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Players take it in turns to choose a dot on the grid. The winner is the first to have four dots that can be joined to form a rhombus.
Players take it in turns to choose a dot on the grid. The winner is the first to have four dots that can be joined to form a parallelogram.
These eleven shapes each stand for a different number. Can you use the multiplication sums to work out what they are?
Gabriel multiplied together some numbers and then erased them. Can you figure out where each number was?
Can you do a little mathematical detective work to figure out which number has been wiped out?
Can you work out which drink has the stronger flavour?
A country has decided to have just two different coins, 3z and 5z coins. Which totals can be made? Is there a largest total that cannot be made? How do you know?
Who said that adding, subtracting, multiplying and dividing couldn't be fun?
Can you find a reliable strategy for choosing coordinates that will locate the treasure in the minimum number of guesses?
In this game the winner is the first to complete a row of three. Are some squares easier to land on than others?
Collect as many diamonds as you can by drawing three straight lines.
A game in which players take it in turns to choose a number. Can you block your opponent?
The clues for this Sudoku are the product of the numbers in adjacent squares.
How have "Warmsnug" arrived at the prices shown on their windows? Which window has been given an incorrect price?
Players take it in turns to choose a dot on the grid. The winner is the first to have four dots that can be joined to form a square.
Can you select the missing digit(s) to find the largest multiple?
Can you create a Latin Square from multiples of a six digit number?
Can you explain the strategy for winning this game with any target?
A collection of short Stage 3 and 4 problems on Thinking Strategically.
There is nothing half so much worth doing as simply messing about in boats...
Here's a neat trick you can do with an 11 by 11 square...
Four friends must cross a bridge. How can they all cross it in just 17 minutes?