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Age 11 to 14

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How many moves does it take to swap over some red and blue frogs? Do you have a method?

Age 11 to 14

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A 2 by 3 rectangle contains 8 squares and a 3 by 4 rectangle contains 20 squares. What size rectangle(s) contain(s) exactly 100 squares? Can you find them all?

Age 11 to 14

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How many pairs of numbers can you find that add up to a multiple of 11? Do you notice anything interesting about your results?

Age 11 to 14

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The Tower of Hanoi is an ancient mathematical challenge. Working on the building blocks may help you to explain the patterns you notice.

Age 14 to 16

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Jo made a cube from some smaller cubes, painted some of the faces of the large cube, and then took it apart again. 45 small cubes had no paint on them at all. How many small cubes did Jo use?

Age 14 to 16

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Here is a machine with four coloured lights. Can you make two lights switch on at once? Three lights? All four lights?

Age 11 to 16

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Here is a machine with four coloured lights. Can you develop a strategy to work out the rules controlling each light?