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The resources on this page will hopefully help you teach AO2 and AO3 of the new GCSE specification - problem solving and reasoning.

This brief lesson is designed to lead students into thinking about how to solve mathematical problems. It features ideas of strategies to use, clear steps to follow and plenty of opportunities for discussion.

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The PixiMaths problem solving booklets are aimed at "crossover" marks (questions that will be on both higher and foundation) so will be accessed by most students. The booklets are collated Edexcel exam questions; you may well recognise them from elsewhere. Each booklet has 70 marks worth of questions and will probably last two lessons, including time to go through answers with your students. There is one for each area of the new GCSE specification and they are designed to complement the PixiMaths year 11 SOL.

These problem solving starter packs are great to support students with problem solving skills. I've used them this year for two out of four lessons each week, then used Numeracy Ninjas as starters for the other two lessons.  When I first introduced the booklets, I encouraged my students to use scaffolds like those mentioned here , then gradually weaned them off the scaffolds. I give students some time to work independently, then time to discuss with their peers, then we go through it as a class. The levels correspond very roughly to the new GCSE grades.

Some of my favourite websites have plenty of other excellent resources to support you and your students in these assessment objectives.

@TessMaths has written some great stuff for BBC Bitesize.

There are some intersting though-provoking problems at Open Middle.

I'm sure you've seen it before, but if not, check it out now! Nrich is where it's at if your want to provide enrichment and problem solving in your lessons.

MathsBot  by @StudyMaths has everything, and if you scroll to the bottom of the homepage you'll find puzzles and problem solving too.

I may be a little biased because I love Edexcel, but these question packs are really useful.

The UKMT has a mentoring scheme that provides fantastic problem solving resources , all complete with answers.

I have only recently been shown Maths Problem Solving and it is awesome - there are links to problem solving resources for all areas of maths, as well as plenty of general problem solving too. Definitely worth exploring!

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Since the abolition of maths coursework, there is no formal requirement to carry out investigations with your students. However, it is only through investigative work that students of all ages and abilities can start to appreciate the true beauty of the subject. They can hypothesise, be creative, challenge themselves, work with other students and potentially discover things that have never been discovered before.

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  • Creativity in maths This useful guide is worth reading before embarking upon any maths investigation. What does it mean to be creative and how can you provide opportunities for creativity in your classroom? It comes complete with five puzzles in a ready-to-print format.
  • Maths investigations A collection of over 20 maths problems, puzzles, games and investigations that are designed for KS2, but which could easily be used to extend the learning and problem solving skills of younger KS3 students.
  • More maths investigations This resource contains lots of ideas for real-life maths investigations, covering number, algebra, shape, space and measure. Again, while they are aimed at KS2 pupils, they could be adapted for use with KS3 students as well.
  • Even more maths investigations! These starter sheets introduce a topic for investigation and come with levelled guidance to help students to self- and peer-assess as they progress through it. Although they are targeted at Year 7, these are suitable for year groups at both KS2 and KS3.
  • Investigative lesson presentations A collection of classic maths investigations, including chessboards and tetrahedron towers, presented as PowerPoint presentations with learning objectives and level expectations.
  • Challenging ideas for KS4 and Post-16 This was one of my TES Maths Resources of 2014 and it’s easy to see why. These investigations are ideal for gifted and talented GCSE and sixth form students and include everything from code-breaking and Goldbach’s conjecture to the Riemann hypothesis and game theory.
  • Diagonals of rectangles This may be one of my own resources, but it is one of my all-time favourites as it’s so versatile. It can be accessed by Year 6 students, while still challenging the most able Year 11s. The concept is so simple, but the potential depth is great.
  • Investigating circle theorems Some of the best investigations are topic-specific and this activity is no exception. It uses the free dynamic geometry package, GeoGebra, to help students derive, identify and better understand all of the key circle theorems.
  • Prison cells investigation The famous investigation about the numbers on prison cell doors is well-presented, has a really clear structure and some fantastic ideas for differentiation.
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  • Mathemagic These maths magic tricks are engaging way of presenting a problem to your KS3 pupils, before challenging them to investigate how and why they work. Better still, can they go on to design their own?
  • Noughts and crosses investigation Who would have thought you could get so much maths goodness from a game of noughts and crosses?  This game will appeal to secondary students of all ages.

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We’ve picked out 42 maths puzzles, one for each day of the six-week holiday (even though it’s very unlikely students will have exactly six weeks off).

Give students this link before they leave for the year, or email each question out a day at a time if you have the patience.

Day 1 | 12 to 15

Grid maths puzzles

Can you put the numbers 1 to 8 in each of the squares so that each side adds up to middle number?

Try more of these puzzles at MathSphere and take a look at the answers too.

Day 2 | Puzzling Taxi Fares

Two salespeople (A and B) hired a car to take them from their office to their customers. 

A’s customer lived 10km away from the office. 

B’s customer lived 20km away from the office. 

The road to B’s customer went directly past A’s customer. 

The trip cost £20 in total. 

What part of the bill was it fair for each salesperson to pay? 

Get worksheet and Powerpoint versions of this puzzle and check out the answers .

Day 3 | 24 from 8, 8, 3, 3

How can you get the answer 24 by only using these numbers: 

8, 8, 3, 3  

You can use add, subtract, multiply, divide and parentheses. 

Bonus rules: you can also use logarithms, factorials and roots 

Day 4 | Weighty problem maths puzzles

I have ten boxes with a total weight of 75kg 

I want to pack the boxes into three crates. Each create can carry a maximum of 25kg. 

How can I pack the boxes into the crates? 

(There may be more than one way).

Check out this puzzle on Math is Fun and look at the answer too. 

Day 5 | Absolutely Christmas crackers

A make-your-own Christmas cracker kit contains: 

  • Three colours of hat: red, yellow, blue 
  • Four prizes: toy car, spinning top, magnifying glass, mini hairbrush 
  • Four different jokes 

All the other parts are the same.  

The kit contains enough bits for 50 crackers. Can you make all the crackers different to one another? 

This is another one from Math is Fun . View the answers here .

Day 6 | Roll the dice

Player A's score is determined by taking the highest of 3 dice. Player B's is determined by taking second-highest of 8. Who wins more games? — Ben Orlin (@benorlin) June 16, 2016

Read people’s answers to this one under the original tweet from Ben Orlin .

Day 7 | Game on

Sergio is playing two different games on the computer: game 1 and game 2. 

The two events are independent. 

The tree diagram shows some of the information below. 

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Given that the probability of Sergio losing both games is 12/25, find the values of a, b, c, d and e.

View this problem and more GCSE ‘wordy’ problems at m4ths.com , as well as the answer.

Day 8 | Compound rectangular shapes

Sami worked out the area of the orange shape as 10 x 4 + 8 x 7 = 96cm 2 .

Razina worked out the area as 12 x 7 + 3 x 4 = 96cm 2 .

Lukas worked out the area as 10 x 10 – 2 x 2 = 96cm 2 .

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Are you convinced by Sami, Razina or Lukas’ reasoning? Explain your answer.

View this puzzle on Don Steward’s blog .

Day 9 | The stupid gardener

A gardener planted a row of 100 strawberry plants in his garden, setting them exactly 1m apart.

Each plant produced just one strawberry.

When picking time came, the stupid gardened placed a basked 1m from the end of the row. He then proceeded to pick and carry each strawberry to the basket, one by one.

Starting and ending at the basket, how far had the gardener walked when he finished picking all 100 strawberries?

Download this puzzle as Worksheet and PowerPoint versions, and view the answer.

Day 10 | 1996 puzzle

Use the numbers 1, 9, 9 and 6 , exactly in that order, to make the following numbers:

You can use the mathematical symbols +, −, ×, /, √, ^ (exponent symbol) and brackets.

Example: 1 × 9 + 9 × 6 = 63

View this puzzle on Math is Fun , where you’ll also find the answer .

Day 11 | Dizzy digits maths puzzles

This puzzle is in three parts. You need to answer all three parts.

Part 1: Use four 4s to make 44

Part 2: Use five 5s to make 55

Part 3: Use six 6s to make 66

You can use any of the +, −, x , ÷ and = keys.

These maths puzzles are from MathSphere. View it and the answer here .

Day 12 | Medal muddle

Thirteen nations competed in a sports tournament. Unfortunately, we do not have the final medal table, but we have the following pieces of information:

1. Turkey and Mexico both finished above Italy and New Zealand.

2. Portugal finished above Venezuela, Mexico, Spain and Romania.

3. Romania finished below Algeria, Greece, Spain and Serbia.

4. Serbia finished above Turkey and Portugal, both of whom finished below Algeria and Russia.

5. Russia finished above France and Algeria.

6. Algeria finished below France but above Serbia and Spain.

7. Italy finished below Greece and Venezuela, but above New Zealand.

8. Venezuela finished above New Zealand but below Greece.

9. Greece finished below Turkey, who came below France.

10. Portugal finished below Greece and France.

11. France finished above Serbia, who came above Mexico.

12. Venezuela finished below Mexico, and New Zealand came above Spain.

Can you recreate the medal table from this information?

Can you describe an efficient strategy for solving problems like this?

This puzzle is from the NRICH website . Look here for approaches, key questions, extensions and support.

Day 13 | Tea cups maths puzzles

Aunt Jane has bought a whole lot of cups and saucers. There are four sets:

In each set there are four cups and four saucers (16 cups and 16 saucers altogether).

You decide to mix them around so that there are 16 different-looking cup/saucer combinations laid out on the table in a very long line.

So, for example:

a) there is a red cup on a green saucer but not another the same, although there is a green cup on a red saucer b) there is a red cup on a red saucer but that’s the only one like it

There are these 16 different cup/saucer combinations on the table. and you think about arranging them in a big square. Because there are sixteen, you realise that there are going to be four rows with four in each row (or if you like, four rows and four columns).

Here is the challenge: place these 16 different combinations of cup/saucer in a four by four arrangement with the following rules:

  • In any row there must only be one cup of each colour
  • In any row there must only be one saucer of each colour
  • In any column there must only be one cup of each colour
  • In any column there must be only one saucer of each colour

View the full puzzle on the NRICH website .

Day 14 | Insert 1-15

DAY 163 | https://t.co/gPLkNjN0jc Insert the numbers 1-15, once each, into the gaps below: ◯+◯=◯ ◯+◯=◯ ◯+◯=◯ ◯+◯=◯ ◯+◯=◯ #MATHELONA pic.twitter.com/lMVsmsFlzK — Croeso i Paul Godding (@7puzzle) June 11, 2017

Day 15 | Place the 12 numbers

day/dydd 57 at https://t.co/gPLkNjN0jc Can you place the 12 numbers: 1 1 2 2 3 3 4 4 5 6 7 8 into the 12 gaps below so that all three lines work out arithmetically? ◯ + ◯ =  5 = ◯ – ◯ ◯ + ◯ = 9 = ◯ × ◯ ◯ + ◯ = 8 = ◯ ÷ ◯ #Mathelona https://t.co/DlR8te8Zeb — Croeso i Paul Godding (@7puzzle) February 26, 2022

Day 16 | Bavarian

One glass has 10cl of tonic water and another 10cl of fernet.

Pour 3cl of tonic into the glass with fernet. After mixing thoroughly, pour 3cl of the mixture back into the glass with tonic water.

Is there more tonic in the glass of fernet or more fernet in the glass of tonic? (Ignore the chemical composition!)

View this puzzle and more on BrainDen , as well as the answer.

Day 17 | The puzzled farmer maths puzzles

A farmer set out to market with a turkey, a fox and a basket of wheat.

When he came to the river, he found there only an empty rowing boat, so small that he could only carry one thing with him at a time.

If the fox was left with the turkey, he would eat it. If the turkey was left with the wheat, she would eat it.

How did the farmer get them all across safely? What is the minimum number of crossings necessary?

Download worksheet and Powerpoint versions of this classic puzzle, and look at the answer .

Day 18 | Algebra cow

Solve the following (each letter is a digit):

COW x COW = DEDCOW

Day 19 | Five card trick

I am thinking of one of these five cards:

Card trick maths puzzles

You have to try to find out which one I am thinking of. Here are some clues:

  • The value of my card is a prime number
  • The values of my two neighbours add up to a multiple of 3
  • My card is next to a card which is next to the 2 of hearts

See this problem and the solution at Math is Fun .

Day 20 | Tricky twenty triangle

Put the numbers 1-9 in the boxes below so that each side of the triangle adds up to 20.

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View this puzzle and the solution at Maths Sphere .

Day 21 | Working with ratios

In a factory the ratio of men to woman is 2:3.

The ratio of right handed men to left handed men is 7:3.

The ratio of right handed women to left handed women is 11:1.

What proportion of the people working in the factory are right handed?

View this problem and the answer .

Day 22 | Give me a hand

A professor and their spouse are at a party. At the party there are four more couples (five couples overall).

During the party, couples shake hands with the following rules:

  • One does not shake hands with oneself
  • One does not shake his/her spouse’s hand

At the end of the party the professor asked all the other guests at the part (including their spouse) how many different people they shook hands with. Each person tells him a different answer (meaning, if one person said “five”, no one else said “five”).

With how many people did the professor shake hands?

Day 23 | Bridge over troubled students

There are four men who want to cross a bridge. They all begin on the same side. You have 17 minutes to get all of them across to the other side.

It is night. There is one flashlight. A maximum of two people can cross at one time. Any party who crosses, either one or two people, must have the flashlight with them.

The flashlight must be walked back and forth, it cannot be thrown, etc. Each man walks at a different speed. A pair must walk together at the rate of the slower man.

Man 1: 1 minute to cross Man 2: 2 minutes to cross Man 3: 5 minutes to cross Man 4: 10 minutes to cross

For example, if Man 1 and Man 4 walk across first, 10 minutes have elapsed when they get to the other side of the bridge.

If Man 4 returns with the flashlight, a total of 20 minutes have passed, and you have failed the mission.

This puzzle is from Steve Miller’s Math Riddles .

Day 24 | Three spinners maths puzzles

The 3 spinners below are each spun once and the number written down.

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Find the probability that when the three spinners are spun, the numbers are either all prime numbers or all cube numbers.

View this problem and the answer at M4ths.com .

Day 25 | Pipes and pathways

These three houses are putting in gas, to be piped from the containers shown.

House A must be connected with container F, house B with D, and house C with E.

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A clause in the title deed forbids laying one pipe across another, and owners of land around this plot refuse to allow the pipes onto their land. How will the gas company lay the pipes?

View this puzzle and the solution .

Day 26 | Monk steps

A monk has a very specific ritual for climbing up the steps to the temple.

First he climbs up to the middle step and meditates for 1 minute.

Then he climbs up 8 steps and faces east until he hears a bird singing.

Then he walks down 12 steps and picks up a pebble.

He takes one step up and tosses the pebble over his left shoulder.

Now, he walks up the remaining steps three at a time which only takes him 9 paces. How many steps are there?

View the solution at Braingle .

Day 27 | Circles maths puzzles

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Write the numbers 1-9 in the black circles so that the sum of the numbers around each blue circle (and including the centre circle) and along both horizontal and vertical lines is the same.

View the solution at the Guardian .

Day 28 | Head over tails

Put four coins on table, in a row, all tails up.

Turn any three coins over: this counts as one move. You must turn three different coins to complete one move.

How many moves will it take to get all the coins on heads?

View the answer at Math Sphere .

Day 29 | Two jugs maths puzzles

You have an 8 litre jug full of water and two smaller jugs, one that contains 5 litres and the other 3 litres.

None of the jugs have markings on them, nor do you have any additional measuring device.

You have to divide the 8 litres of water equally between your two best friends, so that each gets 4 litres of water. How can you do this?

View the solution at Future Learn .

Day 30 | Going to St Ives

As I was going to St Ives I met a man with seven wives. Each wife had seven sacks, Each sack had seven cats, Each cat had seven kits; Kits, cats, sacks, wives, How many were going to St Ives?

Look at the solution to this well-known problem.

Day 31 | Alison’s quilt

Alison joins together nine squares with side lengths to form a rectangular quilt: 

There are no gaps and no overlaps. 

Can you find the dimensions of the finished quilt, and show how Alison fitted the squares together?

Take a look at this problem on NRICH .

Day 32 | Secret locker code

A man forgot the secret code to open his locker. But he remembers the following clues:

  • Fifth number plus the third number equals fourteen
  • First number is one less than twice the second number
  • Fourth number is one more than the second number
  • Second number plus the third number equals ten
  • Sum of all five numbers is 30

Can you find out the secret code to help him out?

View the answer at DoRiddles .

Day 33 | Celebrity murder mystery

Celebrity Murder Mystery Algebra Lesson Activity

Ant and Dec couldn’t believe what they had discovered. The secret they had just learnt about a certain celebrity’s private life was unbelievable.

They confronted the celeb but were warned to keep their mouths shut. But the celebrity decided they couldn’t take any chances. Later that week, Ant and Dec were found poisoned in their dressing room.

When police arrived on the scene, they found 6 celebrities lurking around, but who is the guilty one? Your job is to find out who did it.

Download this KS3 algebra lesson activity and browse more  algebra games .

Day 34 | Pairwise adding

Charlie chose five numbers: 2, 3, 4, 7, 10.

He added together pairs of numbers from his set, and got the following totals: 5, 7, 9, 10, 11, 12.

Can you find the totals that Charlie has missed? 

Look at this problem on wild.maths.org .

Day 35 | Are they parallel?

Are the four vertical lines parallel, or not?

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Find out the answer (and the reason behind it) .

Day 36 | From town to town

The table below shows the distances (in miles) between a number of different towns

Bob drives from Town A to Town E via Town D. He spends a total of 45 minutes driving to complete the journey.

Jane travels directly between two of the towns at exactly the same average speed as Bob.

Given that Jane’s journey took seven and a half minutes, find which two towns she drove between.

View the solution at M4ths.com .

Day 37 | Initial numbers maths puzzles

Each number has some initials after it. Work out what the initials mean – the numbers are clues. For example: 7 D in a W is 7 Days in a Week.

  • 26 L in the A
  • 7 C in the R
  • 6 W of H the E
  • 7 S on a F P P
  • 1000 M in a K
  • 64 S on a C B
  • 1066 B of H
  • 24 H in a D

View more and see the answers at Math Sphere .

Day 38 | Midnight

If it were two hours later, it would be half as long until midnight as it would be if it were an hour later. What time is it now?

View the answer at BrainDen .

Day 39 | Aunt’s old jalopy

After visiting my Great Aunt Annie, I travelled home in her old jalopy. The car was old and battered. It had a leak from the petrol tank. I was stuck in second gear.

This meant that I could only travel along at a steady 30 miles per hour and managed a paltry 20 miles per gallon of fuel.

At the start of the journey I had placed exactly 10 gallons of fuel into the tank. I knew though, that the fuel tank lost fuel at the rate of half a gallon per hour.

Just as I arrived home, the car stopped because it had run out of fuel and I had only just made it.

How far was it from my Great Aunt’s to my home?

See the answer at Braingle .

Day 40 | Gift of gems

Four jewellers had respectively:

  • 10 sapphires
  • 5 diamonds 

Each gave one gem from their collection to each of the rest.

Afterwards they noticed that they all had collections of gems of precisely equal value.

Can you work out the relative values of each gem?

Can you then work out how much each jeweller gained or lost?

This puzzle comes from NRICH .

Day 41 | The largest number

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Using the numbers 2, 4, 6 and 8, the multiply sign, the add sign and the equals sign, what is the largest number you can make?

You may only press each digit and sign once, but you don’t have to press all the signs.

See the solution at Math Sphere .

Day 42 | Cross numbers maths puzzles

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3: 6 across plus 3

6: 7 across plus 6

7: 7 down plus 2

1: 11 times 3 across

2: add digits of 5 down

4: 6 across plus 7 across

5: 9 times 7 across

7: two digits

Generate your own maths puzzles like this at Maths is Fun .

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Ideas and resources for teaching secondary school mathematics

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  • Additional Mathematics Problem Solving Questions (& Teacher Guide ) - AQA
  • GCSE Problem Solving  - MEI
  • 55 Problems - MathsBox
  • Maths problems, puzzles and ideas - Cubed Maths
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  • San Gaku Problems - Dan Walker
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  • Badger Maths Problem Solving Samples (Years 1 - 6) - via National Stem Centre
  • Daily Maths Puzzles (Key Stage 2) - Sarah Farrell
  • Mathematical challenges for able pupils in Key Stages 1 and 2 - DfE
  • Problem solving with EYFS, Key Stage 1 and Key Stage 2 children - DfE
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