Well done on completing the work, tasks and videos on the Oakes Future page. This really shows your commitment to the course and we are excited to be working with you more in September. This next page will be updated with different tasks to help develop your skills further. It gives you the opportunity to delve into content from the course and get you ready to start in the new term. Feel free to contact us if you have any questions but use this page to strengthen your knowledge and interest in Core Maths.

One of our teachers, Mr. Lanza, has set up a google classroom for students intending to study Core Maths and will be updating it regularly with interesting activities and some maths that will help you start the course in September. If you would like to join send an email to rlanzamunoz@netherhallschool.org


1st puzzle: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 Lithuanian 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 person who plays cricket lives next to the man who keeps cats

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

•The person who plays billiards drinks beer

•The German plays football

•The Norwegian lives next to the blue house

•The person who plays cricket has a neighbour who drinks water.

 Who owns the fish?

2nd puzzle: Doctor Alex White of the oncology department, Doctor Taylor Black of paediatrics, and Robin Brown, a young nurse, were having coffee together. “Isn’t it odd”, the lady observed, “that our last names are White, Black and Brown, and that one of us has black hair, one white hair and one brown.” “Yes!”, said the person with black hair, “and notice that not one of us has hair that matches his or her name!” “You’re right!” exclaimed Doctor White. If the lady’s hair is not brown, what is the colour of Doctor Black’s hair?

3rd puzzle:

Albert and Bernard just became friends with Cheryl, and they want to know when her birthday is. Cheryl gives them a list of 10 possible dates:


May 15th             May 16th             May 19th

June 17th             June 18th

July 14th              July 16th

August 14th        August 15th        August 17th


Cheryl then tells Albert and Bernard separately the month and the day of her birthday respectively.


Albert: I don’t know when Cheryl’s birthday is, but I know that Bernard also doesn’t know.

Bernard: At first I didn’t know when Cheryl’s birthday is, but I know now.

Albert: Then I also know when Cheryl’s birthday is.

So when is Cheryl’s birthday?