Andrew decorated 20 biscuits to take to a party. He lined them up
and put icing on every second biscuit and different decorations on
other biscuits. How many biscuits weren't decorated?
Daisy and Akram were making number patterns. Daisy was using beads
that looked like flowers and Akram was using cube bricks. First
they were counting in twos.
Make a chair and table out of interlocking cubes, making sure that
the chair fits under the table!
Use the interactivity to sort these numbers into sets. Can you give
each set a name?
Find the next two dominoes in these sequences.
This activity is best done with a whole class or in a large group.
Can you match the cards? What happens when you add pairs of the
How would you create the largest possible two-digit even number
from the digit I've given you and one of your choice?
Mr Gilderdale is playing a game with his class. What rule might he have chosen? How would you test your idea?
Create a pattern on the left-hand grid. How could you extend your pattern on the right-hand grid?
These spinners will give you the tens and unit digits of a number. Can you choose sets of numbers to collect so that you spin six numbers belonging to your sets in as few spins as possible?
Choose four of the numbers from 1 to 9 to put in the squares so
that the differences between joined squares are odd.
Arrange the shapes in a line so that you change either colour or
shape in the next piece along. Can you find several ways to start
with a blue triangle and end with a red circle?
This problem challenges you to find out how many odd numbers there
are between pairs of numbers. Can you find a pair of numbers that
has four odds between them?
These caterpillars have 16 parts. What different shapes do they make if each part lies in the small squares of a 4 by 4 square?
Kimie and Sebastian were making sticks from interlocking cubes and
lining them up. Can they make their lines the same length? Can they
make any other lines?
A hundred square has been printed on both sides of a piece of
paper. What is on the back of 100? 58? 23? 19?
At the beginning of May Tom put his tomato plant outside. On the
same day he sowed a bean in another pot. When will the two be the
Sweets are given out to party-goers in a particular way. Investigate the total number of sweets received by people sitting in different positions.
In this investigation we are going to count the number of 1s, 2s,
3s etc in numbers. Can you predict what will happen?
An activity centred around observations of dots and how we visualise number arrangement patterns.