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### 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?

### Button-up Some More

##### Stage: 2 Challenge Level:

How many ways can you find to do up all four buttons on my coat? How about if I had five buttons? Six ...?

### Build it up More

##### Stage: 2 Challenge Level:

This task follows on from Build it Up and takes the ideas into three dimensions!

### Centred Squares

##### Stage: 2 Challenge Level:

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

### Sums and Differences 2

##### Stage: 2 Challenge Level:

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?

### Calendar Calculations

##### Stage: 2 Challenge Level:

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?

### Magic Constants

##### Stage: 2 Challenge Level:

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?

### Sums and Differences 1

##### Stage: 2 Challenge Level:

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

### Oddly

##### Stage: 2 Challenge Level:

Find the sum of all three-digit numbers each of whose digits is odd.

### Polygonals

##### Stage: 2 Challenge Level:

Polygonal numbers are those that are arranged in shapes as they enlarge. Explore the polygonal numbers drawn here.

### Magic Circles

##### Stage: 2 Challenge Level:

Put the numbers 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6 into the squares so that the numbers on each circle add up to the same amount. Can you find the rule for giving another set of six numbers?

### Dice Stairs

##### Stage: 2 Challenge Level:

Can you make dice stairs using the rules stated? How do you know you have all the possible stairs?

### Doplication

##### Stage: 2 Challenge Level:

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?

### Build it Up

##### Stage: 2 Challenge Level:

Can you find all the ways to get 15 at the top of this triangle of numbers?

### Simple Train Journeys

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

How many different journeys could you make if you were going to visit four stations in this network? How about if there were five stations? Can you predict the number of journeys for seven stations?

### Sticky Triangles

##### Stage: 2 Challenge Level:

Can you continue this pattern of triangles and begin to predict how many sticks are used for each new "layer"?

### Round the Three Dice

##### Stage: 2 Challenge Level:

What happens when you round these three-digit numbers to the nearest 100?

### Move a Match

##### Stage: 2 Challenge Level:

How can you arrange these 10 matches in four piles so that when you move one match from three of the piles into the fourth, you end up with the same arrangement?

### Tiling

##### Stage: 2 Challenge Level:

An investigation that gives you the opportunity to make and justify predictions.

### Domino Numbers

##### Stage: 2 Challenge Level:

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

### Crossings

##### Stage: 2 Challenge Level:

In this problem we are looking at sets of parallel sticks that cross each other. What is the least number of crossings you can make? And the greatest?

### Fault-free Rectangles

##### Stage: 2 Challenge Level:

Find out what a "fault-free" rectangle is and try to make some of your own.

### Area and Perimeter

##### Stage: 2 Challenge Level:

What can you say about these shapes? This problem challenges you to create shapes with different areas and perimeters.

### Journeys in Numberland

##### Stage: 2 Challenge Level:

Tom and Ben visited Numberland. Use the maps to work out the number of points each of their routes scores.

### Lost Books

##### Stage: 2 Challenge Level:

While we were sorting some papers we found 3 strange sheets which seemed to come from small books but there were page numbers at the foot of each page. Did the pages come from the same book?

### The Great Tiling Count

##### Stage: 2 Challenge Level:

Compare the numbers of particular tiles in one or all of these three designs, inspired by the floor tiles of a church in Cambridge.

### Strike it Out for Two

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

Strike it Out game for an adult and child. Can you stop your partner from being able to go?

### Cunning Card Trick

##### Stage: 3 Challenge Level:

Delight your friends with this cunning trick! Can you explain how it works?

### Got it for Two

##### Stage: 2 Challenge Level:

Got It game for an adult and child. How can you play so that you know you will always win?

### Walking the Squares

##### Stage: 2 Challenge Level:

Find a route from the outside to the inside of this square, stepping on as many tiles as possible.

### Cuisenaire Rods

##### Stage: 2 Challenge Level:

These squares have been made from Cuisenaire rods. Can you describe the pattern? What would the next square look like?

### Cut it Out

##### Stage: 2 Challenge Level:

Can you dissect an equilateral triangle into 6 smaller ones? What number of smaller equilateral triangles is it NOT possible to dissect a larger equilateral triangle into?

### Division Rules

##### Stage: 2 Challenge Level:

This challenge encourages you to explore dividing a three-digit number by a single-digit number.

### Spirals, Spirals

##### Stage: 2 Challenge Level:

Here are two kinds of spirals for you to explore. What do you notice?

### Triangle Pin-down

##### Stage: 2 Challenge Level:

Use the interactivity to investigate what kinds of triangles can be drawn on peg boards with different numbers of pegs.

### Have You Got It?

##### Stage: 3 Challenge Level:

Can you explain the strategy for winning this game with any target?

### Dotty Circle

##### Stage: 2 Challenge Level:

Watch this film carefully. Can you find a general rule for explaining when the dot will be this same distance from the horizontal axis?

### Counting Counters

##### Stage: 2 Challenge Level:

Take a counter and surround it by a ring of other counters that MUST touch two others. How many are needed?

### Number Differences

##### Stage: 2 Challenge Level:

Place the numbers from 1 to 9 in the squares below so that the difference between joined squares is odd. How many different ways can you do this?

### Three Dice

##### Stage: 2 Challenge Level:

Investigate the sum of the numbers on the top and bottom faces of a line of three dice. What do you notice?

### Nim-7 for Two

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

Nim-7 game for an adult and child. Who will be the one to take the last counter?

### Odd Squares

##### Stage: 2 Challenge Level:

Think of a number, square it and subtract your starting number. Is the number you’re left with odd or even? How do the images help to explain this?

##### Stage: 3 Challenge Level:

List any 3 numbers. It is always possible to find a subset of adjacent numbers that add up to a multiple of 3. Can you explain why and prove it?

### Number Tracks

##### Stage: 2 Challenge Level:

Ben’s class were cutting up number tracks. First they cut them into twos and added up the numbers on each piece. What patterns could they see?

### Round and Round the Circle

##### Stage: 2 Challenge Level:

What happens if you join every second point on this circle? How about every third point? Try with different steps and see if you can predict what will happen.

### Magic Vs

##### Stage: 2 Challenge Level:

Can you put the numbers 1-5 in the V shape so that both 'arms' have the same total?

### Rope Mat

##### Stage: 2 Challenge Level:

How many centimetres of rope will I need to make another mat just like the one I have here?

### Circles, Circles

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

Here are some arrangements of circles. How many circles would I need to make the next size up for each? Can you create your own arrangement and investigate the number of circles it needs?

### Up and Down Staircases

##### Stage: 2 Challenge Level:

One block is needed to make an up-and-down staircase, with one step up and one step down. How many blocks would be needed to build an up-and-down staircase with 5 steps up and 5 steps down?

### 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.