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### Aba

##### Age 11 to 14Challenge Level

In the following sum the letters A, B, C, D, E and F stand for six distinct digits. Find all the ways of replacing the letters with digits so that the arithmetic is correct.

### Eleven

##### Age 11 to 14Challenge Level

Replace each letter with a digit to make this addition correct.

### Magic Squares for Special Occasions

##### Age 11 to 16

This article explains how to make your own magic square to mark a special occasion with the special date of your choice on the top line.

### Tis Unique

##### Age 11 to 14Challenge Level

This addition sum uses all ten digits 0, 1, 2...9 exactly once. Find the sum and show that the one you give is the only possibility.

##### Age 11 to 14Challenge Level

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?

### Two and Two

##### Age 11 to 16Challenge Level

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

### Arrange the Digits

##### Age 11 to 14Challenge Level

Can you arrange the digits 1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9 into three 3-digit numbers such that their total is close to 1500?

### As Easy as 1,2,3

##### Age 11 to 14Challenge Level

When I type a sequence of letters my calculator gives the product of all the numbers in the corresponding memories. What numbers should I store so that when I type 'ONE' it returns 1, and when I type. . . .

### Number Pyramids

##### Age 11 to 14Challenge Level

Try entering different sets of numbers in the number pyramids. How does the total at the top change?

### Crossed Ends

##### Age 11 to 14Challenge Level

Crosses can be drawn on number grids of various sizes. What do you notice when you add opposite ends?

### Digit Sum

##### Age 14 to 16 ShortChallenge Level

What is the sum of all the digits in all the integers from one to one million?

### The Patent Solution

##### Age 11 to 14Challenge Level

A combination mechanism for a safe comprises thirty-two tumblers numbered from one to thirty-two in such a way that the numbers in each wheel total 132... Could you open the safe?

##### Age 11 to 14Challenge Level

By selecting digits for an addition grid, what targets can you make?

### Subtraction Surprise

##### Age 7 to 14Challenge Level

Try out some calculations. Are you surprised by the results?

##### Age 11 to 14Challenge Level

What happens when you add a three digit number to its reverse?

### Postage

##### Age 14 to 16Challenge Level

The country Sixtania prints postage stamps with only three values 6 lucres, 10 lucres and 15 lucres (where the currency is in lucres).Which values cannot be made up with combinations of these postage. . . .

### Escape from the Castle

##### Age 7 to 14Challenge Level

Skippy and Anna are locked in a room in a large castle. The key to that room, and all the other rooms, is a number. The numbers are locked away in a problem. Can you help them to get out?

### Largest Number

##### Age 11 to 14Challenge Level

What is the largest number you can make using the three digits 2, 3 and 4 in any way you like, using any operations you like? You can only use each digit once.

### Diagonal Sums

##### Age 7 to 14Challenge Level

In this 100 square, look at the green square which contains the numbers 2, 3, 12 and 13. What is the sum of the numbers that are diagonally opposite each other? What do you notice?

##### Age 11 to 14Challenge Level

Make a set of numbers that use all the digits from 1 to 9, once and once only. Add them up. The result is divisible by 9. Add each of the digits in the new number. What is their sum? Now try some. . . .

### Magic Letters

##### Age 11 to 14Challenge Level

Charlie has made a Magic V. Can you use his example to make some more? And how about Magic Ls, Ns and Ws?

### Calendar Capers

##### Age 11 to 14Challenge Level

Choose any three by three square of dates on a calendar page...

### Got it for Two

##### Age 7 to 14Challenge Level

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

### Cryptarithms

##### Age 11 to 14Challenge Level

Can you crack these cryptarithms?

### Charitable Pennies

##### Age 7 to 14Challenge Level

Investigate the different ways that fifteen schools could have given money in a charity fundraiser.

### Consecutive Negative Numbers

##### Age 11 to 14Challenge Level

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

### Jugs of Wine

##### Age 11 to 14Challenge Level

You have four jugs of 9, 7, 4 and 2 litres capacity. The 9 litre jug is full of wine, the others are empty. Can you divide the wine into three equal quantities?

### Card Trick 2

##### Age 11 to 14Challenge Level

Can you explain how this card trick works?

### Pairs

##### Age 11 to 14Challenge Level

Ann thought of 5 numbers and told Bob all the sums that could be made by adding the numbers in pairs. The list of sums is 6, 7, 8, 8, 9, 9, 10,10, 11, 12. Help Bob to find out which numbers Ann was. . . .

### Summing Consecutive Numbers

##### Age 11 to 14Challenge Level

15 = 7 + 8 and 10 = 1 + 2 + 3 + 4. Can you say which numbers can be expressed as the sum of two or more consecutive integers?

### Cunning Card Trick

##### Age 11 to 14Challenge Level

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

### Score

##### Age 11 to 14Challenge Level

There are exactly 3 ways to add 4 odd numbers to get 10. Find all the ways of adding 8 odd numbers to get 20. To be sure of getting all the solutions you will need to be systematic. What about. . . .

### Alphabet Soup

##### Age 11 to 14Challenge Level

This challenge is to make up YOUR OWN alphanumeric. Each letter represents a digit and where the same letter appears more than once it must represent the same digit each time.

### Number Daisy

##### Age 11 to 14Challenge Level

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?

### Football Sum

##### Age 11 to 14Challenge Level

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

### Have You Got It?

##### Age 11 to 14Challenge Level

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

### Cayley

##### Age 11 to 14Challenge 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"?

### Alphabetti Sudoku

##### Age 11 to 16Challenge Level

This Sudoku requires you to do some working backwards before working forwards.

### 3388

##### Age 11 to 14Challenge Level

Using some or all of the operations of addition, subtraction, multiplication and division and using the digits 3, 3, 8 and 8 each once and only once make an expression equal to 24.

### Cinema Problem

##### Age 11 to 14Challenge Level

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

### Twenty20

##### Age 7 to 16Challenge Level

Fancy a game of cricket? Here is a mathematical version you can play indoors without breaking any windows.

### Pair Sums

##### Age 11 to 14Challenge Level

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

### Eight Dominoes

##### Age 7 to 16Challenge Level

Using the 8 dominoes make a square where each of the columns and rows adds up to 8

### Nice or Nasty for Two

##### Age 7 to 14Challenge Level

Some Games That May Be Nice or Nasty for an adult and child. Use your knowledge of place value to beat your opponent.

### Nice or Nasty

##### Age 7 to 14Challenge Level

There are nasty versions of this dice game but we'll start with the nice ones...

### Countdown Fractions

##### Age 11 to 16Challenge Level

Here is a chance to play a fractions version of the classic Countdown Game.

### Making Maths: Double-sided Magic Square

##### Age 7 to 14Challenge Level

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

### Adding and Subtracting Positive and Negative Numbers

##### Age 11 to 14

How can we help students make sense of addition and subtraction of negative numbers?

### Can You Make 100?

##### Age 11 to 14Challenge Level

How many ways can you find to put in operation signs (+ - x Ã·) to make 100?