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Three by One

Stage: 5 Challenge Level: Challenge Level:1

There are many different methods to solve this geometrical problem - how many can you find?

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How Old Am I?

Stage: 4 Challenge Level: Challenge Level:1

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?

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Trapezium Four

Stage: 4 Challenge Level: Challenge Level:2 Challenge Level:2

The diagonals of a trapezium divide it into four parts. Can you create a trapezium where three of those parts are equal in area?

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What's it Worth?

Stage: 3 and 4 Challenge Level: Challenge Level:1

There are lots of different methods to find out what the shapes are worth - how many can you find?

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Curvy Areas

Stage: 4 Challenge Level: Challenge Level:1

Have a go at creating these images based on circles. What do you notice about the areas of the different sections?

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What's Possible?

Stage: 4 Challenge Level: Challenge Level:2 Challenge Level:2

Many numbers can be expressed as the difference of two perfect squares. What do you notice about the numbers you CANNOT make?

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Arclets

Stage: 4 Challenge Level: Challenge Level:2 Challenge Level:2

Each of the following shapes is made from arcs of a circle of radius r. What is the perimeter of a shape with 3, 4, 5 and n "nodes".

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Fit for Photocopying

Stage: 4 Challenge Level: Challenge Level:3 Challenge Level:3 Challenge Level:3

Explore the relationships between different paper sizes.

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Beelines

Stage: 4 Challenge Level: Challenge Level:1

Is there a relationship between the coordinates of the endpoints of a line and the number of grid squares it crosses?

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Charlie's Delightful Machine

Stage: 3 and 4 Challenge Level: Challenge Level:1

Here is a machine with four coloured lights. Can you develop a strategy to work out the rules controlling each light?

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Odds and Evens Made Fair

Stage: 4 Challenge Level: Challenge Level:2 Challenge Level:2

In this follow-up to the problem Odds and Evens, we invite you to analyse a probability situation in order to find the general solution for a fair game.

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A Little Light Thinking

Stage: 4 Challenge Level: Challenge Level:1

Here is a machine with four coloured lights. Can you make two lights switch on at once? Three lights? All four lights?

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Pair Products

Stage: 4 Challenge Level: Challenge Level:1

Choose four consecutive whole numbers. Multiply the first and last numbers together. Multiply the middle pair together. What do you notice?

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Which Spinners?

Stage: 4 and 5 Challenge Level: Challenge Level:1

Can you work out which spinners were used to generate the frequency charts?

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Vector Journeys

Stage: 4 Challenge Level: Challenge Level:1

Charlie likes to go for walks around a square park, while Alison likes to cut across diagonally. Can you find relationships between the vectors they walk along?

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Multiplication Arithmagons

Stage: 4 Challenge Level: Challenge Level:1

Can you find the values at the vertices when you know the values on the edges of these multiplication arithmagons?

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Circles in Quadrilaterals

Stage: 4 Challenge Level: Challenge Level:1

Explore when it is possible to construct a circle which just touches all four sides of a quadrilateral.

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Take Three from Five

Stage: 4 Challenge Level: Challenge Level:2 Challenge Level:2

Caroline and James pick sets of five numbers. Charlie chooses three of them that add together to make a multiple of three. Can they stop him?

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Arithmagons

Stage: 4 Challenge Level: Challenge Level:1

Can you find the values at the vertices when you know the values on the edges?

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Hexy-metry

Stage: 4 Challenge Level: Challenge Level:3 Challenge Level:3 Challenge Level:3

A hexagon, with sides alternately a and b units in length, is inscribed in a circle. How big is the radius of the circle?

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Where to Land

Stage: 4 Challenge Level: Challenge Level:2 Challenge Level:2

Chris is enjoying a swim but needs to get back for lunch. If she can swim at 3 m/s and run at 7m/sec, how far along the bank should she land in order to get back as quickly as possible?

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Triangle Midpoints

Stage: 4 Challenge Level: Challenge Level:1

You are only given the three midpoints of the sides of a triangle. How can you construct the original triangle?

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Data Matching

Stage: 5 Challenge Level: Challenge Level:1

Use your skill and judgement to match the sets of random data.

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Partly Painted Cube

Stage: 4 Challenge Level: Challenge Level:2 Challenge Level:2

Jo made a cube from some smaller cubes, painted some of the faces of the large cube, and then took it apart again. 45 small cubes had no paint on them at all. How many small cubes did Jo use?

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Mathsland National Lottery

Stage: 4 Challenge Level: Challenge Level:1

Can you work out the probability of winning the Mathsland National Lottery? Try our simulator to test out your ideas.

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Triangles and Petals

Stage: 4 Challenge Level: Challenge Level:2 Challenge Level:2

An equilateral triangle rotates around regular polygons and produces an outline like a flower. What are the perimeters of the different flowers?

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Last One Standing

Stage: 4 Challenge Level: Challenge Level:1

Imagine a room full of people who keep flipping coins until they get a tail. Will anyone get six heads in a row?

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Same Number!

Stage: 4 Challenge Level: Challenge Level:1

If everyone in your class picked a number from 1 to 225, do you think any two people would pick the same number?