Take a Fresh Look

Take a fresh look

Just because a situation is familiar doesn't mean it has to be dull! These problems invite you to look again at ideas you may think you know inside-out, and see what new discoveries you can make.

Eightness of Eight 

Age 5 to 7 Challenge Level:
What do you see as you watch this video? Can you create a similar video for the number 12?

Writing Digits 

Age 5 to 7 Challenge Level:
Lee was writing all the counting numbers from 1 to 20. She stopped for a rest after writing seventeen digits. What was the last number she wrote?

Wallpaper 

Age 5 to 7 Challenge Level:
These pieces of wallpaper need to be ordered from smallest to largest. Can you find a way to do it?

Swimming Pool Tiles 

Age 7 to 11 Challenge Level:
This activity creates an opportunity to explore all kinds of number-related patterns.

Birthday Cake Candles 

Age 7 to 11 Challenge Level:
This challenge involves calculating the number of candles needed on birthday cakes. It is an opportunity to explore numbers and discover new things.

Tumbling Down 

Age 7 to 11 Challenge Level:
Watch this animation. What do you see? Can you explain why this happens?