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.

That Number Square!live

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

Exploring the structure of a number square: how quickly can you put the number tiles in the right place on the grid?

Always, Sometimes or Never? Shapelive

Stage: 2 Challenge Level: Challenge Level:1

Are these statements always true, sometimes true or never true?

Up and Down Staircaseslive

Stage: 2 Challenge Level: Challenge Level:1

One block is needed to make an up-and-down staircase, with one step up and one step down. How many blocks would be needed to build an up-and-down staircase with 5 steps up and 5 steps down?

Exploring Number Patterns You Makelive

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

Explore Alex's number plumber. What questions would you like to ask? What do you think is happening to the numbers?

Ice Creamlive

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

You cannot choose a selection of ice cream flavours that includes totally what someone has already chosen. Have a go and find all the different ways in which seven children can have ice cream.

Method in Multiplying Madness?live

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

Watch our videos of multiplication methods that you may not have met before. Can you make sense of them?

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?