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Level 3 problem September 2014

Lollies, Lollies, Lollies

On Monday, Sam, Sunny and Sylvia shared some lollies that their mother had given them.
Sunny got twice as many lollies as Sam.
Sylvia got three times as many lollies as Sam.

Making beanies

Making Beanies is a new type of resource for the nzmaths site. This five minute video story describes the process and outcomes for a rich maths unit of work based around making polar fleece beanies. We intend to develop a collection of similar videos.

Vi Hart's YouTube channel

Vi Hart's YouTube channel contains a very large collection of videos on a wide range of subjects, including maths, music, and food. She clearly has a particular interest in the idea of infinity, as many of her videos feature this.

Making beanies

Making Beanies is a new type of resource for the nzmaths site. This five minute video story describes the process and outcomes for a rich maths unit of work based around making polar fleece beanies. We intend to develop a collection of similar videos.

Level 2 problem September 2014

Grandpa's Chocolates

Grandpa has five pockets in his jacket.
In one pocket he has one chocolate. In another pocket he has two chocolates.
In another he has double that many chocolates. 
In yet another he has double that many and in the fifth pocket he has double that many again. 
How many chocolates does Grandpa have in his jacket?

Level 1 problem September 2014


Strawberry and Chocolate Milk 

Mary the milk lady had a square milk crate that would hold four bottles.

In how many ways can she fill it with strawberry and chocolate milk bottles? 

General discussion

Please use this thread for any general discussion about problem solving.

Problem sharing thread

Please use this thread to share and discuss any good problem solving activities that you have found.

More or Less

More or Less is a weekly podcast, available to download on the BBC website. Each episode is a ten minute mp3 (audio) file which discusses numbers and statistics used in everyday life.

Bowland Maths

Bowland Maths aims to make maths engaging and relevant to pupils aged 11-14, with a focus on developing thinking, reasoning and problem-solving skills. In these materials, the maths emerges naturally as pupils tackle problems set in a rich mixture of real-life and fantasy situations.


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