Multiplication and Division KS1

I'm Eight

Stage: 1, 2, 3 and 4 Challenge Level: Challenge Level:1

Find a great variety of ways of asking questions which make 8.

Magic Plant

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

On Friday the magic plant was only 2 centimetres tall. Every day it doubled its height. How tall was it on Monday?

Buzzy Bee

Stage: 1 Challenge Level: Challenge Level:1

Buzzy Bee was building a honeycomb. She decided to decorate the honeycomb with a pattern using numbers. Can you discover Buzzy's pattern and fill in the empty cells for her?

The Tomato and the Bean

Stage: 1 Challenge Level: Challenge Level:3 Challenge Level:3 Challenge Level:3

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 same height?

Share Bears

Stage: 1 Challenge Level: Challenge Level:1

Yasmin and Zach have some bears to share. Which numbers of bears can they share so that there are none left over?

Lots of Lollies

Stage: 1 Challenge Level: Challenge Level:3 Challenge Level:3 Challenge Level:3

Frances and Rishi were given a bag of lollies. They shared them out evenly and had one left over. How many lollies could there have been in the bag?

Are You Well Balanced?

Stage: 1 Challenge Level: Challenge Level:3 Challenge Level:3 Challenge Level:3

Can you work out how to balance this equaliser? You can put more than one weight on a hook.

Clapping Times

Stage: 1 Challenge Level: Challenge Level:1

If you count from 1 to 20 and clap more loudly on the numbers in the two times table, as well as saying those numbers loudly, which numbers will be loud?

Lots of Biscuits!

Stage: 1 Challenge Level: Challenge Level:1

Help share out the biscuits the children have made.

Cube Bricks and Daisy Chains

Stage: 1 Challenge Level: Challenge Level:1

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.

Ip Dip

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

"Ip dip sky blue! Who's 'it'? It's you!" Where would you position yourself so that you are 'it' if there are two players? Three players ...?

Pairs of Legs

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

How many legs do each of these creatures have? How many pairs is that?

Ordering Cards

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

This problem is designed to help children to learn, and to use, the two and three times tables.

Different Sizes

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

A investigation based on similar rectangles of different sixes.

Doing and Undoing

Stage: 1 Challenge Level: Challenge Level:1

An investigation looking at doing and undoing mathematical operations focusing on doubling, halving, adding and subtracting.

Incey Wincey Spider

Stage: 1 Challenge Level: Challenge Level:1

You'll need two dice to play this game against a partner. Will Incey Wincey make it to the top of the drain pipe or the bottom of the drain pipe first?