Here are some rods that are different colours. How could I make a dark green rod using yellow and white rods?
How would you create the largest possible two-digit even number
from the digit I've given you and one of your choice?
My cube has inky marks on each face. Can you find the route it has
taken? What does each face look like?
Place the 16 different combinations of cup/saucer in this 4 by 4
arrangement so that no row or column contains more than one cup or
saucer of the same colour.
Can you order the digits from 1-6 to make a number which is
divisible by 6 so when the last digit is removed it becomes a
5-figure number divisible by 5, and so on?
There are three tables in a room with blocks of chocolate on each.
Where would be the best place for each child in the class to sit if
they came in one at a time?
This cube has ink on each face which leaves marks on paper as it is rolled. Can you work out what is on each face and the route it has taken?
Have a look at the interesting alternative versions of the Dotty
Six game that were suggested.
Go to last month's problems to see more solutions.
In this article for teachers, Bernard describes ways to challenge higher-attaining children at primary level.
We're excited about this new program for drawing beautiful mathematical designs. Can you work out how we made our first few pictures and, even better, share your most elegant solutions with us?