Solving Together - Frogs

Age 11 to 14

In this puzzle, you need to work together to find a way of swapping some red and blue frogs arranged in a line.

Watch the video for an introduction, or scroll down to have a go.

Alternatively, here are some instructions on how to play.

Can you find a way to swap the red and blue frogs, without ever going backwards?

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Try changing the number of frogs on each side.
Can you predict how many moves it will take to swap them over?

Note for parents: You may find it useful to watch our Guidance for Parents video for advice on how to get the most out of the Solving Together resources.

Frogs is based on a mathematical game called Toads and Frogs. Solving this puzzle builds important problem solving skills, such as working systematically and looking for patterns.