Lower Primary Group-worthy Tasks

Having tackled the activities which are designed to improve group-working skills, why not encourage children to put their skills to good use in other mathematical contexts?  Although almost any NRICH activity could be tackled in a group, these lower primary activities have been created specifically with group work in mind.

Sort Them Out (1)

Stage: 1 Challenge Level: Challenge Level:1

Can you each work out the number on your card? What do you notice? How could you sort the cards?

Jig Shapes

Stage: 1 Challenge Level: Challenge Level:1

Can you each work out what shape you have part of on your card? What will the rest of it look like?

Even and Odd

Stage: 1 Challenge Level: Challenge Level:1

This activity is best done with a whole class or in a large group. Can you match the cards? What happens when you add pairs of the numbers together?

Thirsty?

Stage: 1 Challenge Level: Challenge Level:1

Can you lay out the pictures of the drinks in the way described by the clue cards?

It's a Fence!

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

In this challenge, you will work in a group to investigate circular fences enclosing trees that are planted in square or triangular arrangements.

Sorting the Numbers

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

Complete these two jigsaws then put one on top of the other. What happens when you add the 'touching' numbers? What happens when you change the position of the jigsaws?