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Street Sequences

Stage: 1 and 2 Challenge Level:

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

Calendar Patterns

Stage: 2 Challenge Level:

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?

Caterpillars

Stage: 1 Challenge Level:

These caterpillars have 16 parts. What different shapes do they make if each part lies in the small squares of a 4 by 4 square?

Magic Constants

Stage: 2 Challenge Level:

In a Magic Square all the rows, columns and diagonals add to the 'Magic Constant'. How would you change the magic constant of this square?

Number Squares

Stage: 1 and 2 Challenge Level:

Start with four numbers at the corners of a square and put the total of two corners in the middle of that side. Keep going... Can you estimate what the size of the last four numbers will be?

It Was 2010!

Stage: 1 and 2 Challenge Level:

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

Stage: 2 Challenge Level:

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.

Sorting the Numbers

Stage: 1 and 2 Challenge Level:

Complete these two jigsaws then put one on top of the other. What happens when you add the 'touching' numbers? What happens when you change the position of the jigsaws?

Exploring Number Patterns You Make

Stage: 2 Challenge Level:

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

Abundant Numbers

Stage: 2 Challenge Level:

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?

Sending and Receiving Cards

Stage: 2 Challenge Level:

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?

Balance of Halves

Stage: 2 Challenge Level:

Investigate this balance which is marked in halves. If you had a weight on the left-hand 7, where could you hang two weights on the right to make it balance?

Homes

Stage: 1 Challenge Level:

There are to be 6 homes built on a new development site. They could be semi-detached, detached or terraced houses. How many different combinations of these can you find?

Polo Square

Stage: 2 Challenge Level:

Arrange eight of the numbers between 1 and 9 in the Polo Square below so that each side adds to the same total.

Tessellating Transformations

Stage: 2 Challenge Level:

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?

Opening Out

Stage: 1 and 2

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

Exploring Wild & Wonderful Number Patterns

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EWWNP means Exploring Wild and Wonderful Number Patterns Created by Yourself! Investigate what happens if we create number patterns using some simple rules.

Experiencing Problem Solving

Stage: 1 and 2

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

2 Rings

Stage: 1 Challenge Level:

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?

Sets of Four Numbers

Stage: 2 Challenge Level:

There are ten children in Becky's group. Can you find a set of numbers for each of them? Are there any other sets?

Times

Stage: 2 Challenge Level:

Which times on a digital clock have a line of symmetry? Which look the same upside-down? You might like to try this investigation and find out!

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?

The Pied Piper of Hamelin

Stage: 2 Challenge Level:

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!

Colouring Triangles

Stage: 1 Challenge Level:

Explore ways of colouring this set of triangles. Can you make symmetrical patterns?

So It's 28

Stage: 1 Challenge Level:

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

Sticky Triangles

Stage: 2 Challenge Level:

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

Are You a Smart Shopper?

Stage: 2 Challenge Level:

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?

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.

Sets of Numbers

Stage: 2 Challenge Level:

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

Sometimes We Lose Things

Stage: 2 Challenge Level:

Well now, what would happen if we lost all the nines in our number system? Have a go at writing the numbers out in this way and have a look at the multiplications table.

Eye View

Stage: 2 Challenge Level:

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

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?

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?

Month Mania

Stage: 1 and 2 Challenge Level:

Can you design a new shape for the twenty-eight squares and arrange the numbers in a logical way? What patterns do you notice?

Doplication

Stage: 2 Challenge Level:

We can arrange dots in a similar way to the 5 on a dice and they usually sit quite well into a rectangular shape. How many altogether in this 3 by 5? What happens for other sizes?

Worms

Stage: 2 Challenge Level:

Place this "worm" on the 100 square and find the total of the four squares it covers. Keeping its head in the same place, what other totals can you make?

Tiles in the Garden

Stage: 2 Challenge Level:

How many tiles do we need to tile these patios?

Polygonals

Stage: 2 Challenge Level:

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

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.

Triangular Hexagons

Stage: 2 Challenge Level:

Investigate these hexagons drawn from different sized equilateral triangles.

Tessellating Triangles

Stage: 2 Challenge Level:

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

It Figures

Stage: 2 Challenge Level:

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?

Tiling

Stage: 2 Challenge Level:

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

Room Doubling

Stage: 2 Challenge Level:

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

Cubes Here and There

Stage: 2 Challenge Level:

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?

Making Cuboids

Stage: 2 Challenge Level:

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?

Street Party

Stage: 2 Challenge Level:

The challenge here is to find as many routes as you can for a fence to go so that this town is divided up into two halves, each with 8 blocks.

Ip Dip

Stage: 1 and 2 Challenge Level:

"Ip dip sky blue! Who's 'it'? It's you!" Where would you position yourself so that you are 'it' if there are two players? Three players ...?

Tables Without Tens

Stage: 2 Challenge Level:

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