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# Secondary Summer Challenges 2023

### Last Biscuit

### Multiples Sudoku

### Why 24?

### Sociable Cards

### Magic Letters

### Route to Infinity

### Kite in a Square

### Substitution Cipher

### Cinema Problem

### Olympic Measures

### Consecutive Seven

### More Less Is More

### Square It

### Special Numbers

### What Numbers Can We Make?

### Forwards Add Backwards

### What's Possible?

### Take Three from Five

### Where Can We Visit?

### Connect Three

### Got ItLive

### Frogs

### Pair Products

### Crossing the Bridge

### Product Sudoku

### Add to 200

### American Billions

### Sticky Numbers

### Overlaps

### Peaches Today, Peaches Tomorrow...

### Factors and Multiples Game

### Gabriel's Problem

### Tourism

### Always a Multiple?

### The Remainders Game

### Factors and Multiples Puzzle

### Getting Round the City

### Zin Obelisk

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We have a challenge a day for you throughout the summer break...

Each weekday, from 10 July to 1 September, a new problem or game will appear on this page.

After you've had a go at the day's challenge you may be able to compare your approach to the solutions we have published, which are based on students' work.

You can also find Primary Summer Challenges 2023.

Age 11 to 18

Challenge Level

Can you find a strategy that ensures you get to take the last biscuit in this game?

Age 11 to 14

Challenge Level

Each clue in this Sudoku is the product of the two numbers in adjacent cells.

Age 14 to 16

Challenge Level

Take any prime number greater than 3 , square it and subtract one. Working on the building blocks will help you to explain what is special about your results.

Age 11 to 14

Challenge Level

Move your counters through this snake of cards and see how far you can go. Are you surprised by where you end up?

Age 11 to 14

Challenge Level

Charlie has made a Magic V. Can you use his example to make some more? And how about Magic Ls, Ns and Ws?

Age 11 to 14

Challenge Level

Can you describe this route to infinity? Where will the arrows take you next?

Age 14 to 18

Challenge Level

Can you make sense of the three methods to work out what fraction of the total area is shaded?

Age 11 to 14

Challenge Level

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

Age 11 to 14

Challenge Level

A cinema has 100 seats. Show how it is possible to sell exactly 100 tickets and take exactly £100 if the prices are £10 for adults, 50p for pensioners and 10p for children.

Age 11 to 14

Challenge Level

These Olympic quantities have been jumbled up! Can you put them back together again?

Age 11 to 14

Challenge Level

Can you arrange these numbers into 7 subsets, each of three numbers, so that when the numbers in each are added together, they make seven consecutive numbers?

Age 7 to 14

Challenge Level

In each of these games, you will need a little bit of luck, and your knowledge of place value to develop a winning strategy.

Age 11 to 16

Challenge Level

Players take it in turns to choose a dot on the grid. The winner is the first to have four dots that can be joined to form a square.

Age 11 to 14

Challenge Level

My two digit number is special because adding the sum of its digits to the product of its digits gives me my original number. What could my number be?

Age 11 to 14

Challenge Level

Imagine we have four bags containing a large number of 1s, 4s, 7s and 10s. What numbers can we make?

Age 11 to 14

Challenge Level

What happens when you add a three digit number to its reverse?

Age 14 to 16

Challenge Level

Many numbers can be expressed as the difference of two perfect squares. What do you notice about the numbers you CANNOT make?

Age 11 to 16

Challenge Level

Caroline and James pick sets of five numbers. Charlie tries to find three that add together to make a multiple of three. Can they stop him?

Age 11 to 14

Challenge Level

Charlie and Abi put a counter on 42. They wondered if they could visit all the other numbers on their 1-100 board, moving the counter using just these two operations: x2 and -5. What do you think?

Age 11 to 16

Challenge Level

In this game the winner is the first to complete a row of three. Are some squares easier to land on than others?

Age 7 to 14

Challenge Level

A game for two people, or play online. Given a target number, say 23, and a range of numbers to choose from, say 1-4, players take it in turns to add to the running total to hit their target.

Age 11 to 14

Challenge Level

How many moves does it take to swap over some red and blue frogs? Do you have a method?

Age 14 to 16

Challenge Level

Choose four consecutive whole numbers. Multiply the first and last numbers together. Multiply the middle pair together. What do you notice?

Age 11 to 18

Challenge Level

Four friends must cross a bridge. How can they all cross it in just 17 minutes?

Age 11 to 16

Challenge Level

The clues for this Sudoku are the product of the numbers in adjacent squares.

Age 11 to 14

Challenge Level

By selecting digits for an addition grid, what targets can you make?

Age 11 to 14

Challenge Level

Play the divisibility game to create numbers in which the first two digits make a number divisible by 2, the first three digits make a number divisible by 3...

Age 11 to 14

Challenge Level

Can you arrange the numbers 1 to 17 in a row so that each adjacent pair adds up to a square number?

Age 11 to 14

Challenge Level

Can you find ways to put numbers in the overlaps so the rings have equal totals?

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?

Age 7 to 16

Challenge Level

A game in which players take it in turns to choose a number. Can you block your opponent?

Age 11 to 14

Challenge Level

Gabriel multiplied together some numbers and then erased them. Can you figure out where each number was?

Age 11 to 14

Challenge Level

If you can copy a network without lifting your pen off the paper and without drawing any line twice, then it is traversable. Decide which of these diagrams are traversable.

Age 11 to 14

Challenge Level

Think of a two digit number, reverse the digits, and add the numbers together. Something special happens...

Age 7 to 14

Challenge Level

Play this game and see if you can figure out the computer's chosen number.

Age 11 to 14

Challenge Level

Using your knowledge of the properties of numbers, can you fill all the squares on the board?

Age 11 to 16

In a city with a grid system of roads, how do you get from A to B?

Age 11 to 14

Challenge Level

In the ancient city of Atlantis a solid rectangular object called a Zin was built in honour of the goddess Tina. Your task is to determine on which day of the week the obelisk was completed.