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### That Number Square!

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

Exploring the structure of a number square: how quickly can you put the number tiles in the right place on the grid?

### Seven Squares

##### Stage: 3 Challenge Level:

Watch these videos to see how Phoebe, Alice and Luke chose to draw 7 squares. How would they draw 100?

### Bryony's Triangle

##### Stage: 2 Challenge Level:

Watch the video to see how to fold a square of paper to create a flower. What fraction of the piece of paper is the small triangle?

### Dotty Six

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

Dotty Six is a simple dice game that you can adapt in many ways.

### Become Maths Detectives

##### Stage: 2 Challenge Level:

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.

### How Many?

##### Stage: 1 Challenge Level:

This project challenges you to work out the number of cubes hidden under a cloth. What questions would you like to ask?

### 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.

### Twisting and Turning

##### Stage: 3 Challenge Level:

Take a look at the video and try to find a sequence of moves that will take you back to zero.

### Method in Multiplying Madness?

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

Watch our videos of multiplication methods that you may not have met before. Can you make sense of them?

### Whirlyball

##### Stage: 5 Challenge Level:

Whirl a conker around in a horizontal circle on a piece of string. What is the smallest angular speed with which it can whirl?

### Seven Squares - Group-worthy Task

##### Stage: 3 Challenge Level:

Choose a couple of the sequences. Try to picture how to make the next, and the next, and the next... Can you describe your reasoning?

### Amazing Card Trick

##### Stage: 3 Challenge Level:

How is it possible to predict the card?

### Take Three from Five

##### Stage: 4 Challenge Level:

Caroline and James pick sets of five numbers. Charlie chooses three of them that add together to make a multiple of three. Can they stop him?

### Beelines

##### Stage: 4 Challenge Level:

Is there a relationship between the coordinates of the endpoints of a line and the number of grid squares it crosses?

### Summing Consecutive Numbers

##### Stage: 3 Challenge Level:

Many numbers can be expressed as the sum of two or more consecutive integers. For example, 15=7+8 and 10=1+2+3+4. Can you say which numbers can be expressed in this way?

### Dotty Six for Two

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

Dotty Six game for an adult and child. Will you be the first to have three sixes in a straight line?

### 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?

### Up, Down, Flying Around

##### Stage: 3 Challenge Level:

Play this game to learn about adding and subtracting positive and negative numbers

### Strange Bank Account

##### Stage: 3 Challenge Level:

Imagine a very strange bank account where you are only allowed to do two things...

### A Brief Introduction to Complex Numbers

##### Stage: 4 and 5 Challenge Level:

In this problem, we define complex numbers and invite you to explore what happens when you add and multiply them.

### Perimeter Possibilities

##### Stage: 3 Challenge Level:

I'm thinking of a rectangle with an area of 24. What could its perimeter be?

### Sorted

##### Stage: 5 Challenge Level:

How can you quickly sort a suit of cards in order from Ace to King?

### James's Code Challenge

##### Stage: 2, 3, 4 and 5 Challenge Level:

The Enigma Project's James Grime has created a video code challenge. Watch it here!

### Constructing Triangles

##### Stage: 3 Challenge Level:

Generate three random numbers to determine the side lengths of a triangle. What triangles can you draw?

### Take One Example

##### Stage: 1 and 2

This article introduces the idea of generic proof for younger children and illustrates how one example can offer a proof of a general result through unpacking its underlying structure.

### Summing Geometric Progressions

##### Stage: 4 and 5 Challenge Level:

Watch the video to see how to sum the sequence. Can you adapt the method to sum other sequences?

### Factorising with Multilink

##### Stage: 4 Challenge Level:

Can you find out what is special about the dimensions of rectangles you can make with squares, sticks and units?

### Helicopters

##### Stage: 2, 3 and 4 Challenge Level:

Design and test a paper helicopter. What is the best design?

### Always a Multiple?

##### Stage: 3 Challenge Level:

Think of a two digit number, reverse the digits, and add the numbers together. Something special happens...

### Jo Boaler Explains Complex Instruction

##### Stage: 1, 2, 3, 4 and 5 Challenge Level:

A video clip of Jo Boaler talking about Complex Instruction.

### Introduction to Number Plumber

##### Stage: 2, 3, 4 and 5 Challenge Level:

Video showing how to use the Number Plumber

### Steve's Mapping

##### Stage: 5 Challenge Level:

Steve has created two mappings. Can you figure out what they do? What questions do they prompt you to ask?

### Alison's Mapping

##### Stage: 4 Challenge Level:

Alison has created two mappings. Can you figure out what they do? What questions do they prompt you to ask?

### Charlie's Mapping

##### Stage: 3 Challenge Level:

Charlie has created a mapping. Can you figure out what it does? What questions does it prompt you to ask?

### Turning the Place Over

##### Stage: 3, 4 and 5 Challenge Level:

As part of Liverpool08 European Capital of Culture there were a huge number of events and displays. One of the art installations was called "Turning the Place Over". Can you find our how it works?

### Drawing Celtic Knots

##### Stage: 3 Challenge Level:

Here is a chance to create some Celtic knots and explore the mathematics behind them.

### Kingsfield School - Building on Rich Starting Points

##### Stage: 1, 2, 3, 4 and 5

Alf and Tracy explain how the Kingsfield School maths department use common tasks to encourage all students to think mathematically about key areas in the curriculum.

### Plaited Origami Polyhedra

##### Stage: 2, 3 and 4 Challenge Level:

These models have appeared around the Centre for Mathematical Sciences. Perhaps you would like to try to make some similar models of your own.

### Slick Summing

##### Stage: 4 Challenge Level:

Watch the video to see how Charlie works out the sum. Can you adapt his method?

### Speedy Summations

##### Stage: 5 Challenge Level:

Watch the video to see how to add together an arithmetic sequence of numbers efficiently.

### Power Countdown

##### Stage: 4 Challenge Level:

In this twist on the well-known Countdown numbers game, use your knowledge of Powers and Roots to make a target.

### Air Nets

##### Stage: 2, 3, 4 and 5 Challenge Level:

Can you visualise whether these nets fold up into 3D shapes? Watch the videos each time to see if you were correct.

### Galley Division

##### Stage: 4 Challenge Level:

Can you explain how Galley Division works?

### Circuit Maker

##### Stage: 3, 4 and 5 Challenge Level:

Investigate how logic gates work in circuits.

### Impossible Triangles?

##### Stage: 5 Challenge Level:

Which of these triangular jigsaws are impossible to finish?

### Turning Tangles

##### Stage: 3 Challenge Level:

Look carefully at the video of a tangle and explain what's happening.

### Turning Granny

##### Stage: 2 Challenge Level:

A brief video looking at how you can sometimes use symmetry to distinguish knots. Can you use this idea to investigate the differences between the granny knot and the reef knot?

### Impossible Square?

##### Stage: 5 Challenge Level:

Can you make a square from these triangles?

### The Invertible Trefoil

##### Stage: 4 Challenge Level:

When is a knot invertible ?

### ACE, TWO, THREE...

##### Stage: 3 Challenge Level:

Can you picture how to order the cards to reproduce Charlie's card trick for yourself?