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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?

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?

Dice and Spinner Numbers

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If you had any number of ordinary dice, what are the possible ways of making their totals 6? What would the product of the dice be each time?

The Dice Train

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This dice train has been made using specific rules. How many different trains can you make?

Calendar Calculations

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Try adding together the dates of all the days in one week. Now multiply the first date by 7 and add 21. Can you explain what happens?

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?

Oddly

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Find the sum of all three-digit numbers each of whose digits is odd.

The Puzzling Sweet Shop

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There were chews for 2p, mini eggs for 3p, Chocko bars for 5p and lollypops for 7p in the sweet shop. What could each of the children buy with their money?

On Target

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You have 5 darts and your target score is 44. How many different ways could you score 44?

Hubble, Bubble

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Winifred Wytsh bought a box each of jelly babies, milk jelly bears, yellow jelly bees and jelly belly beans. In how many different ways could she make a jolly jelly feast with 32 legs?

Oh! Harry!

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

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?

Rod Measures

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Using 3 rods of integer lengths, none longer than 10 units and not using any rod more than once, you can measure all the lengths in whole units from 1 to 10 units. How many ways can you do this?

Today's Date - 01/06/2009

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What do you notice about the date 03.06.09? Or 08.01.09? This challenge invites you to investigate some interesting dates yourself.

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.

A Mixed-up Clock

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There is a clock-face where the numbers have become all mixed up. Can you find out where all the numbers have got to from these ten statements?

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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?

The Pied Piper of Hamelin

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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!

Being Thoughtful - Primary Number

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Number problems at primary level that require careful consideration.

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!

Zargon Glasses

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Zumf makes spectacles for the residents of the planet Zargon, who have either 3 eyes or 4 eyes. How many lenses will Zumf need to make all the different orders for 9 families?

Reach 100

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Choose four different digits from 1-9 and put one in each box so that the resulting four two-digit numbers add to a total of 100.

Difference

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Place the numbers 1 to 10 in the circles so that each number is the difference between the two numbers just below it.

Page Numbers

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Exactly 195 digits have been used to number the pages in a book. How many pages does the book have?

How Much Did it Cost?

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Use your logical-thinking skills to deduce how much Dan's crisps and ice-cream cost altogether.

Prompt Cards

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These two group activities use mathematical reasoning - one is numerical, one geometric.

Magic Circles

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Put the numbers 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6 into the squares so that the numbers on each circle add up to the same amount. Can you find the rule for giving another set of six numbers?

Scoring with Dice

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I throw three dice and get 5, 3 and 2. Add the scores on the three dice. What do you get? Now multiply the scores. What do you notice?

All Seated

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Look carefully at the numbers. What do you notice? Can you make another square using the numbers 1 to 16, that displays the same properties?

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?

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?

Polo Square

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Arrange eight of the numbers between 1 and 9 in the Polo Square below so that each side adds to the same total.

Asteroid Blast

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A game for 2 people. Use your skills of addition, subtraction, multiplication and division to blast the asteroids.

A Square of Numbers

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Can you put the numbers 1 to 8 into the circles so that the four calculations are correct?

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.

Worms

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Place this "worm" on the 100 square and find the total of the four squares it covers. Keeping its head in the same place, what other totals can you make?

Finding Fifteen

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Tim had nine cards each with a different number from 1 to 9 on it. How could he have put them into three piles so that the total in each pile was 15?

Money Bags

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Ram divided 15 pennies among four small bags. He could then pay any sum of money from 1p to 15p without opening any bag. How many pennies did Ram put in each bag?

Take Three Numbers

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What happens when you add three numbers together? Will your answer be odd or even? How do you know?

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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.

Bean Bags for Bernard's Bag

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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?

X Is 5 Squares

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

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Lolla bought a balloon at the circus. She gave the clown six coins to pay for it. What could Lolla have paid for the balloon?

Twenty Divided Into Six

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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?

Roll These Dice

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Roll two red dice and a green dice. Add the two numbers on the red dice and take away the number on the green. What are all the different possibilities that could come up?

Sums and Differences 1

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

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.

Six Ten Total

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This challenge combines addition, multiplication, perseverance and even proof.

Doplication

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We can arrange dots in a similar way to the 5 on a dice and they usually sit quite well into a rectangular shape. How many altogether in this 3 by 5? What happens for other sizes?

Train Carriages

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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?