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The Amazing Splitting Plant

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Can you work out how many flowers there will be on the Amazing Splitting Plant after it has been growing for six weeks?

Spiders and Flies

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There were 22 legs creeping across the web. How many flies? How many spiders?

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?

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!

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.

Secret Number

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Annie and Ben are playing a game with a calculator. What was Annie's secret number?

X Is 5 Squares

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

Claire's Counting Cards

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Claire thinks she has the most sports cards in her album. "I have 12 pages with 2 cards on each page", says Claire. Ross counts his cards. "No! I have 3 cards on each of my pages and there are. . . .

Six Ten Total

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

Double or Halve?

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Throw the dice and decide whether to double or halve the number. Will you be the first to reach the target?

The Tomato and the Bean

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At the beginning of May Tom put his tomato plant outside. On the same day he sowed a bean in another pot. When will the two be the same height?

Twizzle's Journey

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Twizzle, a female giraffe, needs transporting to another zoo. Which route will give the fastest journey?

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?

The Clockmaker's Birthday Cake

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The clockmaker's wife cut up his birthday cake to look like a clock face. Can you work out who received each piece?

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!

How Old?

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Cherri, Saxon, Mel and Paul are friends. They are all different ages. Can you find out the age of each friend using the information?

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.

Dividing a Cake

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Annie cut this numbered cake into 3 pieces with 3 cuts so that the numbers on each piece added to the same total. Where were the cuts and what fraction of the whole cake was each piece?

Napier's Bones

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The Scot, John Napier, invented these strips about 400 years ago to help calculate multiplication and division. Can you work out how to use Napier's bones to find the answer to these multiplications?

Asteroid Blast

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

It Figures

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Suppose we allow ourselves to use three numbers less than 10 and multiply them together. How many different products can you find? How do you know you've got them all?

Function Machines

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If the numbers 5, 7 and 4 go into this function machine, what numbers will come out?

The Money Maze

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Go through the maze, collecting and losing your money as you go. Which route gives you the highest return? And the lowest?

Highest and Lowest

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Put operations signs between the numbers 3 4 5 6 to make the highest possible number and lowest possible number.

Book Codes

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Look on the back of any modern book and you will find an ISBN code. Take this code and calculate this sum in the way shown. Can you see what the answers always have in common?

Zios and Zepts

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On the planet Vuv there are two sorts of creatures. The Zios have 3 legs and the Zepts have 7 legs. The great planetary explorer Nico counted 52 legs. How many Zios and how many Zepts were there?

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Use the information to work out how many gifts there are in each pile.

Clock Face

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Where can you draw a line on a clock face so that the numbers on both sides have the same total?

Make 100

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Find at least one way to put in some operation signs (+ - x ÷) to make these digits come to 100.

The Number Crunching Machine

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Put a number at the top of the machine and collect a number at the bottom. What do you get? Which numbers get back to themselves?

Magic Constants

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In a Magic Square all the rows, columns and diagonals add to the 'Magic Constant'. How would you change the magic constant of this square?

Machines

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What is happening at each box in these machines?

Sometimes We Lose Things

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Well now, what would happen if we lost all the nines in our number system? Have a go at writing the numbers out in this way and have a look at the multiplications table.

Cows and Sheep

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Use your logical reasoning to work out how many cows and how many sheep there are in each field.

Shapes in a Grid

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Can you find which shapes you need to put into the grid to make the totals at the end of each row and the bottom of each column?

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What happens when you add the digits of a number then multiply the result by 2 and you keep doing this? You could try for different numbers and different rules.

Become Maths Detectives

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Explore Alex's number plumber. What questions would you like to ask? Don't forget to keep visiting NRICH projects site for the latest developments and questions.

Journeys in Numberland

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Tom and Ben visited Numberland. Use the maps to work out the number of points each of their routes scores.

Escape from the Castle

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Skippy and Anna are locked in a room in a large castle. The key to that room, and all the other rooms, is a number. The numbers are locked away in a problem. Can you help them to get out?

Division Rules

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This challenge encourages you to explore dividing a three-digit number by a single-digit number.

Exploring Number Patterns You Make

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Explore Alex's number plumber. What questions would you like to ask? What do you think is happening to the numbers?

How Do You Do It?

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This group activity will encourage you to share calculation strategies and to think about which strategy might be the most efficient.

Fingers and Hands

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How would you count the number of fingers in these pictures?

Amy's Dominoes

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Amy has a box containing domino pieces but she does not think it is a complete set. She has 24 dominoes in her box and there are 125 spots on them altogether. Which of her domino pieces are missing?

Being Determined - Primary Number

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Number problems at primary level that may require determination.

Sept03 Sept03 Sept03

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This number has 903 digits. What is the sum of all 903 digits?

Month Mania

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Can you design a new shape for the twenty-eight squares and arrange the numbers in a logical way? What patterns do you notice?

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.

It Was 2010!

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If the answer's 2010, what could the question be?