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A Child Is Full of ...

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My cousin was 24 years old on Friday April 5th in 1974. On what day of the week was she born?

How Many Times?

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On a digital 24 hour clock, at certain times, all the digits are consecutive. How many times like this are there between midnight and 7 a.m.?

1 to 8

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Place the numbers 1 to 8 in the circles so that no consecutive numbers are joined by a line.

Room Doubling

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Investigate the different ways you could split up these rooms so that you have double the number.

Eight Queens

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Place eight queens on an chessboard (an 8 by 8 grid) so that none can capture any of the others.

Pouring the Punch Drink

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There are 4 jugs which hold 9 litres, 7 litres, 4 litres and 2 litres. Find a way to pour 9 litres of drink from one jug to another until you are left with exactly 3 litres in three of the jugs.

5 on the Clock

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On a digital clock showing 24 hour time, over a whole day, how many times does a 5 appear? Is it the same number for a 12 hour clock over a whole day?

Ice Cream

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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.

Pasta Timing

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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?

Rabbits in the Pen

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Using the statements, can you work out how many of each type of rabbit there are in these pens?

Calcunos

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If we had 16 light bars which digital numbers could we make? How will you know you've found them all?

Whose Face?

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These are the faces of Will, Lil, Bill, Phil and Jill. Use the clues to work out which name goes with each face.

A-magical Number Maze

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This magic square has operations written in it, to make it into a maze. Start wherever you like, go through every cell and go out a total of 15!

Wonky Watches

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Stuart's watch loses two minutes every hour. Adam's watch gains one minute every hour. Use the information to work out what time (the real time) they arrived at the airport.

Fake Gold

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A merchant brings four bars of gold to a jeweller. How can the jeweller use the scales just twice to identify the lighter, fake bar?

Octa Space

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In the planet system of Octa the planets are arranged in the shape of an octahedron. How many different routes could be taken to get from Planet A to Planet Zargon?

Plates of Biscuits

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Can you rearrange the biscuits on the plates so that the three biscuits on each plate are all different and there is no plate with two biscuits the same as two biscuits on another plate?

Bunny Hop

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

Count the Trapeziums

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How many trapeziums, of various sizes, are hidden in this picture?

Broken Toaster

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

A Right Charlie

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

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?

Crack the Code

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

Make Pairs

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Put 10 counters in a row. Find a way to arrange the counters into five pairs, evenly spaced in a row, in just 5 moves, using the rules.

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.

Calendar Cubes

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

Seating Arrangements

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

Two Dots

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Place eight dots on this diagram, so that there are only two dots on each straight line and only two dots on each circle.

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?

The Pied Piper of Hamelin

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This problem is based on the story of the Pied Piper of Hamelin. Investigate the different numbers of people and rats there could have been if you know how many legs there are altogether!

Snails' Trails

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Alice and Brian are snails who live on a wall and can only travel along the cracks. Alice wants to go to see Brian. How far is the shortest route along the cracks? Is there more than one way to go?

Finding All Possibilities Upper Primary

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

Building with Rods

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In how many ways can you stack these rods, following the rules?

Ordered Ways of Working Upper Primary

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

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 ...?

Chocs, Mints, Jellies

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In a bowl there are 4 Chocolates, 3 Jellies and 5 Mints. Find a way to share the sweets between the three children so they each get the kind they like. Is there more than one way to do it?

More and More Buckets

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In this challenge, buckets come in five different sizes. If you choose some buckets, can you investigate the different ways in which they can be filled?

Ordered Ways of Working Upper Primary

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

This Pied Piper of Hamelin

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

Coins (2)

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What is the smallest number of coins needed to make up 12 dollars and 83 cents?

Ribbon Squares

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What is the largest 'ribbon square' you can make? And the smallest? How many different squares can you make altogether?

How Long Does it Take?

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In this matching game, you have to decide how long different events take.

Calendar Sorting

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The pages of my calendar have got mixed up. Can you sort them out?

Prison Cells

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There are 78 prisoners in a square cell block of twelve cells. The clever prison warder arranged them so there were 25 along each wall of the prison block. How did he do it?

Two Egg Timers

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You have two egg timers. One takes 4 minutes exactly to empty and the other takes 7 minutes. What times in whole minutes can you measure and how?

Ancient Runes

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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?

Symmetry Challenge

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Systematically explore the range of symmetric designs that can be created by shading parts of the motif below. Use normal square lattice paper to record your results.

Palindromic Date

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What is the date in February 2002 where the 8 digits are palindromic if the date is written in the British way?