Stage 1 and 2 Toughnuts


We sometimes have unsolved problems which require solutions. If there are any below, do consider having a go at them, and send us your solutions.

You may be interested in the article we have written, which explains what we are looking for when we decide which solutions to publish.


Paper Patchwork 2

Age 5 to 7 Challenge Level:

Have a go at making a few of these shapes from paper in different sizes. What patterns can you create?

Paper Partners

Age 5 to 7 Challenge Level:

Can you describe a piece of paper clearly enough for your partner to know which piece it is?

Regular Rings 1

Age 7 to 11 Challenge Level:

Can you work out what shape is made by folding in this way? Why not create some patterns using this shape but in different sizes?

Make Those Braceletslive

Age 7 to 11 Challenge Level:

Find all the ways of arranging the beads on this bracelet, using just two colours.