Andrew decorated 20 biscuits to take to a party. He lined them up and put icing on every second biscuit and different decorations on other biscuits. How many biscuits weren't decorated?
On Friday the magic plant was only 2 centimetres tall. Every day it
doubled its height. How tall was it on Monday?
Place six toy ladybirds into the box so that there are two
ladybirds in every column and every row.
Place the numbers 1 to 6 in the circles so that each number is the
difference between the two numbers just below it.
What is the greatest number of squares you can make by overlapping
Ben has five coins in his pocket. How much money might he have?
Use the 'double-3 down' dominoes to make a square so that each side
has eight dots.
Investigate all the different squares you can make on this 5 by 5
grid by making your starting side go from the bottom left hand
point. Can you find out the areas of all these squares?
How many DIFFERENT quadrilaterals can be made by joining the dots
on the 8-point circle?
Chris, Matt, Beh Sze, James and Jasmine all worked on this problem
in a very systematic way.
Go to last month's problems to see more solutions.
Bernard Bagnall discusses the importance of valuing young
children's mathematical representations in this article for
An old game but lots of arithmetic!