Inspirations from Easter Conferences - September 2006, Stage 1&2

Problems

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Sort the Street

Age 5 to 7 Challenge Level:

Sort the houses in my street into different groups. Can you do it in any other ways?

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Numbers as Shapes

Age 5 to 7 Challenge Level:

Use cubes to continue making the numbers from 7 to 20. Are they sticks, rectangles or squares?

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Move a Match

Age 7 to 11 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?

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Sticks and Triangles

Age 7 to 11 Challenge Level:

Using different numbers of sticks, how many different triangles are you able to make? Can you make any rules about the numbers of sticks that make the most triangles?

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Fraction Fascination

Age 7 to 11 Challenge Level:

This problem challenges you to work out what fraction of the whole area of these pictures is taken up by various shapes.