Mathematicians are always looking for efficient methods for solving problems. How efficient can you be?
Alison, Bernard and Charlie have been exploring sequences of odd and even numbers, which raise some intriguing questions...
Watch our videos of multiplication methods that you may not have met before. Can you make sense of them?
There are lots of different methods to find out what the shapes are worth - how many can you find?
Some students have been working out the number of strands needed for different sizes of cable. Can you make sense of their solutions?
Here is a Sudoku with a difference! Use information about lowest common multiples to help you solve it.
If I tell you two sides of a right-angled triangle, you can easily work out the third. But what if the angle between the two sides is not a right angle?
Try to solve this very difficult problem and then study our two suggested solutions. How would you use your knowledge to try to solve variants on the original problem?
Investigate constructible images which contain rational areas.
We had some clear explanations about the different shapes of distribution that can be made with two spinners.
Go to last month's problems to see more solutions.
In this article, Malcolm Swan describes a teaching approach designed to improve the quality of students' reasoning.
A game for two people, or play online. Given a target number, say 23, and a range of numbers to choose from, say 1-4, players take it in turns to add to the running total to hit their target.