PUZZLES TO TEST MATHEMATICAL SKILLS
* Blast off! Age 5-7
The rocket has three main parts: one red, one blue and one green.
You need some squared paper and a red pen, a blue pen and a green pen.
How many different rockets can you draw?
What if the rocket is in four main parts: two red and two blue?
How many different rockets can you draw now? * Ice creams Age 8-10 <> Ross, Sam and Tim are brothers.Their corner shop sells three kinds of ice cream: strawberry, vanilla and banana.
Ross said: "Each of us likes only two of the ice creams."
Tim said: "Each of the ice creams is liked by only two of us."
Sam said: "Ross likes strawberry and I don't like banana."
Which flavours of ice cream does Tim like?
ANSWERS (ON PAGE 47)