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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.

One Big Triangle

Stage: 1 Challenge Level:

Make one big triangle so the numbers that touch on the small triangles add to 10. You could use the interactivity to help you.

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?

A Dotty Problem

Stage: 2 Challenge Level:

Starting with the number 180, take away 9 again and again, joining up the dots as you go. Watch out - don't join all the dots!

Painting Possibilities

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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. . . .

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?

The Brown Family

Stage: 1 Challenge Level:

Use the information about Sally and her brother to find out how many children there are in the Brown family.

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.

Number Balance

Stage: 1 Challenge Level:

Can you hang weights in the right place to make the equaliser balance?

Cycling Squares

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Can you make a cycle of pairs that add to make a square number using all the numbers in the box below, once and once only?

Ring a Ring of Numbers

Stage: 1 Challenge Level:

Choose four of the numbers from 1 to 9 to put in the squares so that the differences between joined squares are odd.

Domino Numbers

Stage: 2 Challenge Level:

Can you see why 2 by 2 could be 5? Can you predict what 2 by 10 will be?

Which Symbol?

Stage: 2 Challenge Level:

Choose a symbol to put into the number sentence.

Dodecamagic

Stage: 2 Challenge Level:

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?

One Million to Seven

Stage: 2 Challenge Level:

Start by putting one million (1 000 000) into the display of your calculator. Can you reduce this to 7 using just the 7 key and add, subtract, multiply, divide and equals as many times as you like?

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.

Stage: 1 and 2 Challenge Level:

Place six toy ladybirds into the box so that there are two ladybirds in every column and every row.

More Children and Plants

Stage: 2 and 3 Challenge Level:

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

Neighbours

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In a square in which the houses are evenly spaced, numbers 3 and 10 are opposite each other. What is the smallest and what is the largest possible number of houses in the square?

The Pied Piper of Hamelin

Stage: 2 Challenge Level:

This problem is based on the story of the Pied Piper of Hamelin. Investigate the different numbers of people and rats there could have been if you know how many legs there are altogether!

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?

Fair Exchange

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In your bank, you have three types of coins. The number of spots shows how much they are worth. Can you choose coins to exchange with the groups given to make the same total?

Stage: 2 Challenge Level:

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?

Making Trains

Stage: 1 Challenge Level:

Can you make a train the same length as Laura's but using three differently coloured rods? Is there only one way of doing it?

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.

Pouring the Punch Drink

Stage: 2 Challenge Level:

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.

Cuisenaire Environment

Stage: 1 and 2 Challenge Level:

An environment which simulates working with Cuisenaire rods.

Code Breaker

Stage: 2 Challenge Level:

This problem is based on a code using two different prime numbers less than 10. You'll need to multiply them together and shift the alphabet forwards by the result. Can you decipher the code?

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.

Weighted Numbers

Stage: 1 Challenge Level:

Use the number weights to find different ways of balancing the equaliser.

Number Differences

Stage: 2 Challenge Level:

Place the numbers from 1 to 9 in the squares below so that the difference between joined squares is odd. How many different ways can you do this?

Stage: 2 Challenge Level:

If you have only four weights, where could you place them in order to balance this equaliser?

Rabbits in the Pen

Stage: 2 Challenge Level:

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

A-magical Number Maze

Stage: 2 Challenge Level:

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!

Picture a Pyramid ...

Stage: 2 Challenge Level:

Imagine a pyramid which is built in square layers of small cubes. If we number the cubes from the top, starting with 1, can you picture which cubes are directly below this first cube?

Tug of War

Stage: 1 Challenge Level:

Can you use the numbers on the dice to reach your end of the number line before your partner beats you?

Getting the Balance

Stage: 1 Challenge Level:

If you hang two weights on one side of this balance, in how many different ways can you hang three weights on the other side for it to be balanced?

X Is 5 Squares

Stage: 2 Challenge Level:

Can you arrange 5 different digits (from 0 - 9) in the cross in the way described?

Homes

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There are to be 6 homes built on a new development site. They could be semi-detached, detached or terraced houses. How many different combinations of these can you find?

Two Egg Timers

Stage: 2 Challenge Level:

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?

Bean Bags for Bernard's Bag

Stage: 2 Challenge Level:

How could you put eight beanbags in the hoops so that there are four in the blue hoop, five in the red and six in the yellow? Can you find all the ways of doing this?

Sums and Differences 1

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This challenge focuses on finding the sum and difference of pairs of two-digit numbers.

More Carroll Diagrams

Stage: 2 Challenge Level:

How have the numbers been placed in this Carroll diagram? Which labels would you put on each row and column?

Stage: 2 Challenge Level:

Write the numbers up to 64 in an interesting way so that the shape they make at the end is interesting, different, more exciting ... than just a square.

Train Carriages

Stage: 1 and 2 Challenge Level:

Suppose there is a train with 24 carriages which are going to be put together to make up some new trains. Can you find all the ways that this can be done?

Twenty Divided Into Six

Stage: 2 Challenge Level:

Katie had a pack of 20 cards numbered from 1 to 20. She arranged the cards into 6 unequal piles where each pile added to the same total. What was the total and how could this be done?

Up and Down

Stage: 1 Challenge Level:

Sam got into an elevator. He went down five floors, up six floors, down seven floors, then got out on the second floor. On what floor did he get on?

Spell by Numbers

Stage: 2 Challenge Level:

Can you substitute numbers for the letters in these sums?

Oh! Harry!

Stage: 2 Challenge Level:

A group of children are using measuring cylinders but they lose the labels. Can you help relabel them?

Carroll Diagrams

Stage: 1 Challenge Level:

Use the interactivities to fill in these Carroll diagrams. How do you know where to place the numbers?