Number Investigations

This collection of investigational activities explore numbers in a variety of contexts.  They are particularly good for challenging high-attaining primary children.

Polygonals

Stage: 2 Challenge Level: Challenge Level:3 Challenge Level:3 Challenge Level:3

Polygonal numbers are those that are arranged in shapes as they enlarge. Explore the polygonal numbers drawn here.

Consecutive Numbers

Stage: 2 Challenge Level: Challenge Level:1

An investigation involving adding and subtracting sets of consecutive numbers. Lots to find out, lots to explore.

Number Pattern Explorations

Stage: 2 and 3 Challenge Level: Challenge Level:2 Challenge Level:2

Investigate what happens if we create number patterns using some simple rules.

So It's Times!

Stage: 2 and 3 Challenge Level: Challenge Level:3 Challenge Level:3 Challenge Level:3

How will you decide which way of flipping over and/or turning the grid will give you the highest total?

Steps to the Podium

Stage: 2 and 3 Challenge Level: Challenge Level:3 Challenge Level:3 Challenge Level:3

It starts quite simple but great opportunities for number discoveries and patterns!