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### Round the Three Dice

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What happens when you round these three-digit numbers to the nearest 100?

### Round the Dice Decimals 1

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Use two dice to generate two numbers with one decimal place. What happens when you round these numbers to the nearest whole number?

### Round the Two Dice

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This activity focuses on rounding to the nearest 10.

### Round the Dice Decimals 2

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What happens when you round these numbers to the nearest whole number?

### Two Spinners

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What two-digit numbers can you make with these two dice? What can't you make?

### Dice in a Corner

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How could you arrange at least two dice in a stack so that the total of the visible spots is 18?

### Multiply Multiples 3

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Have a go at balancing this equation. Can you find different ways of doing it?

### Multiply Multiples 1

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Can you complete this calculation by filling in the missing numbers? In how many different ways can you do it?

### Multiply Multiples 2

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Can you work out some different ways to balance this equation?

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How could you put these three beads into bags? How many different ways can you do it? How could you record what you've done?

### What Could it Be?

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In this calculation, the box represents a missing digit. What could the digit be? What would the solution be in each case?

### Plants

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Three children are going to buy some plants for their birthdays. They will plant them within circular paths. How could they do this?

### 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?

### ABC

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In the multiplication calculation, some of the digits have been replaced by letters and others by asterisks. Can you reconstruct the original multiplication?

### Trebling

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Can you replace the letters with numbers? Is there only one solution in each case?

### Magic Vs

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Can you put the numbers 1-5 in the V shape so that both 'arms' have the same total?

### Jigsaw Pieces

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Imagine that the puzzle pieces of a jigsaw are roughly a rectangular shape and all the same size. How many different puzzle pieces could there be?

### 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?

### Dodecamagic

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Here you see the front and back views of a dodecahedron. Each vertex has been numbered so that the numbers around each pentagonal face add up to 65. Can you find all the missing numbers?

### Tiling

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An investigation that gives you the opportunity to make and justify predictions.

### The School Trip

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Lorenzie was packing his bag for a school trip. He packed four shirts and three pairs of pants. "I will be able to have a different outfit each day", he said. How many days will Lorenzie be away?

### Ordered Ways of Working Lower Primary

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These activities lend themselves to systematic working in the sense that it helps to have an ordered approach.

### Spell by Numbers

##### Stage: 2 Challenge Level:

Can you substitute numbers for the letters in these sums?

### Name the Children

##### Stage: 1 Challenge Level:

Can you find out in which order the children are standing in this line?

### The Add and Take-away Path

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Two children made up a game as they walked along the garden paths. Can you find out their scores? Can you find some paths of your own?

### Late Again

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Moira is late for school. What is the shortest route she can take from the school gates to the entrance?

### Button-up

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My coat has three buttons. How many ways can you find to do up all the buttons?

### 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 ...?

### Knight's Swap

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

### Centred Squares

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This challenge, written for the Young Mathematicians' Award, invites you to explore 'centred squares'.

### Jumping Squares

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In this problem it is not the squares that jump, you do the jumping! The idea is to go round the track in as few jumps as possible.

### Area and Perimeter

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What can you say about these shapes? This problem challenges you to create shapes with different areas and perimeters.

### A Bag of Marbles

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Use the information to describe these marbles. What colours must be on marbles that sparkle when rolling but are dark inside?

### Broken Toaster

##### Stage: 2 Short Challenge Level:

Only one side of a two-slice toaster is working. What is the quickest way to toast both sides of three slices of bread?

### Junior Frogs

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

Have a go at this well-known challenge. Can you swap the frogs and toads in as few slides and jumps as possible?

### Dart Target

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This task, written for the National Young Mathematicians' Award 2016, invites you to explore the different combinations of scores that you might get on these dart boards.

### Jumping Cricket

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El Crico the cricket has to cross a square patio to get home. He can jump the length of one tile, two tiles and three tiles. Can you find a path that would get El Crico home in three jumps?

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Can you put plus signs in so this is true? 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 = 99 How many ways can you do it?

### Mixed-up Socks

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Start with three pairs of socks. Now mix them up so that no mismatched pair is the same as another mismatched pair. Is there more than one way to do it?

### Rabbits in the Pen

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Using the statements, can you work out how many of each type of rabbit there are in these pens?

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If you put three beads onto a tens/ones abacus you could make the numbers 3, 30, 12 or 21. What numbers can be made with six beads?

### All the Digits

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This multiplication uses each of the digits 0 - 9 once and once only. Using the information given, can you replace the stars in the calculation with figures?

### Arranging the Tables

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There are 44 people coming to a dinner party. There are 15 square tables that seat 4 people. Find a way to seat the 44 people using all 15 tables, with no empty places.

### Whose Sandwich?

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Chandra, Jane, Terry and Harry ordered their lunches from the sandwich shop. Use the information below to find out who ordered each sandwich.

### Briefcase Lock

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My briefcase has a three-number combination lock, but I have forgotten the combination. I remember that there's a 3, a 5 and an 8. How many possible combinations are there to try?

### One of Thirty-six

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Can you find the chosen number from the grid using the clues?

### Six Is the Sum

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What do the digits in the number fifteen add up to? How many other numbers have digits with the same total but no zeros?

### Mrs Beeswax

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In how many ways could Mrs Beeswax put ten coins into her three puddings so that each pudding ended up with at least two coins?

### A-magical Number Maze

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This magic square has operations written in it, to make it into a maze. Start wherever you like, go through every cell and go out a total of 15!

### Pouring the Punch Drink

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There are 4 jugs which hold 9 litres, 7 litres, 4 litres and 2 litres. Find a way to pour 9 litres of drink from one jug to another until you are left with exactly 3 litres in three of the jugs.