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?