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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!

Calendar Calculations

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Try adding together the dates of all the days in one week. Now multiply the first date by 7 and add 21. Can you explain what happens?

Arranging the Tables

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There are 44 people coming to a dinner party. There are 15 square tables that seat 4 people. Find a way to seat the 44 people using all 15 tables, with no empty places.

Code Breaker

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This problem is based on a code using two different prime numbers less than 10. You'll need to multiply them together and shift the alphabet forwards by the result. Can you decipher the code?

Zargon Glasses

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Zumf makes spectacles for the residents of the planet Zargon, who have either 3 eyes or 4 eyes. How many lenses will Zumf need to make all the different orders for 9 families?

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?

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!

How Old?

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Cherri, Saxon, Mel and Paul are friends. They are all different ages. Can you find out the age of each friend using the information?

X Is 5 Squares

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Can you arrange 5 different digits (from 0 - 9) in the cross in the way described?

Magic Constants

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In a Magic Square all the rows, columns and diagonals add to the 'Magic Constant'. How would you change the magic constant of this square?

Shapes in a Grid

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Can you find which shapes you need to put into the grid to make the totals at the end of each row and the bottom of each column?

Domino Numbers

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Can you see why 2 by 2 could be 5? Can you predict what 2 by 10 will be?

Machines

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What is happening at each box in these machines?

Forgot the Numbers

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On my calculator I divided one whole number by another whole number and got the answer 3.125. If the numbers are both under 50, what are they?

Route Product

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Find the product of the numbers on the routes from A to B. Which route has the smallest product? Which the largest?

Throw a 100

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Can you score 100 by throwing rings on this board? Is there more than way to do it?

Oranges and Lemons

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On the table there is a pile of oranges and lemons that weighs exactly one kilogram. Using the information, can you work out how many lemons there are?

Doplication

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We can arrange dots in a similar way to the 5 on a dice and they usually sit quite well into a rectangular shape. How many altogether in this 3 by 5? What happens for other sizes?

It Figures

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Suppose we allow ourselves to use three numbers less than 10 and multiply them together. How many different products can you find? How do you know you've got them all?

Napier's Bones

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The Scot, John Napier, invented these strips about 400 years ago to help calculate multiplication and division. Can you work out how to use Napier's bones to find the answer to these multiplications?

Cows and Sheep

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Use your logical reasoning to work out how many cows and how many sheep there are in each field.

Being Resourceful - Primary Number

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Number problems at primary level that require careful consideration.

Today's Date - 01/06/2009

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What do you notice about the date 03.06.09? Or 08.01.09? This challenge invites you to investigate some interesting dates yourself.

Dice and Spinner Numbers

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If you had any number of ordinary dice, what are the possible ways of making their totals 6? What would the product of the dice be each time?

Next Number

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Find the next number in this pattern: 3, 7, 19, 55 ...

Penta Post

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Here are the prices for 1st and 2nd class mail within the UK. You have an unlimited number of each of these stamps. Which stamps would you need to post a parcel weighing 825g?

It Was 2010!

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If the answer's 2010, what could the question be?

How Much Did it Cost?

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Use your logical-thinking skills to deduce how much Dan's crisps and ice-cream cost altogether.

Rocco's Race

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Rocco ran in a 200 m race for his class. Use the information to find out how many runners there were in the race and what Rocco's finishing position was.

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Use the information to work out how many gifts there are in each pile.

The 24 Game

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There are over sixty different ways of making 24 by adding, subtracting, multiplying and dividing all four numbers 4, 6, 6 and 8 (using each number only once). How many can you find?

The Number Crunching Machine

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Put a number at the top of the machine and collect a number at the bottom. What do you get? Which numbers get back to themselves?

ABC

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In the multiplication calculation, some of the digits have been replaced by letters and others by asterisks. Can you reconstruct the original multiplication?

Sam's Quick Sum

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What is the sum of all the three digit whole numbers?

The Clockmaker's Birthday Cake

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The clockmaker's wife cut up his birthday cake to look like a clock face. Can you work out who received each piece?

Buckets of Thinking

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There are three buckets each of which holds a maximum of 5 litres. Use the clues to work out how much liquid there is in each bucket.

Dividing a Cake

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Annie cut this numbered cake into 3 pieces with 3 cuts so that the numbers on each piece added to the same total. Where were the cuts and what fraction of the whole cake was each piece?

Oh! Harry!

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A group of children are using measuring cylinders but they lose the labels. Can you help relabel them?

The Puzzling Sweet Shop

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There were chews for 2p, mini eggs for 3p, Chocko bars for 5p and lollypops for 7p in the sweet shop. What could each of the children buy with their money?

Sort Them Out (2)

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Can you each work out the number on your card? What do you notice? How could you sort the cards?

The Brown Family

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Use the information about Sally and her brother to find out how many children there are in the Brown family.

How Many Eggs?

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Peter, Melanie, Amil and Jack received a total of 38 chocolate eggs. Use the information to work out how many eggs each person had.

Fingers and Hands

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How would you count the number of fingers in these pictures?

Special 24

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Find another number that is one short of a square number and when you double it and add 1, the result is also a square number.

Little Man

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The Man is much smaller than us. Can you use the picture of him next to a mug to estimate his height and how much tea he drinks?

One Million to Seven

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Start by putting one million (1 000 000) into the display of your calculator. Can you reduce this to 7 using just the 7 key and add, subtract, multiply, divide and equals as many times as you like?

Function Machines

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If the numbers 5, 7 and 4 go into this function machine, what numbers will come out?

Sept03 Sept03 Sept03

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This number has 903 digits. What is the sum of all 903 digits?

The Money Maze

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Go through the maze, collecting and losing your money as you go. Which route gives you the highest return? And the lowest?

Multiplication Series: Illustrating Number Properties with Arrays

Stage: 1 and 2

This article for teachers describes how modelling number properties involving multiplication using an array of objects not only allows children to represent their thinking with concrete materials,. . . .