How many more miles must the car travel before the numbers on the milometer and the trip meter contain the same digits in the same order?
Square numbers can be represented as the sum of consecutive odd numbers. What is the sum of 1 + 3 + ..... + 149 + 151 + 153?
Four bags contain a large number of 1s, 3s, 5s and 7s. Pick any ten numbers from the bags above so that their total is 37.
Can you find an efficient method to work out how many handshakes there would be if hundreds of people met?
Explore the effect of combining enlargements.
Explore the effect of reflecting in two parallel mirror lines.
There are four children in a family, two girls, Kate and Sally, and two boys, Tom and Ben. How old are the children?
Liam's house has a staircase with 12 steps. He can go down the steps one at a time or two at time. In how many different ways can Liam go down the 12 steps?
Many numbers can be expressed as the difference of two perfect squares. What do you notice about the numbers you CANNOT make?
Take any four digit number. Move the first digit to the end and move the rest along. Now add your two numbers. Did you get a multiple of 11?
Choose four consecutive whole numbers. Multiply the first and last numbers together. Multiply the middle pair together. What do you notice?
Can all unit fractions be written as the sum of two unit fractions?
Can you describe this route to infinity? Where will the arrows take you next?
How many winning lines can you make in a three-dimensional version of noughts and crosses?
Imagine you have a large supply of 3kg and 8kg weights. How many of each weight would you need for the average (mean) of the weights to be 6kg? What other averages could you have?
What is the greatest volume you can get for a rectangular (cuboid) parcel if the maximum combined length and girth are 2 metres?
A country has decided to have just two different coins, 3z and 5z coins. Which totals can be made? Is there a largest total that cannot be made? How do you know?
Can you find rectangles where the value of the area is the same as the value of the perimeter?
Imagine a large cube made from small red cubes being dropped into a pot of yellow paint. How many of the small cubes will have yellow paint on their faces?
Can you explain the surprising results Jo found when she calculated the difference between square numbers?
On the graph there are 28 marked points. These points all mark the vertices (corners) of eight hidden squares. Can you find the eight hidden squares?
A 2-Digit number is squared. When this 2-digit number is reversed and squared, the difference between the squares is also a square. What is the 2-digit number?
Think of two whole numbers under 10, and follow the steps. I can work out both your numbers very quickly. How?
If you move the tiles around, can you make squares with different coloured edges?
Some people offer advice on how to win at games of chance, or how to influence probability in your favour. Can you decide whether advice is good or not?
My two digit number is special because adding the sum of its digits to the product of its digits gives me my original number. What could my number be?
An aluminium can contains 330 ml of cola. If the can's diameter is 6 cm what is the can's height?
What size square corners should be cut from a square piece of paper to make a box with the largest possible volume?
Five children went into the sweet shop after school. There were choco bars, chews, mini eggs and lollypops, all costing under 50p. Suggest a way in which Nathan could spend all his money.
Show that is it impossible to have a tetrahedron whose six edges have lengths 10, 20, 30, 40, 50 and 60 units...
Can you maximise the area available to a grazing goat?
Investigate how you can work out what day of the week your birthday will be on next year, and the year after...
Different combinations of the weights available allow you to make different totals. Which totals can you make?
Start with two numbers and generate a sequence where the next number is the mean of the last two numbers...
If: A + C = A; F x D = F; B - G = G; A + H = E; B / H = G; E - G = F and A-H represent the numbers from 0 to 7 Find the values of A, B, C, D, E, F and H.
In 15 years' time my age will be the square of my age 15 years ago. Can you work out my age, and when I had other special birthdays?
Is there a relationship between the coordinates of the endpoints of a line and the number of grid squares it crosses?
If it takes four men one day to build a wall, how long does it take 60,000 men to build a similar wall?
There are lots of different methods to find out what the shapes are worth - how many can you find?
Powers of numbers behave in surprising ways. Take a look at some of these and try to explain why they are true.
Can you arrange these numbers into 7 subsets, each of three numbers, so that when the numbers in each are added together, they make seven consecutive numbers?
Here's a chance to work with large numbers...
Can you guarantee that, for any three numbers you choose, the product of their differences will always be an even number?
Many numbers can be expressed as the sum of two or more consecutive integers. For example, 15=7+8 and 10=1+2+3+4. Can you say which numbers can be expressed in this way?
Can you find six numbers to go in the Daisy from which you can make all the numbers from 1 to a number bigger than 25?
An investigation involving adding and subtracting sets of consecutive numbers. Lots to find out, lots to explore.
The number 2.525252525252.... can be written as a fraction. What is the sum of the denominator and numerator?
Is there an efficient way to work out how many factors a large number has?
If a sum invested gains 10% each year how long before it has doubled its value?
How many solutions can you find to this sum? Each of the different letters stands for a different number.