More Upper Primary Group Tasks

Once you've had a go at the activities to help you get better at group work, why not put your skills to good use while working on other problems? Although almost any NRICH activity could be tackled in a group, you may like to try these first.

Two Clocks

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

These clocks have only one hand, but can you work out what time they are showing from the information?

Sort Them Out (2)

Stage: 2 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?

How Do You Do It?

Stage: 2 Challenge Level: Challenge Level:1

This group activity will encourage you to share calculation strategies and to think about which strategy might be the most efficient.

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?

Counting Cogs

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

Which pairs of cogs let the coloured tooth touch every tooth on the other cog? Which pairs do not let this happen? Why?

Planning a School Trip

Stage: 2 Challenge Level: Challenge Level:1

You are organising a school trip and you need to write a letter to parents to let them know about the day. Use the cards to gather all the information you need.

Counters in the Middle

Stage: 2 Challenge Level: Challenge Level:1

This task depends on groups working collaboratively, discussing and reasoning to agree a final product.