Practice Makes Perfect

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


Totality

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

This is an adding game for two players.

Sorting Logic Blocks

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

This interactivity allows you to sort logic blocks by dragging their images.

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?

Strike it Out

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

Use your addition and subtraction skills, combined with some strategic thinking, to beat your partner at this game.

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.

28 and It's Upward and Onward

Stage: 2 Challenge Level: Challenge Level:1

Can you find ways of joining cubes together so that 28 faces are visible?

Times Tables Shifts

Stage: 2 Challenge Level: Challenge Level:1

In this activity, the computer chooses a times table and shifts it. Can you work out the table and the shift each time?

Brush Loads

Stage: 2 Challenge Level: Challenge Level:1

How can you arrange the 5 cubes so that you need the smallest number of Brush Loads of paint to cover them? Try with other numbers of cubes as well.

Tiles in the Garden

Stage: 2 Challenge Level: Challenge Level:1

How many tiles do we need to tile these patios?

Sending and Receiving Cards

Stage: 2 Challenge Level: Challenge Level:1

This challenge asks you to investigate the total number of cards that would be sent if four children send one to all three others. How many would be sent if there were five children? Six?

Dicey Operations for Two

Stage: 2 Challenge Level: Challenge Level:1

Dicey Operations for an adult and child. Can you get close to 1000 than your partner?

Alien Counting

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

Investigate the different ways these aliens count in this challenge. You could start by thinking about how each of them would write our number 7.

Some Games That May Be Nice or Nasty

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

There are nasty versions of this dice game but we'll start with the nice ones...