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### That Number Square!

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

Exploring the structure of a number square: how quickly can you put the number tiles in the right place on the grid?

### Writing Digits

##### Stage: 1 Short Challenge Level:

Lee was writing all the counting numbers from 1 to 20. She stopped for a rest after writing seventeen digits. What was the last number she wrote?

### Which Scripts?

##### Stage: 2 Challenge Level:

There are six numbers written in five different scripts. Can you sort out which is which?

##### Stage: 1, 2, 3 and 4

Nowadays the calculator is very familiar to many of us. What did people do to save time working out more difficult problems before the calculator existed?

### Alien Counting

##### Stage: 2 Challenge Level:

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.

### A Story about Absolutely Nothing

##### Stage: 2, 3, 4 and 5

This article for the young and old talks about the origins of our number system and the important role zero has to play in it.

### Which Is Quicker?

##### Stage: 2 Challenge Level:

Which is quicker, counting up to 30 in ones or counting up to 300 in tens? Why?

### Snail One Hundred

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

This is a game in which your counters move in a spiral round the snail's shell. It is about understanding tens and units.

### Number Sense Series: A Sense of 'ten' and Place Value

##### Stage: 1

Once a basic number sense has developed for numbers up to ten, a strong 'sense of ten' needs to be developed as a foundation for both place value and mental calculations.

### Path of Discovery Series 3: I Do and I Understand

##### Stage: 1

Marion Bond recommends that children should be allowed to use 'apparatus', so that they can physically handle the numbers involved in their calculations, for longer, or across a wider ability band,. . . .

### Four-digit Targets

##### Stage: 2 Challenge Level:

You have two sets of the digits 0 – 9. Can you arrange these in the five boxes to make four-digit numbers as close to the target numbers as possible?

### The Thousands Game

##### Stage: 2 Challenge Level:

Each child in Class 3 took four numbers out of the bag. Who had made the highest even number?

### (w)holy Numbers

##### Stage: 2 Challenge Level:

A church hymn book contains 700 hymns. The numbers of the hymns are displayed by combining special small single-digit boards. What is the minimum number of small boards that is needed?

### Reasoned Rounding

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

Four strategy dice games to consolidate pupils' understanding of rounding.

### Pupils' Recording or Pupils Recording

##### Stage: 1, 2 and 3

This article, written for teachers, looks at the different kinds of recordings encountered in Primary Mathematics lessons and the importance of not jumping to conclusions!

### Round the Two Dice

##### Stage: 1 Challenge Level:

This activity focuses on rounding to the nearest 10.

### Round the Dice Decimals 2

##### Stage: 2 Challenge Level:

What happens when you round these numbers to the nearest whole number?

### Our Numbers

##### Stage: 1 Challenge Level:

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?

### Becky's Number Plumber

##### Stage: 2 Challenge Level:

Becky created a number plumber which multiplies by 5 and subtracts 4. What do you notice about the numbers that it produces? Can you explain your findings?

### Some Games That May Be Nice or Nasty

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

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

### Round the Four Dice

##### Stage: 2 Challenge Level:

This activity involves rounding four-digit numbers to the nearest thousand.

### Some Games That May Be Nice or Nasty for Two

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

Some Games That May Be Nice or Nasty for an adult and child. Use your knowledge of place value to beat your oponent.

### Multiply Multiples 1

##### Stage: 2 Challenge Level:

Can you complete this calculation by filling in the missing numbers? In how many different ways can you do it?

### Two Spinners

##### Stage: 1 Challenge Level:

What two-digit numbers can you make with these two dice? What can't you make?

### Multiply Multiples 2

##### Stage: 2 Challenge Level:

Can you work out some different ways to balance this equation?

### Coded Hundred Square

##### Stage: 2 Challenge Level:

This 100 square jigsaw is written in code. It starts with 1 and ends with 100. Can you build it up?

### Round the Three Dice

##### Stage: 2 Challenge Level:

What happens when you round these three-digit numbers to the nearest 100?

### Round the Dice Decimals 1

##### Stage: 2 Challenge Level:

Use two dice to generate two numbers with one decimal place. What happens when you round these numbers to the nearest whole number?

### Largest Even

##### Stage: 1 Challenge Level:

How would you create the largest possible two-digit even number from the digit I've given you and one of your choice?

### Dicey Operations for Two

##### Stage: 2 Challenge Level:

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

### Multiply Multiples 3

##### Stage: 2 Challenge Level:

Have a go at balancing this equation. Can you find different ways of doing it?

### One Million to Seven

##### Stage: 2 Challenge Level:

Start by putting one million (1 000 000) into the display of your calculator. Can you reduce this to 7 using just the 7 key and add, subtract, multiply, divide and equals as many times as you like?

### Two and Two

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

How many solutions can you find to this sum? Each of the different letters stands for a different number.

### Spell by Numbers

##### Stage: 2 Challenge Level:

Can you substitute numbers for the letters in these sums?

### All the Digits

##### Stage: 2 Challenge Level:

This multiplication uses each of the digits 0 - 9 once and once only. Using the information given, can you replace the stars in the calculation with figures?

### Reach 100

##### Stage: 2 Challenge Level:

Choose four different digits from 1-9 and put one in each box so that the resulting four two-digit numbers add to a total of 100.

### Oddly

##### Stage: 2 Challenge Level:

Find the sum of all three-digit numbers each of whose digits is odd.

### ABC

##### Stage: 2 Challenge Level:

In the multiplication calculation, some of the digits have been replaced by letters and others by asterisks. Can you reconstruct the original multiplication?

##### Stage: 1 Challenge Level:

If you put three beads onto a tens/ones abacus you could make the numbers 3, 30, 12 or 21. What numbers can be made with six beads?

### Number Detective

##### Stage: 2 Challenge Level:

Follow the clues to find the mystery number.

### Six Is the Sum

##### Stage: 2 Challenge Level:

What do the digits in the number fifteen add up to? How many other numbers have digits with the same total but no zeros?

### Napier's Bones

##### Stage: 2 Challenge Level:

The Scot, John Napier, invented these strips about 400 years ago to help calculate multiplication and division. Can you work out how to use Napier's bones to find the answer to these multiplications?

### Calculator Bingo

##### Stage: 2 Challenge Level:

A game to be played against the computer, or in groups. Pick a 7-digit number. A random digit is generated. What must you subract to remove the digit from your number? the first to zero wins.

### What Do You Need?

##### Stage: 2 Challenge Level:

Four of these clues are needed to find the chosen number on this grid and four are true but do nothing to help in finding the number. Can you sort out the clues and find the number?

### Diagonal Sums

##### Stage: 2 Challenge Level:

In this 100 square, look at the green square which contains the numbers 2, 3, 12 and 13. What is the sum of the numbers that are diagonally opposite each other? What do you notice?

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

Who said that adding couldn't be fun?

### Two-digit Targets

##### Stage: 1 Challenge Level:

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?

### Trebling

##### Stage: 2 Challenge Level:

Can you replace the letters with numbers? Is there only one solution in each case?

### One of Thirty-six

##### Stage: 1 Challenge Level:

Can you find the chosen number from the grid using the clues?

### The Deca Tree

##### Stage: 2 Challenge Level:

Find out what a Deca Tree is and then work out how many leaves there will be after the woodcutter has cut off a trunk, a branch, a twig and a leaf.