by David, 24 December 2019 | 0 comments

Merry Christmas! Here’s our maths gift to you – a puzzle.

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Difficulty: Taxing I have a collection of strange dice.

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by David, 27 November 2019 | 0 comments

Difficulty: Tricky Janet is afraid of the dark, especially dark caves and tunnels. Today Janet must catch the train into town. But there’s a problem. As soon as the train leaves the station, it goes into a tunnel.

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by David, 13 November 2019 | 0 comments

Difficulty: Fun Sienna’s teacher is writing up a wicked problem on the board. First, the teacher writes all the numbers from 1 to 99. Then they erase 10, 20, and all the other numbers that end in 0. “Listen up!” the teacher announces. “I want you to multiply all the numbers on the board.

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by David, 30 October 2019 | 0 comments

Difficulty: Fun Sergio is an electrician repairing a power line. There’s a stretch of eight, evenly spaced power poles he’s working on. The distance from the first to the fourth is 120 metres. What’s the distance from the first to the eighth pole?

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by David, 16 October 2019 | 2 comments

Difficulty: Tricky I’ve got a square piece of paper, with lines for writing on both sides. Right now, the lines are running up and down the page. To get the lines running left and right, I could rotate the page, but that’s too boring. Can I do it by flipping the page instead? Scroll…

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by David, 2 October 2019 | 0 comments

Difficulty: Tricky Imogen has had enough of her goats getting into her veggie patch. She’s bought wire and poles, but before she starts building, she must work out what shape fence she needs.

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by Jasmine, 18 September 2019 | 2 comments

Written by Kerry Dent Difficulty: Tricky On the expedition’s small BBQ, only two potato cakes will fit at the same time.

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by David, 4 September 2019 | 3 comments

While working on an old weaving machine, Aisha spied a dial that needed repairing. The dial had numbers counting upwards, evenly spaced around the outside. Although she couldn’t see the whole dial, she could see that the number 6 was directly opposite 17. Can you work out how many numbers there are on the dial?

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by David, 21 August 2019 | 0 comments

Fred is a biologist doing an experiment with pademelons. They have a square paddock and four feeding bowls. They also have two laser detectors that each shoot a straight beam all the way across the paddock.

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