Cambridge Primary Maths Mapping Stage 4

For more resources see the primary curriculum mapping documents.

Number Stage 4

Ring of Numbers

Age 5 to 7
Challenge Level

Choose four of the numbers from 1 to 9 to put in the squares so that the differences between joined squares are odd.

Little Man

Age 5 to 7
Challenge Level

The Man is much smaller than us. Can you use the picture of him next to a mug to estimate his height and how much tea he drinks?

The Vegetable Garden

Age 5 to 7
Challenge Level

Ben is planting garlic. Can you use the information to work out how many garlic cloves he has planted?

Fruit in a Bowl

Age 5 to 7
Challenge Level

Can you work out how many apples there are in this fruit bowl if you know what fraction there are?

Blackcurrantiest

Age 5 to 7
Challenge Level

Can you decide whose drink has the strongest blackcurrant flavour from these pictures?

The Tomato and the Bean

Age 5 to 7
Challenge Level

At the beginning of May Tom put his tomato plant outside. On the same day he sowed a bean in another pot. When will the two be the same height?

Happy Halving

Age 5 to 7
Challenge Level

Can you split each of the shapes below in half so that the two parts are exactly the same?

Same Shapes

Age 5 to 7
Challenge Level

How can these shapes be cut in half to make two shapes the same shape and size? Can you find more than one way to do it?

Ordering Cards

Age 5 to 11
Challenge Level

This problem is designed to help children to learn, and to use, the two and three times tables.

Swimming Pool

Age 5 to 11
Challenge Level

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?

Strike it Out

Age 5 to 11
Challenge Level

Use your addition and subtraction skills, combined with some strategic thinking, to beat your partner at this game.

Plants

Age 5 to 14
Challenge Level

Three children are going to buy some plants for their birthdays. They will plant them within circular paths. How could they do this?

A Square of Numbers

Age 7 to 11
Challenge Level

Can you put the numbers 1 to 8 into the circles so that the four calculations are correct?

Fractional Triangles

Age 7 to 11
Challenge Level

Use the lines on this figure to show how the square can be divided into 2 halves, 3 thirds, 6 sixths and 9 ninths.

Take Three Numbers

Age 7 to 11
Challenge Level

What happens when you add three numbers together? Will your answer be odd or even? How do you know?

Rectangle Tangle

Age 7 to 11
Challenge Level

The large rectangle is divided into a series of smaller quadrilaterals and triangles. Can you untangle what fractional part is represented by each of the shapes?

Sea Level

Age 7 to 11
Challenge Level

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?

The Thousands Game

Age 7 to 11
Challenge Level

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

Matching Fractions

Age 7 to 11
Challenge Level

Can you find different ways of showing the same fraction? Try this matching game and see.

Magic Vs

Age 7 to 11
Challenge Level

Can you put the numbers 1-5 in the V shape so that both 'arms' have the same total?

Let Us Divide!

Age 7 to 11
Challenge Level

Look at different ways of dividing things. What do they mean? How might you show them in a picture, with things, with numbers and symbols?

Journeying in Numberland

Age 7 to 11
Challenge Level

Tom and Ben visited Numberland. Use the maps to work out the number of points each of their routes scores.

The Mathemagician's Seven Spells

Age 7 to 11
Challenge Level

"Tell me the next two numbers in each of these seven minor spells", chanted the Mathemagician, "And the great spell will crumble away!" Can you help Anna and David break the spell?

Multiplication Square Jigsaw

Age 7 to 11
Challenge Level

Can you complete this jigsaw of the multiplication square?

Sorting the Numbers

Age 7 to 11
Challenge Level

Can you put the numbers in the correct place in this Carroll diagram?

Which Is Quicker?

Age 7 to 11
Challenge Level

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

Sort Them Out (2)

Age 7 to 11
Challenge Level

Can you each work out the number on your card? What do you notice? How could you sort the cards?

What's in the Box?

Age 7 to 11
Challenge Level

This big box multiplies anything that goes inside it by the same number. If you know the numbers that come out, what multiplication might be going on in the box?

Amy's Dominoes

Age 7 to 11
Challenge Level

Amy has a box containing domino pieces but she does not think it is a complete set. Which of her domino pieces are missing?

Mystery Matrix

Age 7 to 11
Challenge Level

Can you fill in this table square? The numbers 2 -12 were used to generate it with just one number used twice.

Neighbours

Age 7 to 11
Challenge Level

In a square in which the houses are evenly spaced, numbers 3 and 10 are opposite each other. What is the smallest and what is the largest possible number of houses in the square?

Nice or Nasty

Age 7 to 14
Challenge Level

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

Measure Stage 4

Discuss and Choose

Age 5 to 11
Challenge Level

This activity challenges you to decide on the 'best' number to use in each statement. You may need to do some estimating, some calculating and some research.

Clock Face

Age 7 to 11
Challenge Level

Where can you draw a line on a clock face so that the numbers on both sides have the same total?

Oranges and Lemons

Age 7 to 11
Challenge Level

On the table there is a pile of oranges and lemons that weighs exactly one kilogram. Using the information, can you work out how many lemons there are?

Clocks

Age 7 to 11
Challenge Level

These clocks have been reflected in a mirror. What times do they say?

Two Clocks

Age 7 to 11
Challenge Level

These clocks have only one hand, but can you work out what time they are showing from the information?

Rope Mat

Age 7 to 11
Challenge Level

How many centimetres of rope will I need to make another mat just like the one I have here?

5 on the Clock

Age 7 to 11
Challenge Level

On a digital clock showing 24 hour time, over a whole day, how many times does a 5 appear? Is it the same number for a 12 hour clock over a whole day?

Geometry Stage 4

Fencing

Age 7 to 11
Challenge Level

Arrange your fences to make the largest rectangular space you can. Try with four fences, then five, then six etc.

Bracelets

Age 7 to 11
Challenge Level

Investigate the different shaped bracelets you could make from 18 different spherical beads. How do they compare if you use 24 beads?

Making Boxes

Age 7 to 11
Challenge Level

Cut differently-sized square corners from a square piece of paper to make boxes without lids. Do they all have the same volume?

Wrapping Presents

Age 7 to 11
Challenge Level

Choose a box and work out the smallest rectangle of paper needed to wrap it so that it is completely covered.

A Puzzling Cube

Age 7 to 11
Challenge Level

Here are the six faces of a cube - in no particular order. Here are three views of the cube. Can you deduce where the faces are in relation to each other and record them on the net of this cube?

Cut Nets

Age 7 to 11
Challenge Level

Each of the nets of nine solid shapes has been cut into two pieces. Can you see which pieces go together?

Six Places to Visit

Age 7 to 11
Challenge Level

Can you describe the journey to each of the six places on these maps? How would you turn at each junction?

Overlapping Again

Age 7 to 11
Challenge Level

What shape is the overlap when you slide one of these shapes half way across another? Can you picture it in your head? Use the interactivity to check your visualisation.

National Flags

Age 7 to 11
Challenge Level

This problem explores the shapes and symmetries in some national flags.

Tiles on a Size Ten Patio

Age 7 to 11
Challenge Level

How many tiles could you use to cover this 10 by 10 patio?

Handling Data Stage 4

If the World Were a Village

Age 5 to 11
Challenge Level

This activity is based on data in the book 'If the World Were a Village'. How will you represent your chosen data for maximum effect?

The Car That Passes

Age 7 to 11
Challenge Level

What statements can you make about the car that passes the school gates at 11am on Monday? How will you come up with statements and test your ideas?

Birdwatch

Age 7 to 11
Challenge Level

Have a look at this data from the RSPB 2011 Birdwatch. What can you say about the data?

Going for Gold in 2012

Age 7 to 11
Challenge Level

Here are the top ten medal winners in the 2012 Olympic Games. How do you think the positions were decided?