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A few extra challenges set by some young NRICH members.

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Rather than using the numbers 1-9, this sudoku uses the nine different letters used to make the words "Advent Calendar".

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You need to find the values of the stars before you can apply normal Sudoku rules.

### Football Sum

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Find the values of the nine letters in the sum: FOOT + BALL = GAME

### Multiples Sudoku

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Each clue in this Sudoku is the product of the two numbers in adjacent cells.

### Ones Only

##### Stage: 3 Challenge Level:

Find the smallest whole number which, when mutiplied by 7, gives a product consisting entirely of ones.

### Colour Islands Sudoku

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An extra constraint means this Sudoku requires you to think in diagonals as well as horizontal and vertical lines and boxes of nine.

### Counting on Letters

##### Stage: 3 Challenge Level:

The letters of the word ABACUS have been arranged in the shape of a triangle. How many different ways can you find to read the word ABACUS from this triangular pattern?

### Crossing the Town Square

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

This tricky challenge asks you to find ways of going across rectangles, going through exactly ten squares.

### Inky Cube

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

This cube has ink on each face which leaves marks on paper as it is rolled. Can you work out what is on each face and the route it has taken?

### Tea Cups

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Place the 16 different combinations of cup/saucer in this 4 by 4 arrangement so that no row or column contains more than one cup or saucer of the same colour.

### Pair Sums

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Five numbers added together in pairs produce: 0, 2, 4, 4, 6, 8, 9, 11, 13, 15 What are the five numbers?

### How Old Are the Children?

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A student in a maths class was trying to get some information from her teacher. She was given some clues and then the teacher ended by saying, "Well, how old are they?"

### Twinkle Twinkle

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

A game for 2 people. Take turns placing a counter on the star. You win when you have completed a line of 3 in your colour.

### Cayley

##### Stage: 3 Challenge Level:

The letters in the following addition sum represent the digits 1 ... 9. If A=3 and D=2, what number is represented by "CAYLEY"?

### Medal Muddle

##### Stage: 3 Challenge Level:

Countries from across the world competed in a sports tournament. Can you devise an efficient strategy to work out the order in which they finished?

### Making Maths: Double-sided Magic Square

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

Make your own double-sided magic square. But can you complete both sides once you've made the pieces?

### Coins

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A man has 5 coins in his pocket. Given the clues, can you work out what the coins are?

### Cinema Problem

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A cinema has 100 seats. Show how it is possible to sell exactly 100 tickets and take exactly £100 if the prices are £10 for adults, 50p for pensioners and 10p for children.

### More on Mazes

##### Stage: 2 and 3

There is a long tradition of creating mazes throughout history and across the world. This article gives details of mazes you can visit and those that you can tackle on paper.

### Reach 100

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

Choose four different digits from 1-9 and put one in each box so that the resulting four two-digit numbers add to a total of 100.

### Creating Cubes

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

Arrange 9 red cubes, 9 blue cubes and 9 yellow cubes into a large 3 by 3 cube. No row or column of cubes must contain two cubes of the same colour.

### Building with Longer Rods

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

A challenging activity focusing on finding all possible ways of stacking rods.

### A First Product Sudoku

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Given the products of adjacent cells, can you complete this Sudoku?

### First Connect Three for Two

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

First Connect Three game for an adult and child. Use the dice numbers and either addition or subtraction to get three numbers in a straight line.

### 9 Weights

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You have been given nine weights, one of which is slightly heavier than the rest. Can you work out which weight is heavier in just two weighings of the balance?

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If you take a three by three square on a 1-10 addition square and multiply the diagonally opposite numbers together, what is the difference between these products. Why?

### Crossing the Bridge

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Four friends must cross a bridge. How can they all cross it in just 17 minutes?

### Peaches Today, Peaches Tomorrow....

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Whenever a monkey has peaches, he always keeps a fraction of them each day, gives the rest away, and then eats one. How long could he make his peaches last for?

### Oranges and Lemons, Say the Bells of St Clement's

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Bellringers have a special way to write down the patterns they ring. Learn about these patterns and draw some of your own.

### More Plant Spaces

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

This challenging activity involves finding different ways to distribute fifteen items among four sets, when the sets must include three, four, five and six items.

### More Children and Plants

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This challenge extends the Plants investigation so now four or more children are involved.

### Teddy Town

##### Stage: 1, 2 and 3 Challenge Level:

There are nine teddies in Teddy Town - three red, three blue and three yellow. There are also nine houses, three of each colour. Can you put them on the map of Teddy Town according to the rules?

### Product Sudoku

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

### More Magic Potting Sheds

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The number of plants in Mr McGregor's magic potting shed increases overnight. He'd like to put the same number of plants in each of his gardens, planting one garden each day. How can he do it?

### Magic Potting Sheds

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Mr McGregor has a magic potting shed. Overnight, the number of plants in it doubles. He'd like to put the same number of plants in each of three gardens, planting one garden each day. Can he do it?

### Number Daisy

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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?

### 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.

### Two and Two

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

### Ben's Game

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Ben passed a third of his counters to Jack, Jack passed a quarter of his counters to Emma and Emma passed a fifth of her counters to Ben. After this they all had the same number of counters.

### Sticky Numbers

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Can you arrange the numbers 1 to 17 in a row so that each adjacent pair adds up to a square number?

### Diagonal Product Sudoku

##### Stage: 3 and 4 Challenge Level:

Given the products of diagonally opposite cells - can you complete this Sudoku?

### Consecutive Negative Numbers

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Do you notice anything about the solutions when you add and/or subtract consecutive negative numbers?

### Difference Sudoku

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Use the differences to find the solution to this Sudoku.

### Isosceles Triangles

##### Stage: 3 Challenge Level:

Draw some isosceles triangles with an area of $9$cm$^2$ and a vertex at (20,20). If all the vertices must have whole number coordinates, how many is it possible to draw?

### American Billions

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Play the divisibility game to create numbers in which the first two digits make a number divisible by 2, the first three digits make a number divisible by 3...

### Weights

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Different combinations of the weights available allow you to make different totals. Which totals can you make?

### Pole Star Sudoku 2

##### Stage: 3 and 4 Challenge Level:

This Sudoku, based on differences. Using the one clue number can you find the solution?

### Consecutive Numbers

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

An investigation involving adding and subtracting sets of consecutive numbers. Lots to find out, lots to explore.

### Squares in Rectangles

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A 2 by 3 rectangle contains 8 squares and a 3 by 4 rectangle contains 20 squares. What size rectangle(s) contain(s) exactly 100 squares? Can you find them all?