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Broad Topics > Using, Applying and Reasoning about Mathematics > Representing

### Birthday Sharing

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

It's Sahila's birthday and she is having a party. How could you answer these questions using a picture, with things, with numbers or symbols?

### Finding 3D Stacks

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

Can you find a way of counting the spheres in these arrangements?

### Dice in a Corner

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

How could you arrange at least two dice in a stack so that the total of the visible spots is 18?

### Let Us Divide!

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

Look at different ways of dividing things. What do they mean? How might you show them in a picture, with things, with numbers and symbols?

### Olympic Turns

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

This task looks at the different turns involved in different Olympic sports as a way of exploring the mathematics of turns and angles.

### That Number Square!

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

Exploring the structure of a number square: how quickly can you put the number tiles in the right place on the grid?

### Different Sizes

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

A simple visual exploration into halving and doubling.

### Going for Gold

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

Looking at the 2012 Olympic Medal table, can you see how the data is organised? Could the results be presented differently to give another nation the top place?

### One Big Triangle

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

Make one big triangle so the numbers that touch on the small triangles add to 10.

### Polar Bearings

##### Age 16 to 18 Challenge Level:

What on earth are polar coordinates, and why would you want to use them?

### Charting More Success

##### Age 11 to 16 Challenge Level:

Can you make sense of the charts and diagrams that are created and used by sports competitors, trainers and statisticians?

### Charting Success

##### Age 11 to 16 Challenge Level:

Can you make sense of the charts and diagrams that are created and used by sports competitors, trainers and statisticians?

### Factorising with Multilink

##### Age 14 to 16 Challenge Level:

Can you find out what is special about the dimensions of rectangles you can make with squares, sticks and units?

### 3D Stacks

##### Age 7 to 14 Challenge Level:

Can you find a way of representing these arrangements of balls?

### Painting by Functions

##### Age 16 to 18 Challenge Level:

Use functions to create minimalist versions of works of art.

### Maths Shop Window

##### Age 16 to 18 Challenge Level:

Make a functional window display which will both satisfy the manager and make sense to the shoppers

### Children's Mathematical Graphics: Understanding the Key Concept

##### Age 5 to 7

In this article for teachers, Elizabeth Carruthers and Maulfry Worthington explore the differences between 'recording mathematics' and 'representing mathematical thinking'.

### 28 and It's Upward and Onward

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

Can you find ways of joining cubes together so that 28 faces are visible?

### The Development of Algebra - 2

##### Age 11 to 18

This is the second article in a two part series on the history of Algebra from about 2000 BCE to about 1000 CE.

### What Is the Question?

##### Age 11 to 16 Challenge Level:

These pictures and answers leave the viewer with the problem "What is the Question". Can you give the question and how the answer follows?

### Building Gnomons

##### Age 14 to 16 Challenge Level:

Build gnomons that are related to the Fibonacci sequence and try to explain why this is possible.

### A Flying Holiday

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

Follow the journey taken by this bird and let us know for how long and in what direction it must fly to return to its starting point.

### Dodecamagic

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

Here you see the front and back views of a dodecahedron. Each vertex has been numbered so that the numbers around each pentagonal face add up to 65. Can you find all the missing numbers?

### Gnomon Dimensions

##### Age 14 to 16 Challenge Level:

These gnomons appear to have more than a passing connection with the Fibonacci sequence. This problem ask you to investigate some of these connections.

### Catrina's Cards

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

How would you find out how many football cards Catrina has collected?