Consecutive Numbers

An investigation involving adding and subtracting sets of consecutive numbers. Lots to find out, lots to explore.

Calendar Capers

Choose any three by three square of dates on a calendar page...

Days and Dates

Investigate how you can work out what day of the week your birthday will be on next year, and the year after...

Bouncing Ball

Age 11 to 14 ShortChallenge Level

A ball is dropped from a height of 125 cm. Each time it hits the ground, it bounces to $\frac{3}{5}$ of the height from which it fell.

How high does it bounce after hitting the ground the third time?

This problem is adapted from the World Mathematics Championships
You can find more short problems, arranged by curriculum topic, in our short problems collection.