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?
The ancient Egyptians were said to make right-angled triangles
using a rope with twelve equal sections divided by knots. What
other triangles could you make if you had a rope like this?
When intergalactic Wag Worms are born they look just like a cube.
Each year they grow another cube in any direction. Find all the
shapes that five-year-old Wag Worms can be.
During the third hour after midnight the hands on a clock point in
the same direction (so one hand is over the top of the other). At
what time, to the nearest second, does this happen?
How many pairs of numbers can you find that add up to a multiple of
11? Do you notice anything interesting about your results?
Play the divisibility game to create numbers in which the first two digits make a number divisible by 2, the first three digits make a number divisible by 3...
I'm thinking of a number. When my number is divided by 5 the
remainder is 4. When my number is divided by 3 the remainder is 2.
Can you find my number?
We had lots of impressive solutions to this problem. You were able
to explain very clearly why odds and evens are so important.
Go to last month's problems to see more solutions.
Peter Hall was one of four NRICH Teacher Fellows who worked on
embedding NRICH materials into their teaching. In this article, he
writes about his experiences of working with students at Key Stage
A game that tests your understanding of remainders.