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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,. . . .

Which Scripts?

Stage: 2 Challenge Level:

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

Song Book

Stage: 2 Challenge Level:

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

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?

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?

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?

Being Curious - Primary Number

Stage: 1 and 2 Challenge Level:

Number problems for inquiring primary learners.

Being Thoughtful - Primary Number

Stage: 1 and 2 Challenge Level:

Number problems at primary level that require careful consideration.

Stage: 1 and 2 Challenge Level:

Who said that adding couldn't be fun?

Being Determined - Primary Number

Stage: 1 and 2 Challenge Level:

Number problems at primary level that may require determination.

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?

Being Collaborative - Primary Number

Stage: 1 and 2 Challenge Level:

Number problems at primary level to work on with others.

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.

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?

Round the Three Dice

Stage: 2 Challenge Level:

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

Multiply Multiples 3

Stage: 2 Challenge Level:

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

Reasoned Rounding

Stage: 1, 2 and 3 Challenge Level:

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

Nice or Nasty for Two

Stage: 2 Challenge Level:

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

Round the Two Dice

Stage: 1 Challenge Level:

This activity focuses on rounding to the nearest 10.

Round the Four Dice

Stage: 2 Challenge Level:

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

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?

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?

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?

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?

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?

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?

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.

Stage: 2 and 3 Challenge Level:

Watch our videos of multiplication methods that you may not have met before. Can you make sense of them?

Oddly

Stage: 2 Challenge Level:

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

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?

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: 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.

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?

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.

What Number?

Stage: 1 Short Challenge Level:

I am less than 25. My ones digit is twice my tens digit. My digits add up to an even number.

Trebling

Stage: 2 Challenge Level:

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

Which Is Quicker?

Stage: 2 Challenge Level:

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

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?

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?

One of Thirty-six

Stage: 1 Challenge Level:

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

Calculator Bingo

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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.