Being Curious - Primary All Resources

Repeating Patterns

KS 1 Challenge Level:

Challenge Level:1

Try continuing these patterns made from triangles. Can you create your own repeating pattern?

Robot Monsters

KS 1 Challenge Level:

Challenge Level:1

Use these head, body and leg pieces to make Robot Monsters which are different heights.

Five Steps to 50

KS 1 Challenge Level:

Challenge Level:1

Use five steps to count forwards or backwards in 1s or 10s to get to 50. What strategies did you use?

Eggs in Baskets

KS 1 Challenge Level:

Challenge Level:2 Challenge Level:2

There are three baskets, a brown one, a red one and a pink one, holding a total of 10 eggs. Can you use the information given to find out how many eggs are in each basket?

Mixed-up Socks

KS 1 Challenge Level:

Challenge Level:2 Challenge Level:2

Start with three pairs of socks. Now mix them up so that no mismatched pair is the same as another mismatched pair. Is there more than one way to do it?

Chain of Changes

KS 1 Challenge Level:

Challenge Level:2 Challenge Level:2

Arrange the shapes in a line so that you change either colour or shape in the next piece along. Can you find several ways to start with a blue triangle and end with a red circle?

Little Man

KS 1 Challenge Level:

Challenge Level:2 Challenge Level:2

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?

If the World Were a Village

KS 1 & 2 Challenge Level:

Challenge Level:1

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?

Torn Shapes

KS 2 Challenge Level:

Challenge Level:1

These rectangles have been torn. How many squares did each one have inside it before it was ripped?

Cows and Sheep

KS 2 Challenge Level:

Challenge Level:1

Use your logical reasoning to work out how many cows and how many sheep there are in each field.

Tricky Track

KS 2 Challenge Level:

Challenge Level:1

In this game you throw two dice and find their total, then move the appropriate counter to the right. Which counter reaches the purple box first? Is this what you would expect?

National Flags

KS 2 Challenge Level:

Challenge Level:1

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

Number Detective

KS 2 Challenge Level:

Challenge Level:1

Follow the clues to find the mystery number.

Coded Hundred Square

KS 2 Challenge Level:

Challenge Level:1

This 100 square jigsaw is written in code. It starts with 1 and ends with 100. Can you build it up?

How Many Times?

KS 2 Challenge Level:

Challenge Level:1

On a digital 24 hour clock, at certain times, all the digits are consecutive. How many times like this are there between midnight and 7 a.m.?

A Puzzling Cube

KS 2 Challenge Level:

Challenge Level:1

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?

Brush Loads

KS 2 Challenge Level:

Challenge Level:1

How can you arrange the 5 cubes so that you need the smallest number of Brush Loads of paint to cover them? Try with other numbers of cubes as well.

Three Neighbours

KS 2 Challenge Level:

Challenge Level:2 Challenge Level:2

Look at three 'next door neighbours' amongst the counting numbers. Add them together. What do you notice?

Two Clocks

KS 2 Challenge Level:

Challenge Level:2 Challenge Level:2

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

Sealed Solution

KS 2 Challenge Level:

Challenge Level:2 Challenge Level:2

Ten cards are put into five envelopes so that there are two cards in each envelope. The sum of the numbers inside it is written on each envelope. What numbers could be inside the envelopes?

Curious Number

KS 2 Challenge Level:

Challenge Level:3 Challenge Level:3 Challenge Level:3

Can you order the digits from 1-3 to make a number which is divisible by 3 so when the last digit is removed it becomes a 2-figure number divisible by 2, and so on?

Dice in a Corner

KS 2 Challenge Level:

Challenge Level:3 Challenge Level:3 Challenge Level:3

How could you arrange at least two dice in a stack so that the total of the visible spots is 18?

Nice or Nasty

KS 2 & 3 Challenge Level:

Challenge Level:1

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

Dicey Operations

KS 3 Challenge Level:

Challenge Level:1

Who said that adding, subtracting, multiplying and dividing couldn't be fun?