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### Snakes

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Explore the different snakes that can be made using 5 cubes.

### One of Thirty-six

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Can you find the chosen number from the grid using the clues?

### Lots of Lollies

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Frances and Rishi were given a bag of lollies. They shared them out evenly and had one left over. How many lollies could there have been in the bag?

### What Could it Be?

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In this calculation, the box represents a missing digit. What could the digit be? What would the solution be in each case?

### 3 Blocks Towers

##### Stage: 1 Challenge Level:

Take three differently coloured blocks - maybe red, yellow and blue. Make a tower using one of each colour. How many different towers can you make?

### Nineteen Hexagons

##### Stage: 1 Challenge Level:

In this maze of hexagons, you start in the centre at 0. The next hexagon must be a multiple of 2 and the next a multiple of 5. What are the possible paths you could take?

### Penta Primes

##### Stage: 2 Challenge Level:

Using all ten cards from 0 to 9, rearrange them to make five prime numbers. Can you find any other ways of doing it?

### Factor Lines

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

Arrange the four number cards on the grid, according to the rules, to make a diagonal, vertical or horizontal line.

### Ordered Ways of Working Upper Primary

##### Stage: 2 Challenge Level:

These activities lend themselves to systematic working in the sense that it helps if you have an ordered approach.

### The School Trip

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Lorenzie was packing his bag for a school trip. He packed four shirts and three pairs of pants. "I will be able to have a different outfit each day", he said. How many days will Lorenzie be away?

### Professional Circles

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Six friends sat around a circular table. Can you work out from the information who sat where and what their profession were?

### Home City

##### Stage: 2 Challenge Level:

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

### Ancient Runes

##### Stage: 2 Challenge Level:

The Vikings communicated in writing by making simple scratches on wood or stones called runes. Can you work out how their code works using the table of the alphabet?

### Ordered Ways of Working Lower Primary

##### Stage: 1 Challenge Level:

These activities lend themselves to systematic working in the sense that it helps to have an ordered approach.

### Pasta Timing

##### Stage: 2 Challenge Level:

Nina must cook some pasta for 15 minutes but she only has a 7-minute sand-timer and an 11-minute sand-timer. How can she use these timers to measure exactly 15 minutes?

### This Pied Piper of Hamelin

##### Stage: 2 Challenge Level:

Investigate the different numbers of people and rats there could have been if you know how many legs there are altogether!

### Sitting Round the Party Tables

##### Stage: 1 and 2 Challenge Level:

Sweets are given out to party-goers in a particular way. Investigate the total number of sweets received by people sitting in different positions.

### Ordered Ways of Working Upper Primary

##### Stage: 2 Challenge Level:

These activities lend themselves to systematic working in the sense that it helps to have an ordered approach.

### 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?

### A Mixed-up Clock

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There is a clock-face where the numbers have become all mixed up. Can you find out where all the numbers have got to from these ten statements?

### Finding All Possibilities Upper Primary

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These activities focus on finding all possible solutions so if you work in a systematic way, you won't leave any out.

### Finding All Possibilities Upper Primary

##### Stage: 2 Challenge Level:

These activities focus on finding all possible solutions so working in a systematic way will ensure none are left out.

### A Right Charlie

##### Stage: 2 Challenge Level:

Can you use this information to work out Charlie's house number?

### Two Dice

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Find all the numbers that can be made by adding the dots on two dice.

### 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.

### Stairs

##### Stage: 1 and 2 Challenge Level:

This challenge is to design different step arrangements, which must go along a distance of 6 on the steps and must end up at 6 high.

### Two Primes Make One Square

##### Stage: 2 Challenge Level:

Can you make square numbers by adding two prime numbers together?

### Seven Square Numbers

##### Stage: 2 Challenge Level:

Add the sum of the squares of four numbers between 10 and 20 to the sum of the squares of three numbers less than 6 to make the square of another, larger, number.

### Centred Squares

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This challenge, written for the Young Mathematicians' Award, invites you to explore 'centred squares'.

### Jigsaw Pieces

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Imagine that the puzzle pieces of a jigsaw are roughly a rectangular shape and all the same size. How many different puzzle pieces could there be?

### Cubes Here and There

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How many shapes can you build from three red and two green cubes? Can you use what you've found out to predict the number for four red and two green?

### Seating Arrangements

##### Stage: 2 Challenge Level:

Sitting around a table are three girls and three boys. Use the clues to work out were each person is sitting.

### 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?

### Button-up

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My coat has three buttons. How many ways can you find to do up all the buttons?

### Name the Children

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Can you find out in which order the children are standing in this line?

### 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?

### Late Again

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Moira is late for school. What is the shortest route she can take from the school gates to the entrance?

### Broken Toaster

##### Stage: 2 Short Challenge Level:

Only one side of a two-slice toaster is working. What is the quickest way to toast both sides of three slices of bread?

### Curious Number

##### Stage: 2 Challenge Level:

Can you order the digits from 1-3 to make a number which is divisible by 3 so when the last digit is removed it becomes a 2-figure number divisible by 2, and so on?

### Crack the Code

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The Zargoes use almost the same alphabet as English. What does this birthday message say?

### Bunny Hop

##### Stage: 2 Challenge Level:

What is the smallest number of jumps needed before the white rabbits and the grey rabbits can continue along their path?

### 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 ...?

### Ice Cream

##### Stage: 2 Challenge Level:

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.

### Sums and Differences 1

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This challenge focuses on finding the sum and difference of pairs of two-digit numbers.

### Sums and Differences 2

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Find the sum and difference between a pair of two-digit numbers. Now find the sum and difference between the sum and difference! What happens?

### New House

##### Stage: 2 Challenge Level:

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?

### Calendar Cubes

##### Stage: 2 Challenge Level:

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

### Four-triangle Arrangements

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How many different shapes can you make by putting four right- angled isosceles triangles together?

### Unit Differences

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This challenge is about finding the difference between numbers which have the same tens digit.