Powers and Roots

Power Countdown

Age 14 to 16Challenge Level

In this twist on the well-known Countdown numbers game, use your knowledge of Powers and Roots to make a target.

Generating Triples

Age 14 to 16Challenge Level

Sets of integers like 3, 4, 5 are called Pythagorean Triples, because they could be the lengths of the sides of a right-angled triangle. Can you find any more?

A Question of Scale

Age 14 to 16Challenge Level

Use your skill and knowledge to place various scientific lengths in order of size. Can you judge the length of objects with sizes ranging from 1 Angstrom to 1 million km with no wrong attempts?

Sticky Numberslive

Age 11 to 14Challenge Level

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

Pocket Money

Age 11 to 14Challenge Level

Which of these pocket money systems would you rather have?

Standard Index Form Matching

Age 14 to 16Challenge Level

Can you match these calculations in Standard Index Form with their answers?