Yasmin and Zach have some bears to share. Which numbers of bears
can they share so that there are none left over?
Frances and Rishi were given a bag of lollies. They shared them out evenly and had one left over. How many lollies could there have been in the bag?
Here is a picnic that Petros and Michael are going to share equally. Can you tell us what each of them will have?
Andy had a big bag of marbles but unfortunately the bottom of it
split and all the marbles spilled out. Use the information to find
out how many there were in the bag originally.
A 750 ml bottle of concentrated orange squash is enough to make
fifteen 250 ml glasses of diluted orange drink. How much water is
needed to make 10 litres of this drink?
Mum, Dad, Tim and Jill moved into a new house. If they cut down the
big tree, will it miss the greenhouse?
There are some water lilies in a lake. The area that they cover doubles in size every day. After 17 days the whole lake is covered. How long did it take them to cover half the lake?
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?
Ben passed a third of his counters to Jack, Jack passed a quarter
of his counters to Emma and Emma passed a fifth of her counters to
Ben. After this they all had the same number of counters.
Mike and Monisha meet at the race track, which is 400m round. Just to make a point, Mike runs anticlockwise whilst Monisha runs clockwise. Where will they meet on their way around and will they ever. . . .
Each letter represents a different positive digit
AHHAAH / JOKE = HA
What are the values of each of the letters?
Can you find the value of this function involving algebraic
fractions for x=2000?
To break down an algebraic fraction into partial fractions in which all the denominators are linear and all the numerators are constants you sometimes need complex numbers.
When if ever do you get the right answer if you add two fractions
by adding the numerators and adding the denominators?
In four years 2001 to 2004 Arsenal have been drawn against Chelsea
in the FA cup and have beaten Chelsea every time. What was the
probability of this? Lots of fractions in the calculations!
Jack, Alex and Ruth show different ways of recording solutions to make sure they are being systematic.
Jack, Luke and Mikey demonstrate several different ways of solving this tricky-looking problem.
This problem caught a lot of you out!
We received several good solutions. Working with complex numbers the sine function can take any value and is not restricted to being between -1 and 1.
Who first used fractions? Were they always written in the same way? How did fractions reach us here? These are the sorts of questions which this article will answer for you.
Oware is a Mankala-like game of strategy from Ghana. Simple rules, but not so simple to win - and you'd better be good at counting! Play the computer or play a friend.
This article for pupils and teachers looks at a number that even the great mathematician, Pythagoras, found terrifying.
How many moves does it take to swap over some red and blue frogs? Do you have a method?