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Broad Topics > Calculations and Numerical Methods > Number operations - generally

Stage: 3 Challenge Level:

Replace the letters with numbers to make the addition work out correctly. R E A D + T H I S = P A G E

Mathematical Symbols

Stage: 1, 2 and 3

A brief article written for pupils about mathematical symbols.

Think of Two Numbers

Stage: 3 Challenge Level:

Think of two whole numbers under 10, and follow the steps. I can work out both your numbers very quickly. How?

History of Money

Stage: 1, 2 and 3

If you would like a new CD you would probably go into a shop and buy one using coins or notes. (You might need to do a bit of saving first!) However, this way of paying for the things you want did. . . .

Consecutive Seven

Stage: 3 Challenge Level:

Can you arrange these numbers into 7 subsets, each of three numbers, so that when the numbers in each are added together, they make seven consecutive numbers?

Why 8?

Stage: 3 Challenge Level:

Choose any four consecutive even numbers. Multiply the two middle numbers together. Multiply the first and last numbers. Now subtract your second answer from the first. Try it with your own. . . .

Is it Magic or Is it Maths?

Stage: 3 Challenge Level:

Here are three 'tricks' to amaze your friends. But the really clever trick is explaining to them why these 'tricks' are maths not magic. Like all good magicians, you should practice by trying. . . .

Legs Eleven

Stage: 3 Challenge Level:

Take any four digit number. Move the first digit to the 'back of the queue' and move the rest along. Now add your two numbers. What properties do your answers always have?

Stage: 3 Challenge Level:

Think of a number, add one, double it, take away 3, add the number you first thought of, add 7, divide by 3 and take away the number you first thought of. You should now be left with 2. How do I. . . .

Stage: 3 Challenge Level:

Make a set of numbers that use all the digits from 1 to 9, once and once only. Add them up. The result is divisible by 9. Add each of the digits in the new number. What is their sum? Now try some. . . .

The Genie in the Jar

Stage: 3 Challenge Level:

This jar used to hold perfumed oil. It contained enough oil to fill granid silver bottles. Each bottle held enough to fill ozvik golden goblets and each goblet held enough to fill vaswik crystal. . . .

On What Day Did it Happen?

Stage: 1, 2 and 3

Read this article to find out the mathematical method for working out what day of the week each particular date fell on back as far as 1700.

Alphabetti Sudoku

Stage: 3 and 4 Challenge Level:

This Sudoku requires you to do some working backwards before working forwards.