Counters are a great resource that we can use in mathematics in a number of ways, for example to show patterns, to model our thinking or to keep track of moves. We have put together a number of activities that all use counters - can you work out the different ways in which the counters are used?

Number Lines 

Stage: 1 Challenge Level: Challenge Level:1
Leah and Tom each have a number line. Can you work out where their counters will land? What are the secret jumps they make with their counters?

Biscuit Decorations 

Stage: 1 and 2 Challenge Level: Challenge Level:1
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?

Making Shapes 

Stage: 1 Challenge Level: Challenge Level:2 Challenge Level:2
Arrange any number of counters from these 18 on the grid to make a rectangle. What numbers of counters make rectangles? How many different rectangles can you make with each number of counters?