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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?

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!

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?

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.

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?

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?

X Is 5 Squares

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

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!

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?

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?

Super Shapes

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The value of the circle changes in each of the following problems. Can you discover its value in each problem?

Rocco's Race

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Rocco ran in a 200 m race for his class. Use the information to find out how many runners there were in the race and what Rocco's finishing position was.

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.

Abundant Numbers

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48 is called an abundant number because it is less than the sum of its factors (without itself). Can you find some more abundant numbers?

Asteroid Blast

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

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?

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?

How Many Eggs?

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Peter, Melanie, Amil and Jack received a total of 38 chocolate eggs. Use the information to work out how many eggs each person had.

Special 24

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Find another number that is one short of a square number and when you double it and add 1, the result is also a square number.

Throw a 100

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Can you score 100 by throwing rings on this board? Is there more than way to do it?

Clever Keys

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On a calculator, make 15 by using only the 2 key and any of the four operations keys. How many ways can you find to do it?

Buckets of Thinking

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There are three buckets each of which holds a maximum of 5 litres. Use the clues to work out how much liquid there is in each bucket.

Oranges and Lemons

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On the table there is a pile of oranges and lemons that weighs exactly one kilogram. Using the information, can you work out how many lemons there are?

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?

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.

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.

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?

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

Clever Santa

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All the girls would like a puzzle each for Christmas and all the boys would like a book each. Solve the riddle to find out how many puzzles and books Santa left.

Penta Post

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Here are the prices for 1st and 2nd class mail within the UK. You have an unlimited number of each of these stamps. Which stamps would you need to post a parcel weighing 825g?

Route Product

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Find the product of the numbers on the routes from A to B. Which route has the smallest product? Which the largest?

Mystery Matrix

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Can you fill in this table square? The numbers 2 -12 were used to generate it with just one number used twice.

Back to School

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Mr. Sunshine tells the children they will have 2 hours of homework. After several calculations, Harry says he hasn't got time to do this homework. Can you see where his reasoning is wrong?

Machines

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What is happening at each box in these machines?

Four Goodness Sake

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Use 4 four times with simple operations so that you get the answer 12. Can you make 15, 16 and 17 too?

The Deca Tree

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Find out what a Deca Tree is and then work out how many leaves there will be after the woodcutter has cut off a trunk, a branch, a twig and a leaf.

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?

Function Machines

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

Oh! Harry!

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

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?

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?

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?

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?

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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.

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?

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?

1, 2, 3, 4, 5

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Using the numbers 1, 2, 3, 4 and 5 once and only once, and the operations x and ÷ once and only once, what is the smallest whole number you can make?

Shape Times Shape

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These eleven shapes each stand for a different number. Can you use the multiplication sums to work out what they are?

Six Ten Total

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