Can you use the numbers on the dice to reach your end of the number line before your partner beats you?
In this problem, we're investigating the number of steps we would
climb up or down to get out of or into the swimming pool. How could
you number the steps below the water?
The picture shows a lighthouse and many underwater creatures. If
you know the markings on the lighthouse are 1m apart, can you work
out the distances between some of the different creatures?
In this game, you can add, subtract, multiply or divide the numbers
on the dice. Which will you do so that you get to the end of the
number line first?
The idea of this game is to add or subtract the two numbers on the
dice and cover the result on the grid, trying to get a line of
three. Are there some numbers that are good to aim for?
The Year 4 Maths Group at Parklands Primary School worked hard on
this problem and reasoned carefully.
Go to last month's problems to see more solutions.
What was it like to learn maths at school in the Victorian period?
We visited the British Schools Museum in Hitchin to find out.