Upper Primary Live Problems

Each time you visit the NRICH site there will be some activities which are 'live'. That means we are inviting you to send us your solutions and we will publish a selection of them, along with your name and school. If you'd like to read more about what we're looking for, read this short article.


Stage: 1 and 2 Challenge Level: Challenge Level:1

This is an adding game for two players.

Four Golive

Stage: 2 Challenge Level: Challenge Level:1

This challenge is a game for two players. Choose two numbers from the grid and multiply or divide, then mark your answer on the number line. Can you get four in a row before your partner?

Shape Times Shapelive

Stage: 2 Challenge Level: Challenge Level:1

These eleven shapes each stand for a different number. Can you use the multiplication sums to work out what they are?

Mystery Matrixlive

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

Can you fill in this table square? The numbers 2 -12 were used to generate it with just one number used twice.

Approaching Midnight Jump Straight Inlive

Stage: 2 and 3

If you'd like to explore the game freely, without any nudges from us, choose this version.

Approaching Midnight What Next?live

Stage: 2 and 3

Want some suggestions about where to go next with the game?

Approaching Midnight Get Startedlive

Stage: 2 and 3

Like a bit of help getting into the game? Then have a look at this.

Approaching Midnight Taking it Furtherlive

Stage: 2 and 3

Here we offer some suggestions about how you could take the Approaching Midnight game further.

Approaching Midnight the Ultimatelive

Stage: 2 and 3

Want a serious challenge? Have a look at these ideas for changing the Approaching Midnight game.

Stage 1 and 2 Toughnuts

Stage: 1 and 2

These Stage 1 and 2 problems haven't been solved yet. Why not take a look?