Is There a Better Way?

Is there a better way?

When you finish solving a problem, do you stop to think about your solution before moving on to something else? Do you talk to someone else to see if they solved it the same way? These are good habits to help you become a more resilient problem solver, and we hope the problems in this feature will give you lots of opportunities to explore your own and other people's solutions!


 

Fruity Totals 

Age 7 to 16
Challenge Level
In this interactivity each fruit has a hidden value. Can you deduce what each one is worth?

Peaches Today, Peaches Tomorrow... 

Age 11 to 14
Challenge Level
A monkey with peaches, keeps a fraction of them each day, gives the rest away, and then eats one. How long can his peaches last?

Diamond Collector 

Age 11 to 16
Challenge Level
Collect as many diamonds as you can by drawing three straight lines.

What's it Worth? 

Age 11 to 16
Challenge Level
There are lots of different methods to find out what the shapes are worth - how many can you find?

Cuboid Challenge 

Age 11 to 16
Challenge Level
What's the largest volume of box you can make from a square of paper?

Tree Tops 

Age 14 to 16
Challenge Level
Can you make sense of information about trees in order to maximise the profits of a forestry company?

Sorted 

Age 14 to 18
Challenge Level
How can you quickly sort a suit of cards in order from Ace to King?

Vector Gem Collector 

Age 14 to 18
Challenge Level
Use vectors to collect as many gems as you can and bring them safely home!

The Knapsack Problem 

Age 14 to 18
Challenge Level
Learn about algorithms for solving optimisation problems in this article from Plus Magazine.