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

### Spot the Card

##### Stage: 4 Challenge Level:

It is possible to identify a particular card out of a pack of 15 with the use of some mathematical reasoning. What is this reasoning and can it be applied to other numbers of cards?

### Problem Solving, Using and Applying and Functional Mathematics

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

Problem solving is at the heart of the NRICH site. All the problems give learners opportunities to learn, develop or use mathematical concepts and skills. Read here for more information.

### Counting on Letters

##### Stage: 3 Challenge Level:

The letters of the word ABACUS have been arranged in the shape of a triangle. How many different ways can you find to read the word ABACUS from this triangular pattern?

### Crossing the Town Square

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

This tricky challenge asks you to find ways of going across rectangles, going through exactly ten squares.

### More on Mazes

##### Stage: 2 and 3

There is a long tradition of creating mazes throughout history and across the world. This article gives details of mazes you can visit and those that you can tackle on paper.

### Bent Out of Shape

##### Stage: 4 and 5 Challenge Level:

An introduction to bond angle geometry.

### Troublesome Triangles

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

Many natural systems appear to be in equilibrium until suddenly a critical point is reached, setting up a mudslide or an avalanche or an earthquake. In this project, students will use a simple. . . .

### One Out One Under

##### Stage: 4 Challenge Level:

Imagine a stack of numbered cards with one on top. Discard the top, put the next card to the bottom and repeat continuously. Can you predict the last card?

### A First Product Sudoku

##### Stage: 3 Challenge Level:

Given the products of adjacent cells, can you complete this Sudoku?

##### Stage: 3 Challenge Level:

Rather than using the numbers 1-9, this sudoku uses the nine different letters used to make the words "Advent Calendar".

### Cinema Problem

##### Stage: 3 Challenge Level:

A cinema has 100 seats. Show how it is possible to sell exactly 100 tickets and take exactly £100 if the prices are £10 for adults, 50p for pensioners and 10p for children.

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

Four small numbers give the clue to the contents of the four surrounding cells.

### Seasonal Twin Sudokus

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

This pair of linked Sudokus matches letters with numbers and hides a seasonal greeting. Can you find it?

### Factor Lines

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

Arrange the four number cards on the grid, according to the rules, to make a diagonal, vertical or horizontal line.

##### Stage: 3 Challenge Level:

You need to find the values of the stars before you can apply normal Sudoku rules.

### Wallpaper Sudoku

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

A Sudoku that uses transformations as supporting clues.

### Diagonal Product Sudoku

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

Given the products of diagonally opposite cells - can you complete this Sudoku?

### Ratio Sudoku 3

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

A Sudoku with clues as ratios or fractions.

### LOGO Challenge - Triangles-squares-stars

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

Can you recreate these designs? What are the basic units? What movement is required between each unit? Some elegant use of procedures will help - variables not essential.

### Oranges and Lemons, Say the Bells of St Clement's

##### Stage: 3 Challenge Level:

Bellringers have a special way to write down the patterns they ring. Learn about these patterns and draw some of your own.

### You Owe Me Five Farthings, Say the Bells of St Martin's

##### Stage: 3 Challenge Level:

Use the interactivity to listen to the bells ringing a pattern. Now it's your turn! Play one of the bells yourself. How do you know when it is your turn to ring?

### Ratio Sudoku 1

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

A Sudoku with clues as ratios.

### Teddy Town

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

There are nine teddies in Teddy Town - three red, three blue and three yellow. There are also nine houses, three of each colour. Can you put them on the map of Teddy Town according to the rules?

### Tea Cups

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

Place the 16 different combinations of cup/saucer in this 4 by 4 arrangement so that no row or column contains more than one cup or saucer of the same colour.

### Intersection Sudoku 1

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

A Sudoku with a twist.

### Weights

##### Stage: 3 Challenge Level:

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

### 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?

### Inky Cube

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

This cube has ink on each face which leaves marks on paper as it is rolled. Can you work out what is on each face and the route it has taken?

##### Stage: 3 Challenge Level:

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

##### Stage: 3 Challenge Level:

If you take a three by three square on a 1-10 addition square and multiply the diagonally opposite numbers together, what is the difference between these products. Why?

### Twin Corresponding Sudoku III

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

Two sudokus in one. Challenge yourself to make the necessary connections.

### Introducing NRICH TWILGO

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

We're excited about this new program for drawing beautiful mathematical designs. Can you work out how we made our first few pictures and, even better, share your most elegant solutions with us?

### More Children and Plants

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

This challenge extends the Plants investigation so now four or more children are involved.

### First Connect Three for Two

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

First Connect Three game for an adult and child. Use the dice numbers and either addition or subtraction to get three numbers in a straight line.

### Building with Longer Rods

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

A challenging activity focusing on finding all possible ways of stacking rods.

### More Plant Spaces

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

This challenging activity involves finding different ways to distribute fifteen items among four sets, when the sets must include three, four, five and six items.

### Multiples Sudoku

##### Stage: 3 Challenge Level:

Each clue in this Sudoku is the product of the two numbers in adjacent cells.

### 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?

### Gr8 Coach

##### Stage: 3 Challenge Level:

Can you coach your rowing eight to win?

##### Stage: 3 Challenge Level:

A few extra challenges set by some young NRICH members.

### Peaches Today, Peaches Tomorrow....

##### Stage: 3 Challenge Level:

Whenever a monkey has peaches, he always keeps a fraction of them each day, gives the rest away, and then eats one. How long could he make his peaches last for?

### Isosceles Triangles

##### Stage: 3 Challenge Level:

Draw some isosceles triangles with an area of $9$cm$^2$ and a vertex at (20,20). If all the vertices must have whole number coordinates, how many is it possible to draw?

### Twin Corresponding Sudokus II

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

Two sudokus in one. Challenge yourself to make the necessary connections.

### Colour Islands Sudoku

##### Stage: 3 Challenge Level:

An extra constraint means this Sudoku requires you to think in diagonals as well as horizontal and vertical lines and boxes of nine.

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

Four numbers on an intersection that need to be placed in the surrounding cells. That is all you need to know to solve this sudoku.

### Pole Star Sudoku 2

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

This Sudoku, based on differences. Using the one clue number can you find the solution?

### Ratio Sudoku 2

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

A Sudoku with clues as ratios.

### Magic W

##### Stage: 4 Challenge Level:

Find all the ways of placing the numbers 1 to 9 on a W shape, with 3 numbers on each leg, so that each set of 3 numbers has the same total.

### Coins

##### Stage: 3 Challenge Level:

A man has 5 coins in his pocket. Given the clues, can you work out what the coins are?