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Broad Topics > Algebraic expressions, equations and formulae > Creating and manipulating expressions and formulae ### Lap Times

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Can you find the lap times of the two cyclists travelling at constant speeds? ### Hike and Hitch

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Fifteen students had to travel 60 miles. They could use a car, which could only carry 5 students. As the car left with the first 5 (at 40 miles per hour), the remaining 10 commenced hiking along the. . . . ### How Do You React?

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To investigate the relationship between the distance the ruler drops and the time taken, we need to do some mathematical modelling... ### Quick Times

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32 x 38 = 30 x 40 + 2 x 8; 34 x 36 = 30 x 40 + 4 x 6; 56 x 54 = 50 x 60 + 6 x 4; 73 x 77 = 70 x 80 + 3 x 7 Verify and generalise if possible. ### Hand Swap

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My train left London between 6 a.m. and 7 a.m. and arrived in Paris between 9 a.m. and 10 a.m. At the start and end of the journey the hands on my watch were in exactly the same positions but the. . . . ### Around and Back

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A cyclist and a runner start off simultaneously around a race track each going at a constant speed. The cyclist goes all the way around and then catches up with the runner. He then instantly turns. . . . ### One and Three

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Two motorboats travelling up and down a lake at constant speeds leave opposite ends A and B at the same instant, passing each other, for the first time 600 metres from A, and on their return, 400. . . . ### How Many Miles to Go?

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How many more miles must the car travel before the numbers on the milometer and the trip meter contain the same digits in the same order? ### A Tilted Square

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The opposite vertices of a square have coordinates (a,b) and (c,d). What are the coordinates of the other vertices? ### Card Trick 1

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Can you explain how this card trick works? ### AMGM

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Can you use the diagram to prove the AM-GM inequality? ### Regular Hexagon Loops

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Make some loops out of regular hexagons. What rules can you discover? ##### Age 11 to 14 Challenge 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? ### Painted Cube

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Imagine a large cube made from small red cubes being dropped into a pot of yellow paint. How many of the small cubes will have yellow paint on their faces? ##### Age 14 to 16 Challenge Level:

If a sum invested gains 10% each year how long before it has doubled its value? ### Is it Magic or Is it Maths?

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Here are three 'tricks' to amaze your friends. But the really clever trick is explaining to them why these 'tricks' are maths not magic. Like all good magicians, you should practice by trying. . . . ### More Mathematical Mysteries

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Write down a three-digit number Change the order of the digits to get a different number Find the difference between the two three digit numbers Follow the rest of the instructions then try. . . . ### Partitioning Revisited

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We can show that (x + 1)² = x² + 2x + 1 by considering the area of an (x + 1) by (x + 1) square. Show in a similar way that (x + 2)² = x² + 4x + 4 ### Multiplication Square

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Pick a square within a multiplication square and add the numbers on each diagonal. What do you notice? ### Summing Consecutive Numbers

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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? ##### Age 11 to 14 Challenge Level:

Think of a number and follow my instructions. Tell me your answer, and I'll tell you what you started with! Can you explain how I know? ##### Age 7 to 14 Challenge Level:

Think of a number and follow the machine's instructions... I know what your number is! Can you explain how I know? ### Triangles Within Triangles

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Can you find a rule which connects consecutive triangular numbers? ### Can They Be Equal?

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Can you find rectangles where the value of the area is the same as the value of the perimeter? ### Think of Two Numbers

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Think of two whole numbers under 10, and follow the steps. I can work out both your numbers very quickly. How? ### Triangles Within Squares

##### Age 14 to 16 Challenge Level:

Can you find a rule which relates triangular numbers to square numbers? ### Triangles Within Pentagons

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Show that all pentagonal numbers are one third of a triangular number. ### Good Work If You Can Get It

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A job needs three men but in fact six people do it. When it is finished they are all paid the same. How much was paid in total, and much does each man get if the money is shared as Fred suggests? ### Cubes Within Cubes Revisited

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Imagine starting with one yellow cube and covering it all over with a single layer of red cubes, and then covering that cube with a layer of blue cubes. How many red and blue cubes would you need? ### Perimeter Expressions

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Create some shapes by combining two or more rectangles. What can you say about the areas and perimeters of the shapes you can make? ### More Number Pyramids

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When number pyramids have a sequence on the bottom layer, some interesting patterns emerge... ### Chocolate 2010

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First of all, pick the number of times a week that you would like to eat chocolate. Multiply this number by 2... ### Number Pyramids

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Try entering different sets of numbers in the number pyramids. How does the total at the top change? ### Top-heavy Pyramids

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Use the numbers in the box below to make the base of a top-heavy pyramid whose top number is 200. ##### Age 11 to 14 Challenge Level:

Visitors to Earth from the distant planet of Zub-Zorna were amazed when they found out that when the digits in this multiplication were reversed, the answer was the same! Find a way to explain. . . . ##### Age 11 to 14 Challenge Level:

Think of a number Multiply it by 3 Add 6 Take away your start number Divide by 2 Take away your number. (You have finished with 3!) HOW DOES THIS WORK? ### Crossed Ends

##### Age 11 to 14 Challenge Level:

Crosses can be drawn on number grids of various sizes. What do you notice when you add opposite ends? ### Why 8?

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Choose any four consecutive even numbers. Multiply the two middle numbers together. Multiply the first and last numbers. Now subtract your second answer from the first. Try it with your own. . . . ### The Number Jumbler

##### Age 7 to 14 Challenge Level:

The Number Jumbler can always work out your chosen symbol. Can you work out how? ### Days and Dates

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Investigate how you can work out what day of the week your birthday will be on next year, and the year after... ### Marbles in a Box

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How many winning lines can you make in a three-dimensional version of noughts and crosses? ### Always a Multiple?

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Think of a two digit number, reverse the digits, and add the numbers together. Something special happens... ### Seven Squares

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Watch these videos to see how Phoebe, Alice and Luke chose to draw 7 squares. How would they draw 100? ### Steel Cables

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Some students have been working out the number of strands needed for different sizes of cable. Can you make sense of their solutions? ### Fibs

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The well known Fibonacci sequence is 1 ,1, 2, 3, 5, 8, 13, 21.... How many Fibonacci sequences can you find containing the number 196 as one of the terms? ### How Big?

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If the sides of the triangle in the diagram are 3, 4 and 5, what is the area of the shaded square? ### Hallway Borders

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What are the possible dimensions of a rectangular hallway if the number of tiles around the perimeter is exactly half the total number of tiles? ### Legs Eleven

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Take any four digit number. Move the first digit to the end and move the rest along. Now add your two numbers. Did you get a multiple of 11? ### Boxed In

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A box has faces with areas 3, 12 and 25 square centimetres. What is the volume of the box? ### Janine's Conjecture

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Janine noticed, while studying some cube numbers, that if you take three consecutive whole numbers and multiply them together and then add the middle number of the three, you get the middle number. . . .