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### Number Tracks

##### Stage: 2 Challenge Level:

Benâ€™s class were cutting up number tracks. First they cut them into twos and added up the numbers on each piece. What patterns could they see?

### Centred Squares

##### Stage: 2 Challenge Level:

This challenge, written for the Young Mathematicians' Award, invites you to explore 'centred squares'.

### Calendar Calculations

##### Stage: 2 Challenge Level:

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?

### Growing Garlic

##### Stage: 1 Challenge Level:

Ben and his mum are planting garlic. Use the interactivity to help you find out how many cloves of garlic they might have had.

### Unit Differences

##### Stage: 1 Challenge Level:

This challenge is about finding the difference between numbers which have the same tens digit.

### Polygonals

##### Stage: 2 Challenge Level:

Polygonal numbers are those that are arranged in shapes as they enlarge. Explore the polygonal numbers drawn here.

### Sticky Triangles

##### Stage: 2 Challenge Level:

Can you continue this pattern of triangles and begin to predict how many sticks are used for each new "layer"?

### Lots of Lollies

##### Stage: 1 Challenge Level:

Frances and Rishi were given a bag of lollies. They shared them out evenly and had one left over. How many lollies could there have been in the bag?

### Broken Toaster

##### Stage: 2 Short Challenge Level:

Only one side of a two-slice toaster is working. What is the quickest way to toast both sides of three slices of bread?

### Tiling

##### Stage: 2 Challenge Level:

An investigation that gives you the opportunity to make and justify predictions.

### How Odd

##### Stage: 1 Challenge Level:

This problem challenges you to find out how many odd numbers there are between pairs of numbers. Can you find a pair of numbers that has four odds between them?

### Journeys in Numberland

##### Stage: 2 Challenge Level:

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

### Sums and Differences 1

##### Stage: 2 Challenge Level:

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

### Button-up Some More

##### Stage: 2 Challenge Level:

How many ways can you find to do up all four buttons on my coat? How about if I had five buttons? Six ...?

### Lost Books

##### Stage: 2 Challenge Level:

While we were sorting some papers we found 3 strange sheets which seemed to come from small books but there were page numbers at the foot of each page. Did the pages come from the same book?

### Magic Constants

##### Stage: 2 Challenge Level:

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?

### Sums and Differences 2

##### Stage: 2 Challenge Level:

Find the sum and difference between a pair of two-digit numbers. Now find the sum and difference between the sum and difference! What happens?

### Build it up More

##### Stage: 2 Challenge Level:

This task follows on from Build it Up and takes the ideas into three dimensions!

### Round and Round the Circle

##### Stage: 2 Challenge Level:

What happens if you join every second point on this circle? How about every third point? Try with different steps and see if you can predict what will happen.

### Build it Up

##### Stage: 2 Challenge Level:

Can you find all the ways to get 15 at the top of this triangle of numbers?

### Doplication

##### Stage: 2 Challenge Level:

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?

### Got it for Two

##### Stage: 2 Challenge Level:

Got It game for an adult and child. How can you play so that you know you will always win?

### Division Rules

##### Stage: 2 Challenge Level:

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

### The Add and Take-away Path

##### Stage: 1 Challenge Level:

Two children made up a game as they walked along the garden paths. Can you find out their scores? Can you find some paths of your own?

### Area and Perimeter

##### Stage: 2 Challenge Level:

What can you say about these shapes? This problem challenges you to create shapes with different areas and perimeters.

### Sitting Round the Party Tables

##### Stage: 1 and 2 Challenge Level:

Sweets are given out to party-goers in a particular way. Investigate the total number of sweets received by people sitting in different positions.

### Three Dice

##### Stage: 2 Challenge Level:

Investigate the sum of the numbers on the top and bottom faces of a line of three dice. What do you notice?

### Dice Stairs

##### Stage: 2 Challenge Level:

Can you make dice stairs using the rules stated? How do you know you have all the possible stairs?

### Always, Sometimes or Never? Number

##### Stage: 2 Challenge Level:

Are these statements always true, sometimes true or never true?

### Strike it Out

##### Stage: 1 and 2 Challenge Level:

Use your addition and subtraction skills, combined with some strategic thinking, to beat your partner at this game.

### Snake Coils

##### Stage: 2 Challenge Level:

This challenge asks you to imagine a snake coiling on itself.

### What Could it Be?

##### Stage: 1 Challenge Level:

In this calculation, the box represents a missing digit. What could the digit be? What would the solution be in each case?

### Rope Mat

##### Stage: 2 Challenge Level:

How many centimetres of rope will I need to make another mat just like the one I have here?

### Strike it Out for Two

##### Stage: 1 and 2 Challenge Level:

Strike it Out game for an adult and child. Can you stop your partner from being able to go?

### Nim-7 for Two

##### Stage: 1 and 2 Challenge Level:

Nim-7 game for an adult and child. Who will be the one to take the last counter?

### Round the Dice Decimals 1

##### Stage: 2 Challenge Level:

Use two dice to generate two numbers with one decimal place. What happens when you round these numbers to the nearest whole number?

### Round the Three Dice

##### Stage: 2 Challenge Level:

What happens when you round these three-digit numbers to the nearest 100?

### Always, Sometimes or Never?

##### Stage: 1 and 2 Challenge Level:

Are these statements relating to odd and even numbers always true, sometimes true or never true?

### Play to 37

##### Stage: 2 Challenge Level:

In this game for two players, the idea is to take it in turns to choose 1, 3, 5 or 7. The winner is the first to make the total 37.

### Round the Dice Decimals 2

##### Stage: 2 Challenge Level:

What happens when you round these numbers to the nearest whole number?

### Round the Two Dice

##### Stage: 1 Challenge Level:

This activity focuses on rounding to the nearest 10.

### Walking the Squares

##### Stage: 2 Challenge Level:

Find a route from the outside to the inside of this square, stepping on as many tiles as possible.

### Fault-free Rectangles

##### Stage: 2 Challenge Level:

Find out what a "fault-free" rectangle is and try to make some of your own.

### Oddly

##### Stage: 2 Challenge Level:

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

### Simple Train Journeys

##### Stage: 1 and 2 Challenge Level:

How many different journeys could you make if you were going to visit four stations in this network? How about if there were five stations? Can you predict the number of journeys for seven stations?

### Got It

##### Stage: 2 and 3 Challenge Level:

A game for two people, or play online. Given a target number, say 23, and a range of numbers to choose from, say 1-4, players take it in turns to add to the running total to hit their target.

### Magic Vs

##### Stage: 2 Challenge Level:

Can you put the numbers 1-5 in the V shape so that both 'arms' have the same total?

### Taking Steps

##### Stage: 2 Challenge Level:

In each of the pictures the invitation is for you to: Count what you see. Identify how you think the pattern would continue.

### Magic Circles

##### Stage: 2 Challenge Level:

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?

### Cut it Out

##### Stage: 2 Challenge Level:

Can you dissect an equilateral triangle into 6 smaller ones? What number of smaller equilateral triangles is it NOT possible to dissect a larger equilateral triangle into?