge Level:

These practical challenges are all about making a 'tray' and covering it with paper.

### Making Maths: Double-sided Magic Square

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

Make your own double-sided magic square. But can you complete both sides once you've made the pieces?

### One to Fifteen

##### Stage: 2 Challenge Level:

Can you put the numbers from 1 to 15 on the circles so that no consecutive numbers lie anywhere along a continuous straight line?

##### Stage: 2 Challenge Level:

How can you arrange the 5 cubes so that you need the smallest number of Brush Loads of paint to cover them? Try with other numbers of cubes as well.

### Find the Difference

##### Stage: 1 Challenge Level:

Place the numbers 1 to 6 in the circles so that each number is the difference between the two numbers just below it.

### Difference

##### Stage: 2 Challenge Level:

Place the numbers 1 to 10 in the circles so that each number is the difference between the two numbers just below it.

### Same Length Trains

##### Stage: 1 Challenge Level:

How many trains can you make which are the same length as Matt's, using rods that are identical?

### Celtic Knot

##### Stage: 2 Challenge Level:

Building up a simple Celtic knot. Try the interactivity or download the cards or have a go on squared paper.