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2 Rings

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The red ring is inside the blue ring in this picture. Can you rearrange the rings in different ways? Perhaps you can overlap them or put one outside another?

So It's 28

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Here is your chance to investigate the number 28 using shapes, cubes ... in fact anything at all.

Sending and Receiving Cards

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This challenge asks you to investigate the total number of cards that would be sent if four children send one to all three others. How many would be sent if there were five children? Six?

Eye View

Stage: 2 Challenge Level:

Why does the tower look a different size in each of these pictures?

Olympic Rings

Stage: 1 Challenge Level:

This problem is intended to get children to look really hard at something they will see many times in the next few months.

Are You a Smart Shopper?

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In my local town there are three supermarkets which each has a special deal on some products. If you bought all your shopping in one shop, where would be the cheapest?

Opening Out

Stage: 1 and 2

Bernard Bagnall describes how to get more out of some favourite NRICH investigations.

Tessellating Transformations

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Can you find out how the 6-triangle shape is transformed in these tessellations? Will the tessellations go on for ever? Why or why not?

Taking a Die for a Walk

Stage: 1 and 2 Challenge Level:

Investigate the numbers that come up on a die as you roll it in the direction of north, south, east and west, without going over the path it's already made.

The Big Cheese

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Investigate the area of 'slices' cut off this cube of cheese. What would happen if you had different-sized block of cheese to start with?

Experiencing Problem Solving

Stage: 1 and 2

Bernard Bagnall looks at what 'problem solving' might really mean in the context of primary classrooms.

Triangular Hexagons

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Investigate these hexagons drawn from different sized equilateral triangles.

Tiles in the Garden

Stage: 2 Challenge Level:

How many tiles do we need to tile these patios?

The Domesday Project

Stage: 2 Challenge Level:

Take a look at these data collected by children in 1986 as part of the Domesday Project. What do they tell you? What do you think about the way they are presented?

Lawn Border

Stage: 1 and 2 Challenge Level:

If I use 12 green tiles to represent my lawn, how many different ways could I arrange them? How many border tiles would I need each time?

Lost Books

Stage: 2 Challenge Level:

While we were sorting some papers we found 3 strange sheets which seemed to come from small books but there were page numbers at the foot of each page. Did the pages come from the same book?

Street Sequences

Stage: 1 and 2 Challenge Level:

Investigate what happens when you add house numbers along a street in different ways.

Tables Without Tens

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Investigate and explain the patterns that you see from recording just the units digits of numbers in the times tables.

Calendar Patterns

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In this section from a calendar, put a square box around the 1st, 2nd, 8th and 9th. Add all the pairs of numbers. What do you notice about the answers?

Tessellating Triangles

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Can you make these equilateral triangles fit together to cover the paper without any gaps between them? Can you tessellate isosceles triangles?

Sticky Triangles

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Can you continue this pattern of triangles and begin to predict how many sticks are used for each new "layer"?

Cubes Here and There

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How many shapes can you build from three red and two green cubes? Can you use what you've found out to predict the number for four red and two green?

Three Sets of Cubes, Two Surfaces

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How many models can you find which obey these rules?

Fencing Lambs

Stage: 2 Challenge Level:

A thoughtful shepherd used bales of straw to protect the area around his lambs. Explore how you can arrange the bales.

Polygonals

Stage: 2 Challenge Level:

Polygonal numbers are those that are arranged in shapes as they enlarge. Explore the polygonal numbers drawn here.

Sets of Numbers

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How many different sets of numbers with at least four members can you find in the numbers in this box?

Alien Counting

Stage: 2 Challenge Level:

Investigate the different ways these aliens count in this challenge. You could start by thinking about how each of them would write our number 7.

Birds in the Garden

Stage: 1 and 2 Challenge Level:

This activity asks you to collect information about the birds you see in the garden. Are there patterns in the data or do the birds seem to visit randomly?

Gran, How Old Are You?

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When Charlie asked his grandmother how old she is, he didn't get a straightforward reply! Can you work out how old she is?

Two on Five

Stage: 1 and 2 Challenge Level:

Take 5 cubes of one colour and 2 of another colour. How many different ways can you join them if the 5 must touch the table and the 2 must not touch the table?

It Must Be 2000

Stage: 2 Challenge Level:

Here are many ideas for you to investigate - all linked with the number 2000.

Marvellous Matrix

Stage: 2 Challenge Level:

Follow the directions for circling numbers in the matrix. Add all the circled numbers together. Note your answer. Try again with a different starting number. What do you notice?

Room Doubling

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Investigate the different ways you could split up these rooms so that you have double the number.

Making Cuboids

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Let's say you can only use two different lengths - 2 units and 4 units. Using just these 2 lengths as the edges how many different cuboids can you make?

It Figures

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Suppose we allow ourselves to use three numbers less than 10 and multiply them together. How many different products can you find? How do you know you've got them all?

Making Boxes

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Cut differently-sized square corners from a square piece of paper to make boxes without lids. Do they all have the same volume?

Christmas Presents

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We need to wrap up this cube-shaped present, remembering that we can have no overlaps. What shapes can you find to use?

Calcunos

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If we had 16 light bars which digital numbers could we make? How will you know you've found them all?

Stairs

Stage: 1 and 2 Challenge Level:

This challenge is to design different step arrangements, which must go along a distance of 6 on the steps and must end up at 6 high.

It Was 2010!

Stage: 1 and 2 Challenge Level:

If the answer's 2010, what could the question be?

Sticks and Triangles

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Using different numbers of sticks, how many different triangles are you able to make? Can you make any rules about the numbers of sticks that make the most triangles?

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What happens when you add the digits of a number then multiply the result by 2 and you keep doing this? You could try for different numbers and different rules.

Count the Digits

Stage: 1 and 2 Challenge Level:

In this investigation we are going to count the number of 1s, 2s, 3s etc in numbers. Can you predict what will happen?

Exploring Number Patterns You Make

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Explore Alex's number plumber. What questions would you like to ask? What do you think is happening to the numbers?

Building with Rods

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In how many ways can you stack these rods, following the rules?

Abundant Numbers

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48 is called an abundant number because it is less than the sum of its factors (without itself). Can you find some more abundant numbers?

Tiling

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An investigation that gives you the opportunity to make and justify predictions.

New House

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In this investigation, you must try to make houses using cubes. If the base must not spill over 4 squares and you have 7 cubes which stand for 7 rooms, what different designs can you come up with?

The Pied Piper of Hamelin

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This problem is based on the story of the Pied Piper of Hamelin. Investigate the different numbers of people and rats there could have been if you know how many legs there are altogether!

Two by One

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An activity making various patterns with 2 x 1 rectangular tiles.