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Maths Puzzle Week

Monday 19th January to Friday 23rd January is Katherine Semar's Puzzle Week. The Happy Puzzle Company will be visiting us, and we have a sponsored Maths event, to raise money for the NSPCC.

In class, you will take part in a series of Maths quizzes and puzzles.

To help you prepare, try the puzzles below. If you can complete 3 or more of the puzzles, print it out and take them to Mr. Hull. You will be rewarded with HousePoints. (The more you solve... The more House Points you'll receive.)


Letter T
Print out the page and cut out the shapes. Once you 
have the shapes try and assemble them into a letter T
as shown.

The Square
Print out the page and cut out the shapes. Once you have the shapes try and assemble them into a square as shown.

Pencil Puzzle

I have some pencils and some jars. 
If I put 4 pencils into each jar I will have one jar left over.
If I put 3 pencils into each jar I will have one pencil left over.
How many pencils and how many jars?

Average Number of Arms
What is the probability that the next person you meet has an above average number of arms?
Is it:

Certain,     Very likely,      Likely,      Unlikely,     Impossible

(Please think very carefully about the MEAN number of arms or you will go wrong!)

Who Owns The Fish?

There are five houses in a row and in five different colours.
In each house lives a person from a different country.
Each person drinks a certain drink, plays a certain sport, and keeps a certain pet.
No two people drink the same drink, play the same sport, or keep the same pet.

  • The Brit lives in a red house

  • The Swede keeps dogs

  • The Dane drinks tea

  • The green house is on the left of the white house

  • The green house owner drinks coffee

  • The person who plays polo rears birds

  • The owner of the yellow house plays hockey

  • The man living in the house right in the centre drinks milk

  • The Norwegian lives in the first house

  • The man who plays baseball lives next to the man who keeps cats

  • The man who keeps horses lives next to the one who plays hockey

  • The man who plays billiards drinks beer

  • The German plays soccer

  • The Norwegian lives next to the blue house

  • The man who plays baseball has a neighbour who drinks water. 

    Who owns the fish?




Print out the pentominoes picture.

Draw a line showing all the shapes' lines of symmetry.

Please remember that some shapes have more than one line of symmetry and some shapes have no lines of symmetry!