Understanding Information

Sort the Street

Stage: 1 Challenge Level: Challenge Level:1

Sort the houses in my street into different groups. Can you do it in any other ways?

Sticky Data

Stage: 1 Challenge Level: Challenge Level:1

You'll need to work in a group on this problem. Can you use your sticky notes to show the answer to questions such as 'how many boys and girls are there in your group?'.

Guess the Houses

Stage: 1 Challenge Level: Challenge Level:1

This task depends on learners sharing reasoning, listening to opinions, reflecting and pulling ideas together.

What Shape and Colour?

Stage: 1 Challenge Level: Challenge Level:1

Can you fill in the empty boxes in the grid with the right shape and colour?

Button-up

Stage: 1 Challenge Level: Challenge Level:1

My coat has three buttons. How many ways can you find to do up all the buttons?

Ladybird Count

Stage: 1 Challenge Level: Challenge Level:1

Some children were playing a game. Make a graph or picture to show how many ladybirds each child had.

Noah

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

Noah saw 12 legs walk by into the Ark. How many creatures did he see?

Carroll Diagrams

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

Use the interactivities to fill in these Carroll diagrams. How do you know where to place the numbers?

3 Blocks Towers

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

Take three differently coloured blocks - maybe red, yellow and blue. Make a tower using one of each colour. How many different towers can you make?

The Hair Colour Game

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

The class were playing a maths game using interlocking cubes. Can you help them record what happened?

Mixed-up Socks

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

Start with three pairs of socks. Now mix them up so that no mismatched pair is the same as another mismatched pair. Is there more than one way to do it?

Three Ball Line Up

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

Use the interactivity to help get a feel for this problem and to find out all the possible ways the balls could land.

Beads and Bags

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

How could you put these three beads into bags? How many different ways can you do it? How could you record what you've done?

If the World Were a Village

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

This activity is based on data in the book 'If the World Were a Village'. How will you represent your chosen data for maximum effect?

Plants

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

Three children are going to buy some plants for their birthdays. They will plant them within circular paths. How could they do this?

In the Playground

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

What can you say about the child who will be first on the playground tomorrow morning at breaktime in your school?