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Problem solving modules

A collection of problem solving modules have been developed. They each explore a mathematical problem in some depth.

Problem solving activities

 
Number and
Algebra
Geometry and
Measurement
Statistics
 Junior
Cutting String 1
Triominoes
Middle
Senior

 (updated 31/1/13)

Bright Sparks activities

Click on the links in the table below to access the Bright Sparks activities or their notes.
Six Circles.
Six Circles
Arrange the digits 1-6 in a triangle so the side sums are equal.
Six Circles Students' Notes 
Frogs.
Frogs 
Move frogs on lily pads past each other.
Frogs Students' Notes
Sole Survivor.
Sole Survivor
Solitaire game involving jumping counters.
Sole Survivor Students' Notes 
Toni's Tiara.
Toni's Tiara 
What shapes can you make by slicing through a cube?
Toni's Tiara Students' Notes
Round Table.
Round Table
Which seat should you sit at to win the prize if every second seat is removed?
Round Table Students' Notes
Diamonds.
Diamonds
Be the first to make 3 in a row - a variation on noughts and crosses.
Diamonds Students' Notes
Nice Dice.
Nice Dice
Make a pair of dice that have an equal probability of each sum from 1-12.
Nice Dice Students' Notes