### Month Mania

Can you design a new shape for the twenty-eight squares and arrange the numbers in a logical way? What patterns do you notice?

### Noah

Noah saw 12 legs walk by into the Ark. How many creatures did he see?

### Writing Digits

Lee was writing all the counting numbers from 1 to 20. She stopped for a rest after writing seventeen digits. What was the last number she wrote?

# Queue

## Queue

There are 25 students queuing in a straight line.

Julia is the 19th from the front, Urvisha is the 14th from the back.

How many students are there between Julia and  Urvisha?

### Why do this problem?

This problem provides an excellent opportunity to reinforce positional language.

### Possible approach

Having introduced the problem, give pairs time to discuss how they could go about solving it.

Share some suggestions and then invite pupils to have a go, using whatever materials they would like.

You could use children in the class to act out the solution as a final check.

### Key questions

Could you use some equipment to help you?  Or could you draw a picture?
How many students are in front of Urvisha?

### Possible support

Offer children some sort of equipment to represent the children so that they can try out their ideas.