25 students are queuing in a straight line. How many are there
between Julia and Jenny?
As you come down the ladders of the Tall Tower you collect useful
spells. Which way should you go to collect the most spells?
Move from the START to the FINISH by moving across or down to the
next square. Can you find a route to make these totals?
A dog is looking for a good place to bury his bone. Can you work
out where he started and ended in each case? What possible routes
could he have taken?
Can you draw a continuous line through 16 numbers on this grid so
that the total of the numbers you pass through is as high as
I start my journey in Rio de Janeiro and visit all the cities as Hamilton described, passing through Canberra before Madrid, and then returning to Rio. What route could I have taken?
Emma, Hannah, Shawnee and Sophie from Oakwood Junior School Maths Club show how drawing on isometric paper is a great way to show 3D shapes clearly.
Go to last month's problems to see more solutions.
This article for teachers discusses examples of problems in which
there is no obvious method but in which children can be encouraged
to think deeply about the context and extend their ability to think
mathematically, especially geometrically.
A game for 2 people. Take turns joining two dots, until your opponent is unable to move.