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Room Doubling

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

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?

Ice Cream

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You cannot choose a selection of ice cream flavours that includes totally what someone has already chosen. Have a go and find all the different ways in which seven children can have ice cream.

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?

Halloween Investigation

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Ana and Ross looked in a trunk in the attic. They found old cloaks and gowns, hats and masks. How many possible costumes could they make?

Elf Suits

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If these elves wear a different outfit every day for as many days as possible, how many days can their fun last?

Zargon Glasses

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Zumf makes spectacles for the residents of the planet Zargon, who have either 3 eyes or 4 eyes. How many lenses will Zumf need to make all the different orders for 9 families?

Octa Space

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In the planet system of Octa the planets are arranged in the shape of an octahedron. How many different routes could be taken to get from Planet A to Planet Zargon?

Team Scream

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Seven friends went to a fun fair with lots of scary rides. They decided to pair up for rides until each friend had ridden once with each of the others. What was the total number rides?

Waiting for Blast Off

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10 space travellers are waiting to board their spaceships. There are two rows of seats in the waiting room. Using the rules, where are they all sitting? Can you find all the possible ways?

Plates of Biscuits

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Can you rearrange the biscuits on the plates so that the three biscuits on each plate are all different and there is no plate with two biscuits the same as two biscuits on another plate?

Polydron

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This activity investigates how you might make squares and pentominoes from Polydron.

Two Egg Timers

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You have two egg timers. One takes 4 minutes exactly to empty and the other takes 7 minutes. What times in whole minutes can you measure and how?

Tiles on a Patio

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How many ways can you find of tiling the square patio, using square tiles of different sizes?

Combining Cuisenaire

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Can you find all the different ways of lining up these Cuisenaire rods?

More and More Buckets

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In this challenge, buckets come in five different sizes. If you choose some buckets, can you investigate the different ways in which they can be filled?

Button-up Some More

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How many ways can you find to do up all four buttons on my coat? How about if I had five buttons? Six ...?

Cereal Packets

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

Wag Worms

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When intergalactic Wag Worms are born they look just like a cube. Each year they grow another cube in any direction. Find all the shapes that five-year-old Wag Worms can be.

Polo Square

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

Chocs, Mints, Jellies

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In a bowl there are 4 Chocolates, 3 Jellies and 5 Mints. Find a way to share the sweets between the three children so they each get the kind they like. Is there more than one way to do it?

Calendar Cubes

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Make a pair of cubes that can be moved to show all the days of the month from the 1st to the 31st.

Map Folding

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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?

Prison Cells

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There are 78 prisoners in a square cell block of twelve cells. The clever prison warder arranged them so there were 25 along each wall of the prison block. How did he do it?

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?

Hubble, Bubble

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Winifred Wytsh bought a box each of jelly babies, milk jelly bears, yellow jelly bees and jelly belly beans. In how many different ways could she make a jolly jelly feast with 32 legs?

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?

On Target

Stage: 2 Challenge Level:

You have 5 darts and your target score is 44. How many different ways could you score 44?

Street Party

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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.

Sending 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?

Home City

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Use the clues to work out which cities Mohamed, Sheng, Tanya and Bharat live in.

3 Rings

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If you have three circular objects, you could arrange them so that they are separate, touching, overlapping or inside each other. Can you investigate all the different possibilities?

Newspapers

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When newspaper pages get separated at home we have to try to sort them out and get things in the correct order. How many ways can we arrange these pages so that the numbering may be different?

Three by Three

Stage: 1 and 2 Challenge Level:

Arrange 3 red, 3 blue and 3 yellow counters into a three-by-three square grid, so that there is only one of each colour in every row and every column

The Puzzling Sweet Shop

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There were chews for 2p, mini eggs for 3p, Chocko bars for 5p and lollypops for 7p in the sweet shop. What could each of the children buy with their money?

Three Way Mix Up

Stage: 1 and 2 Challenge Level:

Jack has nine tiles. He put them together to make a square so that two tiles of the same colour were not beside each other. Can you find another way to do it?

Delia's Routes

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A little mouse called Delia lives in a hole in the bottom of a tree.....How many days will it be before Delia has to take the same route again?

Rod Measures

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Using 3 rods of integer lengths, none longer than 10 units and not using any rod more than once, you can measure all the lengths in whole units from 1 to 10 units. How many ways can you do this?

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Lolla bought a balloon at the circus. She gave the clown six coins to pay for it. What could Lolla have paid for the balloon?

Those Tea Cups

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Place the 16 different combinations of cup/saucer in this 4 by 4 arrangement so that no row or column contains more than one cup or saucer of the same colour.

Plants

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Three children are going to buy some plants for their birthdays. They will plant them within circular paths. How could they do this?

Super Value Shapes

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If each of these three shapes has a value, can you find the totals of the combinations? Perhaps you can use the shapes to make the given totals?

A Rod and a Pole

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A lady has a steel rod and a wooden pole and she knows the length of each. How can she measure out an 8 unit piece of pole?

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?

Little Boxes

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How many different cuboids can you make when you use four CDs or DVDs? How about using five, then six?

Semaphore Signals

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Semaphore is a way to signal the alphabet using two flags. You might want to send a message that contains more than just letters. How many other symbols could you send using this code?

Finding Fifteen

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Tim had nine cards each with a different number from 1 to 9 on it. How could he have put them into three piles so that the total in each pile was 15?

The Money Maze

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Go through the maze, collecting and losing your money as you go. Which route gives you the highest return? And the lowest?

Chocoholics

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George and Jim want to buy a chocolate bar. George needs 2p more and Jim need 50p more to buy it. How much is the chocolate bar?

Cat Food

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Sam sets up displays of cat food in his shop in triangular stacks. If Felix buys some, then how can Sam arrange the remaining cans in triangular stacks?