Puzzles for the late GCSE/early A Level Maths student

by Jonny Griffiths

Every Digitiser puzzle starts life as a true statement that includes numbers.
From this the digits 1 to 6 are rubbed out, exactly once each.
They are replaced with six squares labelled a to f.
The task then becomes to put the digits back in again correctly.
So the six boxes need to be filled with the digits 1 to 6
(each digit occurring once, no repeats!) to make the statement true.
There should be only one way to do this each time; every puzzle aims to have a unique solution.

I'm making no claim for originality here; puzzles like these can often be found on Twitter and elsewhere.
But they do seem to engage students fast; they make a great starter, and revise important theory quickly.
They are also fun to write and fun to do.

Simple sample task and Sample task solution

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