Core Maths - Problem Solving

Substitution Cipher

Age 11 to 14
Challenge Level

Find the frequency distribution for ordinary English, and use it to help you crack the code.

Speed-time Problems at the Olympics

Age 14 to 16
Challenge Level

Have you ever wondered what it would be like to race against Usain Bolt?

Alternative Record Book

Age 14 to 18
Challenge Level

In which Olympic event does a human travel fastest? Decide which events to include in your Alternative Record Book.

Secret Transmissions

Age 14 to 16
Challenge Level

How can Agent X transmit data on a faulty line and be sure that her message will get through?

Stadium Sightline

Age 14 to 18
Challenge Level

How would you design the tiering of seats in a stadium so that all spectators have a good view?

Nutrition and Cycling

Age 14 to 16
Challenge Level

Andy wants to cycle from Land's End to John o'Groats. Will he be able to eat enough to keep him going?

The Fastest Cyclist

Age 14 to 16
Challenge Level

Andy is desperate to reach John o'Groats first. Can you devise a winning race plan?