In this game you throw two dice and find their total, then move the appropriate counter to the right. Which counter reaches the purple box first? Is this what you would expect?
Can you put the numbers 1 to 8 into the circles so that the four
calculations are correct?
This 100 square jigsaw is written in code. It starts with 1 and
ends with 100. Can you build it up?
How many different sets of numbers with at least four members can
you find in the numbers in this box?
There are three buckets each of which holds a maximum of 5 litres.
Use the clues to work out how much liquid there is in each bucket.
A country has decided to have just two different coins, 3z and 5z
coins. Which totals can be made? Is there a largest total that
cannot be made? How do you know?
Can you arrange the numbers 1 to 17 in a row so that each adjacent
pair adds up to a square number?
Charlie and Lynne put a counter on 42. They wondered if they could
visit all the other numbers on their 1-100 board, moving the
counter using just these two operations: x2 and -5. What do you
This problem was very well answered by many of you using a
systematic approach. You knew that you hadn't missed out any
possibilities because of the way you ordered the solutions. Well
Go to last month's problems to see more solutions.
This fascinating article delves into the world of talk in the
classroom and explains how an understanding of talking can really
improve the learning of mathematics.
This article stems from research on the teaching of proof and
offers guidance on how to move learners from focussing on
experimental arguments to mathematical arguments and deductive
A train building game for 2 players.