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Puzzle Page. Each week we'll upload a brand new puzzle, taken from the extensive library of Mathematic Teaching Journals.

Puzzle Page

You can view all of our journals if you become a member today, for as little as £25 a year! Membership gives you access to the entire library, dating all the way back to issue 1. That is a LOT of puzzles AND articles AND research AND MATHS! Puzzle 3 - Taken from MT199 Puzzle 2 - Taken from MT198 Puzzle 1 - Taken from MT195.

Puzzles and Starters. I love maths puzzles, I like solving them and I like setting them in lessons.

Puzzles and Starters

I have written many posts about how I’ve solved them, so I thought I would put some time in and collate them into a single page for people to use as starters. Most puzzles have more than one solution, the solutions I’ve blogged are the ones I came up with. And I’ve tried to include my reasoning and other thoughts around them. Often there are more efficient and concise solutions, so I see after I’m done and some other point out. If you solve them using a different method, I’d love to hear about it, feel free to use the comments or contact me. Here is a nice number puzzle that can be used for most year groups: A high school has a strange principal. There are one thousand lockers and one thousand students in the school.

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The engine will scan through the problem description, details, solution, and a set of topic keywords for every problem. You can further refine your search by requiring an exact match of every word in your list (AND) or any of your keywords (OR). You can also select the difficulty level of the problem, for which guidance is given below. Guidelines to level of difficulty: These problems require nothing more than a logical mind and a willingness to try things out on paper. Problems begin to require insights and mathematical tools.

A good knowledge of school mathematics and/or some aspects of proof will be required. A comprehensive knowledge of school mathematics and advanced mathematical tools will be required. Please note on many problems that, although they start at a particular level of difficulty, the extensions may extend it considerably beyond its initial level of difficulty. My Life In Numbers displays real-time statistics, fun facts and fascinating numbers. Home of the daily Maths Challenge. Power Countdown. In the game of Power Countdown, you use a set of numbers to make a target number, but unlike the usual Countdown game where you can use or , the only operations you can use are raising a number to a power, taking the reciprocal of a number, or finding the product of two numbers.

Power Countdown

Each number can only be used once. You don't have to use all the numbers. There is often more than one way of making a particular target, so see how many different ways you can find. Watch the video to see some examples. Can you find any other ways of making ? Here is another selection. How many ways are there to make the target number of ? Below is a selection of numbers and five targets. How many different ways can you find to make each target? Are there any targets you can't make? Factors and Multiples Puzzle. Stage: 3 Challenge Level: To try this puzzle you will need a copy of the playing board and cards.

Factors and Multiples Puzzle

You can download a copy to print. Cut out the 10 heading cards and put one in each of the 10 spaces round the playing board. Bring on the Maths! Countdown Fractions. This is a more challenging version of Countdown Choose any 6 cards.

Countdown Fractions

The top row always contains the numbers 1, 2, 3 and 4 and the bottom row contains a range of fractions, that changes according to the level of difficulty: Level 1: halves, quarters and eighthsLevel 2: halves, thirds, quarters, sixths and twelfthsLevel 3: halves, quarters, fifths, tenths and twentiethsLevel 4: halves, thirds, quarters, fifths, sixths, tenths, twelfths, fifteenths, twentieths, thirtieths and sixtieths. Select a level and click on "play" to set a target. The challenge is to hit the target with the numbers available using just addition and subtraction. Each card can only be used once. It is always possible to hit the target. Countdown. Here is a chance to play a version of the classic Countdown Game.


Choose any 6 cards. The top row contains the numbers 25, 50, 75, 100 and the bottom row contains numbers from 1 to 10. Click on "play" to set a target. The challenge is to use the numbers available and the four standard operations (addition, subtraction, multiplication and division) to hit the target. Each card can only be used once. It is always possible to hit the target.

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