Student Solutions

Take a look at students' solutions to these recently solved problems.

Counting Stick Conjectures

Age 5 to 11
Challenge Level

How many rectangles can you see? Are they all the same size? Can you predict how many rectangles there will be in counting sticks of different lengths?

Break it Up!

Age 5 to 11
Challenge Level

In how many different ways can you break up a stick of seven interlocking cubes? Now try with a stick of eight cubes and a stick of six cubes. What do you notice?

Diagonally Square

Age 7 to 11
Challenge Level

Ayah conjectures that the diagonals of a square meet at right angles. Do you agree? How could you find out?

Brush Loads

Age 7 to 11
Challenge Level

How can you arrange the 5 cubes so that you need the smallest number of Brush Loads of paint to cover them? Try with other numbers of cubes as well.

Triangle in a Square

Age 7 to 11
Challenge Level

Do you agree with Badger's statements? Is Badger's reasoning watertight? Why or why not?

Unravelling Sequences

Age 7 to 11
Challenge Level

Can you describe what is happening as this program runs? Can you unpick the steps in the process?