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### Square Pegs

##### Stage: 3 Challenge Level:

Which is a better fit, a square peg in a round hole or a round peg in a square hole?

### Do Unto Caesar

##### Stage: 3 Challenge Level:

At the beginning of the night three poker players; Alan, Bernie and Craig had money in the ratios 7 : 6 : 5. At the end of the night the ratio was 6 : 5 : 4. One of them won \$1 200. What were the. . . .

### Areas and Ratios

##### Stage: 4 Challenge Level:

What is the area of the quadrilateral APOQ? Working on the building blocks will give you some insights that may help you to work it out.

### Temperature

##### Stage: 3 Challenge Level:

Water freezes at 0°Celsius (32°Fahrenheit) and boils at 100°C (212°Fahrenheit). Is there a temperature at which Celsius and Fahrenheit readings are the same?

### Tray Bake

##### Stage: 3 Challenge Level:

My recipe is for 12 cakes - how do I change it if I want to make a different number of cakes?

### Hello Again

##### Stage: 3 Challenge Level:

Anne completes a circuit around a circular track in 40 seconds. Brenda runs in the opposite direction and meets Anne every 15 seconds. How long does it take Brenda to run around the track?

### Oh for the Mathematics of Yesteryear

##### Stage: 3 Challenge Level:

A garrison of 600 men has just enough bread ... but, with the news that the enemy was planning an attack... How many ounces of bread a day must each man in the garrison be allowed, to hold out 45. . . .

##### Stage: 3 Challenge Level:

Can you work out which drink has the stronger flavour?

##### Stage: 4 Challenge Level:

Two ladders are propped up against facing walls. The end of the first ladder is 10 metres above the foot of the first wall. The end of the second ladder is 5 metres above the foot of the second. . . .

##### Stage: 4 Challenge Level:

Four jewellers possessing respectively eight rubies, ten saphires, a hundred pearls and five diamonds, presented, each from his own stock, one apiece to the rest in token of regard; and they. . . .

### Investigating the Dilution Series

##### Stage: 4 Challenge Level:

Which dilutions can you make using only 10ml pipettes?

### At a Glance

##### Stage: 4 Challenge Level:

The area of a regular pentagon looks about twice as a big as the pentangle star drawn within it. Is it?

### Conical Bottle

##### Stage: 4 Challenge Level:

A right circular cone is filled with liquid to a depth of half its vertical height. The cone is inverted. How high up the vertical height of the cone will the liquid rise?

### Contact

##### Stage: 4 Challenge Level:

A circular plate rolls in contact with the sides of a rectangular tray. How much of its circumference comes into contact with the sides of the tray when it rolls around one circuit?

### Make Your Own Solar System

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

Making a scale model of the solar system

##### Stage: 3 Challenge Level:

When Charlie retires, he's looking forward to the quiet life, whereas Alison wants a busy and exciting retirement. Can you advise them on where they should go?

### Mixed up Mixture

##### Stage: 4 Challenge Level:

Can you fill in the mixed up numbers in this dilution calculation?

### Nutrition and Cycling

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

Andy wants to cycle from Land's End to John o'Groats. Will he be able to eat enough to keep him going?

### Straw Scaffold

##### Stage: 3 Challenge Level:

Build a scaffold out of drinking-straws to support a cup of water

##### Stage: 3 Challenge Level:

Is it cheaper to cook a meal from scratch or to buy a ready meal? What difference does the number of people you're cooking for make?

### The Fastest Cyclist

##### Stage: 4 Challenge Level:

Andy is desperate to reach John o'Groats first. Can you devise a winning race plan?

### Conversion Sorter

##### Stage: 4 Challenge Level:

Can you break down this conversion process into logical steps?

### Triathlon and Fitness

##### Stage: 3 Challenge Level:

The triathlon is a physically gruelling challenge. Can you work out which athlete burnt the most calories?

### Bus Stop

##### Stage: 4 Challenge Level:

Two buses leave at the same time from two towns Shipton and Veston on the same long road, travelling towards each other. At each mile along the road are milestones. The buses' speeds are constant. . . .

##### Stage: 4 Challenge Level:

Find the area of the shaded region created by the two overlapping triangles in terms of a and b?

### Wedge on Wedge

##### Stage: 4 Challenge Level:

Two right-angled triangles are connected together as part of a structure. An object is dropped from the top of the green triangle where does it pass the base of the blue triangle?

### Eight Ratios

##### Stage: 4 Challenge Level:

Two perpendicular lines lie across each other and the end points are joined to form a quadrilateral. Eight ratios are defined, three are given but five need to be found.

### Burning Down

##### Stage: 4 Challenge Level:

One night two candles, one of which was 3 cm longer than the other were lit. The longer one was lit at 5.30 pm and the shorter one at 7 pm. At 9.30 pm they were both the same length. The longer. . . .

### Arrh!

##### Stage: 4 Challenge Level:

Triangle ABC is equilateral. D, the midpoint of BC, is the centre of the semi-circle whose radius is R which touches AB and AC, as well as a smaller circle with radius r which also touches AB and AC. . . .

### Roasting Old Chestnuts 3

##### Stage: 3 and 4

Mainly for teachers. More mathematics of yesteryear.

### Dilution Series Calculator

##### Stage: 4 Challenge Level:

Which dilutions can you make using 10ml pipettes and 100ml measuring cylinders?

### Using the Haemocytometer

##### Stage: 4 Challenge Level:

Practise your skills of proportional reasoning with this interactive haemocytometer.

### Half a Triangle

##### Stage: 4 Challenge Level:

Construct a line parallel to one side of a triangle so that the triangle is divided into two equal areas.

### Exact Dilutions

##### Stage: 4 Challenge Level:

Which exact dilution ratios can you make using only 2 dilutions?