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### Pairs of Numbers

##### Age 5 to 7 Challenge Level:

If you have ten counters numbered 1 to 10, how many can you put into pairs that add to 10? Which ones do you have to leave out? Why?

### Making Sticks

##### Age 5 to 7 Challenge Level:

Kimie and Sebastian were making sticks from interlocking cubes and lining them up. Can they make their lines the same length? Can they make any other lines?

### Clapping Times

##### Age 5 to 7 Challenge Level:

If you count from 1 to 20 and clap more loudly on the numbers in the two times table, as well as saying those numbers loudly, which numbers will be loud?

### Dienes' Logiblocs

##### Age 5 to 7 Challenge Level:

This problem focuses on Dienes' Logiblocs. What is the same and what is different about these pairs of shapes? Can you describe the shapes in the picture?

### Square Tangram

##### Age 7 to 11 Challenge Level:

This was a problem for our birthday website. Can you use four of these pieces to form a square? How about making a square with all five pieces?

### Map Folding

##### Age 7 to 11 Challenge Level:

Take a rectangle of paper and fold it in half, and half again, to make four smaller rectangles. How many different ways can you fold it up?

### Egyptian Rope

##### Age 7 to 11 Challenge Level:

The ancient Egyptians were said to make right-angled triangles using a rope with twelve equal sections divided by knots. What other triangles could you make if you had a rope like this?

### Tri.'s

##### Age 7 to 11 Challenge Level:

How many triangles can you make on the 3 by 3 pegboard?

### Creating Cubes

##### Age 7 to 11 Challenge Level:

Arrange 9 red cubes, 9 blue cubes and 9 yellow cubes into a large 3 by 3 cube. No row or column of cubes must contain two cubes of the same colour.

### Making Maths: Happy Families

##### Age 5 to 11 Challenge Level:

Here is a version of the game 'Happy Families' for you to make and play.

### Dice Stairs

##### Age 7 to 11 Challenge Level:

Can you make dice stairs using the rules stated? How do you know you have all the possible stairs?

### Folding Flowers 2

##### Age 7 to 11 Challenge Level:

Make a flower design using the same shape made out of different sizes of paper.

### 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?

### Building Patterns

##### Age 7 to 11 Challenge Level:

Can you deduce the pattern that has been used to lay out these bottle tops?

### Putting Two and Two Together

##### Age 7 to 11 Challenge Level:

In how many ways can you fit two of these yellow triangles together? Can you predict the number of ways two blue triangles can be fitted together?

### Two on Five

##### Age 5 to 11 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?

### Seven Flipped

##### Age 7 to 11 Challenge Level:

Investigate the smallest number of moves it takes to turn these mats upside-down if you can only turn exactly three at a time.

### Tangram Tangle

##### Age 5 to 7 Challenge Level:

If you split the square into these two pieces, it is possible to fit the pieces together again to make a new shape. How many new shapes can you make?

### Sticks and Triangles

##### Age 7 to 11 Challenge Level:

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?

### Counting Counters

##### Age 7 to 11 Challenge Level:

Take a counter and surround it by a ring of other counters that MUST touch two others. How many are needed?

### Cover the Tray

##### Age 7 to 11 Challenge Level:

These practical challenges are all about making a 'tray' and covering it with paper.

### Cuisenaire Rods

##### Age 7 to 11 Challenge Level:

These squares have been made from Cuisenaire rods. Can you describe the pattern? What would the next square look like?

### The Hair Colour Game

##### Age 5 to 7 Challenge Level:

The class were playing a maths game using interlocking cubes. Can you help them record what happened?

### Folding, Cutting and Punching

##### Age 7 to 11 Challenge Level:

Exploring and predicting folding, cutting and punching holes and making spirals.

### Bottles (2)

##### Age 5 to 7 Challenge Level:

In this activity focusing on capacity, you will need a collection of different jars and bottles.

### Regular Rings 2

##### Age 7 to 11 Challenge Level:

What shape is made when you fold using this crease pattern? Can you make a ring design?

### Sizing Them Up

##### Age 5 to 7 Challenge Level:

Can you put these shapes in order of size? Start with the smallest.

### Car Journey

##### Age 7 to 11 Challenge Level:

This practical activity involves measuring length/distance.

### Triangular Faces

##### Age 7 to 11 Challenge Level:

This problem invites you to build 3D shapes using two different triangles. Can you make the shapes from the pictures?

### Take One Metre

##### Age 5 to 7 Challenge Level:

You will need a long strip of paper for this task. Cut it into different lengths. How could you find out how long each piece is?

### Cereal Packets

##### Age 7 to 11 Challenge Level:

How can you put five cereal packets together to make different shapes if you must put them face-to-face?

### Watch Those Wheels

##### Age 5 to 7 Challenge Level:

Have you ever noticed the patterns in car wheel trims? These questions will make you look at car wheels in a different way!

### Triangle Relations

##### Age 7 to 11 Challenge Level:

What do these two triangles have in common? How are they related?

### Construct-o-straws

##### Age 7 to 11 Challenge Level:

Make a cube out of straws and have a go at this practical challenge.

### Rearrange the Square

##### Age 5 to 7 Challenge Level:

We can cut a small triangle off the corner of a square and then fit the two pieces together. Can you work out how these shapes are made from the two pieces?

### Paper Patchwork 1

##### Age 5 to 7 Challenge Level:

Can you work out what shape is made when this piece of paper is folded up using the crease pattern shown?

### Tricky Triangles

##### Age 5 to 7 Challenge Level:

Use the three triangles to fill these outline shapes. Perhaps you can create some of your own shapes for a friend to fill?

### Fractional Triangles

##### Age 7 to 11 Challenge Level:

Use the lines on this figure to show how the square can be divided into 2 halves, 3 thirds, 6 sixths and 9 ninths.

### Hoops/rope

##### Age 7 to 11 Challenge Level:

Ideas for practical ways of representing data such as Venn and Carroll diagrams.

### Two by One

##### Age 7 to 11 Challenge Level:

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

### Shaping Up

##### Age 7 to 11 Challenge Level:

Are all the possible combinations of two shapes included in this set of 27 cards? How do you know?

### Making Maths: Birds from an Egg

##### Age 7 to 11 Challenge Level:

Can you make the birds from the egg tangram?

### Baked Bean Cans

##### Age 5 to 7 Challenge Level:

Is there a best way to stack cans? What do different supermarkets do? How high can you safely stack the cans?

### Cutting Corners

##### Age 7 to 11 Challenge Level:

Can you make the most extraordinary, the most amazing, the most unusual patterns/designs from these triangles which are made in a special way?

### Bottles (1)

##### Age 5 to 7 Challenge Level:

For this activity which explores capacity, you will need to collect some bottles and jars.

### Compare the Cups

##### Age 5 to 7 Challenge Level:

You'll need a collection of cups for this activity.

### Paper Curves

##### Age 7 to 11 Challenge Level:

This is a simple paper-folding activity that gives an intriguing result which you can then investigate further.

### Order the Changes

##### Age 7 to 11 Challenge Level:

Can you order pictures of the development of a frog from frogspawn and of a bean seed growing into a plant?

### Straight to Curves

##### Age 5 to 11 Challenge Level:

How can you make a curve from straight strips of paper?

### Exploded Squares

##### Age 5 to 7 Challenge Level:

This practical activity challenges you to create symmetrical designs by cutting a square into strips.