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### Special Numbers

##### Stage: 3 Challenge Level:

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?

### Marbles in a Box

##### Stage: 3 Challenge Level:

How many winning lines can you make in a three-dimensional version of noughts and crosses?

### Dozens

##### Stage: 2 and 3 Challenge Level:

Do you know a quick way to check if a number is a multiple of two? How about three, four or six?

### On the Edge

##### Stage: 3 Challenge Level:

If you move the tiles around, can you make squares with different coloured edges?

### Multiplication Arithmagons

##### Stage: 4 Challenge Level:

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

### Reversals

##### Stage: 3 Challenge Level:

Where should you start, if you want to finish back where you started?

### Arithmagons

##### Stage: 4 Challenge Level:

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

### How Much Can We Spend?

##### Stage: 3 Challenge Level:

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?

### How Old Am I?

##### Stage: 4 Challenge Level:

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?

### Gabriel's Problem

##### Stage: 3 Challenge Level:

Gabriel multiplied together some numbers and then erased them. Can you figure out where each number was?

### Cosy Corner

##### Stage: 3 Challenge Level:

Six balls of various colours are randomly shaken into a trianglular arrangement. What is the probability of having at least one red in the corner?

### Which Solids Can We Make?

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Interior angles can help us to work out which polygons will tessellate. Can we use similar ideas to predict which polygons combine to create semi-regular solids?

### Frogs

##### Stage: 3 Challenge Level:

How many moves does it take to swap over some red and blue frogs? Do you have a method?

### Tower of Hanoi

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The Tower of Hanoi is an ancient mathematical challenge. Working on the building blocks may help you to explain the patterns you notice.

### Shifting Times Tables

##### Stage: 3 Challenge Level:

Can you find a way to identify times tables after they have been shifted up?

### Attractive Tablecloths

##### Stage: 4 Challenge Level:

Charlie likes tablecloths that use as many colours as possible, but insists that his tablecloths have some symmetry. Can you work out how many colours he needs for different tablecloth designs?

### Two and Two

##### Stage: 3 Challenge Level:

How many solutions can you find to this sum? Each of the different letters stands for a different number.

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A game for 2 or more people, based on the traditional card game Rummy. Players aim to make two `tricks', where each trick has to consist of a picture of a shape, a name that describes that shape, and. . . .

### M, M and M

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If you are given the mean, median and mode of five positive whole numbers, can you find the numbers?

### Funny Factorisation

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Using the digits 1 to 9, the number 4396 can be written as the product of two numbers. Can you find the factors?

### Where Can We Visit?

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Charlie and Abi put a counter on 42. They wondered if they could visit all the other numbers on their 1-100 board, moving the counter using just these two operations: x2 and -5. What do you think?

### Unequal Averages

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Play around with sets of five numbers and see what you can discover about different types of average...

##### Stage: 3 Challenge Level:

How many different symmetrical shapes can you make by shading triangles or squares?

### A Chance to Win?

##### Stage: 3 Challenge Level:

Imagine you were given the chance to win some money... and imagine you had nothing to lose...

### Product Sudoku

##### Stage: 3 Challenge Level:

The clues for this Sudoku are the product of the numbers in adjacent squares.

### Wipeout

##### Stage: 3 Challenge Level:

Can you do a little mathematical detective work to figure out which number has been wiped out?

### The Spider and the Fly

##### Stage: 4 Challenge Level:

A spider is sitting in the middle of one of the smallest walls in a room and a fly is resting beside the window. What is the shortest distance the spider would have to crawl to catch the fly?

### What Does Random Look Like?

##### Stage: 3 Challenge Level:

Engage in a little mathematical detective work to see if you can spot the fakes.

### Hexy-metry

##### Stage: 4 Challenge Level:

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

### Cuboids

##### Stage: 3 Challenge Level:

Find a cuboid (with edges of integer values) that has a surface area of exactly 100 square units. Is there more than one? Can you find them all?

### A Little Light Thinking

##### Stage: 4 Challenge Level:

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

### Cryptarithms

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Can you crack these cryptarithms?

### Two's Company

##### Stage: 3 Challenge Level:

7 balls are shaken in a container. You win if the two blue balls touch. What is the probability of winning?

### The Remainders Game

##### Stage: 2 and 3 Challenge Level:

A game that tests your understanding of remainders.

### Stars

##### Stage: 3 Challenge Level:

Can you find a relationship between the number of dots on the circle and the number of steps that will ensure that all points are hit?

### Difference Sudoku

##### Stage: 4 Challenge Level:

Use the differences to find the solution to this Sudoku.

### Forwards Add Backwards

##### Stage: 3 Challenge Level:

What happens when you add a three digit number to its reverse?

### Missing Multipliers

##### Stage: 3 Challenge Level:

What is the smallest number of answers you need to reveal in order to work out the missing headers?

### Semi-regular Tessellations

##### Stage: 3 Challenge Level:

Semi-regular tessellations combine two or more different regular polygons to fill the plane. Can you find all the semi-regular tessellations?

### Nice or Nasty

##### Stage: 2 and 3 Challenge Level:

There are nasty versions of this dice game but we'll start with the nice ones...

### Perception Versus Reality

##### Stage: 4 and 5 Challenge Level:

Infographics are a powerful way of communicating statistical information. Can you come up with your own?

### Last One Standing

##### Stage: 4 Challenge Level:

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

### In a Box

##### Stage: 4 Challenge Level:

Chris and Jo put two red and four blue ribbons in a box. They each pick a ribbon from the box without looking. Jo wins if the two ribbons are the same colour. Is the game fair?

### Odds and Evens

##### Stage: 3 Challenge Level:

Is this a fair game? How many ways are there of creating a fair game by adding odd and even numbers?

### Box Plot Match

##### Stage: 4 Challenge Level:

Match the cumulative frequency curves with their corresponding box plots.

### Which Spinners?

##### Stage: 4 and 5 Challenge Level:

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

### Sociable Cards

##### Stage: 3 Challenge Level:

Move your counters through this snake of cards and see how far you can go. Are you surprised by where you end up?

### Property Chart

##### Stage: 3 Challenge Level:

A game in which players take it in turns to try to draw quadrilaterals (or triangles) with particular properties. Is it possible to fill the game grid?

### Shapely Pairs

##### Stage: 3 Challenge Level:

A game in which players take it in turns to turn up two cards. If they can draw a triangle which satisfies both properties they win the pair of cards. And a few challenging questions to follow...

### Dicey Operations

##### Stage: 3 Challenge Level:

Who said that adding, subtracting, multiplying and dividing couldn't be fun?