Practice Makes Perfect

These activities make use of things you probably already know and help you to understand them even better for solving problems!


Shut the Box for Two

Stage: 1 Challenge Level: Challenge Level:1

Shut the Box game for an adult and child. Can you turn over the cards which match the numbers on the dice?

Shut the Box

Stage: 1 Challenge Level: Challenge Level:1

An old game but lots of arithmetic!

Five Steps to 50live

Stage: 1 Challenge Level: Challenge Level:1

Use five steps to count forwards or backwards in 1s or 10s to get to 50. What strategies did you use?

Two-digit Targets

Stage: 1 Challenge Level: Challenge Level:1

You have a set of the digits from 0 – 9. Can you arrange these in the 5 boxes to make two-digit numbers as close to the targets as possible?

Our Numbers

Stage: 1 Challenge Level: Challenge Level:1

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?

Number Lines

Stage: 1 Challenge Level: Challenge Level:1

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 counters?

The Add and Take-away Path

Stage: 1 Challenge Level: Challenge Level:1

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?

Turning

Stage: 1 Challenge Level: Challenge Level:1

Use your mouse to move the red and green parts of this disc. Can you make images which show the turnings described?

Stop the Clock

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

This is a game for two players. Can you find out how to be the first to get to 12 o'clock?

The Amazing Splitting Plant

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

Can you work out how many flowers there will be on the Amazing Splitting Plant after it has been growing for six weeks?

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?

Number Squares

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

Start with four numbers at the corners of a square and put the total of two corners in the middle of that side. Keep going... Can you estimate what the size of the last four numbers will be?

Strike it Out for Two

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

Strike it Out game for an adult and child. Can you stop your partner from being able to go?

Totality

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

This is an adding game for two players.

That Number Square!

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?

Mobile Numbers

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

In this investigation, you are challenged to make mobile phone numbers which are easy to remember. What happens if you make a sequence adding 2 each time?