These five clowns work in pairs. What is the same and what is
different about each pair's faces?
Ahmed is making rods using different numbers of cubes. Which rod is
twice the length of his first rod?
If the answer's 2010, what could the question be?
Can you work out the height of Baby Bear's chair and whose bed is
whose if all the things the three bears have are in the same
Using different numbers of sticks, how many different triangles are
you able to make? Can you make any rules about the numbers of
sticks that make the most triangles?
In this challenge, buckets come in five different sizes. If you choose some buckets, can you investigate the different ways in which they can be filled?
Can you work out which drink has the stronger flavour?
There are lots of ideas to explore in these sequences of ordered
Whenever a monkey has peaches, he always keeps a fraction of them each day, gives the rest away, and then eats one. How long could he make his peaches last for?
Imagine different shaped vessels being filled. Can you work out
what the graphs of the water level should look like?
A mother wants to share a sum of money by giving each of her
children in turn a lump sum plus a fraction of the remainder. How
can she do this in order to share the money out equally?
Various solids are lowered into a beaker of water. How does the
water level rise in each case?
Scientists often require solutions which are diluted to a
particular concentration. In this problem, you can explore the
mathematics of simple dilutions
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Starting with two basic vector steps, which destinations can you
reach on a vector walk?
Which curve is which, and how would you plan a route to pass between them?
Can you find the volumes of the mathematical vessels?
You had some very thoughtful suggestions about the possible
meanings of these drawings.
Many of you found some fascinating patterns in the numbers which
you were also able to explain.
We received lots of solutions which used both numerical and
algebraic reasoning to explain the patterns people found.
This fascinating problem provides an interesting opportunity to mix
algebra, common sense and numerical analysis. Our solutions reflect
This article for teachers suggests ideas for activities built around 10 and 2010.
Can you find six numbers to go in the Daisy from which you can make
all the numbers from 1 to a number bigger than 25?
The second of three articles on the History of Trigonometry.
Which dilutions can you make using 10ml pipettes and 100ml
Follow the mathematical journey of a sixth-former as she spent four
weeks working on stemNRICH problems.
Advanced problems in the mathematical sciences.
Which of these roads will satisfy a Munchkin builder?