Find a great variety of ways of asking questions which make 8.
Find all the numbers that can be made by adding the dots on two dice.
Using the cards 2, 4, 6, 8, +, - and =, what number statements can
Use these four dominoes to make a square that has the same number
of dots on each side.
Arrange the numbers 1 to 6 in each set of circles below. The sum of each side of the triangle should equal the number in its centre.
Make one big triangle so the numbers that touch on the small triangles add to 10. You could use the interactivity to help you.
Can you find 2 butterflies to go on each flower so that the numbers
on each pair of butterflies adds to the same number as the one on
In Sam and Jill's garden there are two sorts of ladybirds with 7 spots or 4 spots. What numbers of total spots can you make?
Here are some rods that are different colours. How could I make a dark green rod using yellow and white rods?
An environment which simulates working with Cuisenaire rods.
Can you hang weights in the right place to make the equaliser
Use the number weights to find different ways of balancing the equaliser.
Try grouping the dominoes in the ways described. Are there any left
over each time? Can you explain why?
Annie and Ben are playing a game with a calculator. What was
Annie's secret number?
Leah and Tom each have a number line. Can you work out where their
counters will land? What are the secret jumps they make with their
If you hang two weights on one side of this balance, in how many
different ways can you hang three weights on the other side for it
to be balanced?
Can you use the numbers on the dice to reach your end of the number line before your partner beats you?
Place the numbers 1 to 6 in the circles so that each number is the
difference between the two numbers just below it.
Use your addition and subtraction skills, combined with some strategic thinking, to beat your partner at this game.
Can you each work out the number on your card? What do you notice?
How could you sort the cards?
This project challenges you to work out the number of cubes hidden
under a cloth. What questions would you like to ask?
If you have ten counters numbered 1 to 10, how many can you put
into pairs that add to 10? Which ones do you have to leave out?
Two children made up a game as they walked along the garden paths.
Can you find out their scores? Can you find some paths of your own?
This big box adds something to any number that goes into it. If you know the numbers that come out, what addition might be going on in the box?
An investigation looking at doing and undoing mathematical operations focusing on doubling, halving, adding and subtracting.
Here are some short problems for you to try. Talk to your friends about how you work them out.