Being Collaborative - Primary All Resources

Sticky Data

Age 5 to 7 Challenge Level:

You'll need to work in a group on this problem. Use your sticky notes to show the answer to questions such as 'how many girls are there in your group?'.

Snail One Hundred

Age 5 to 7 Challenge Level:

This is a game in which your counters move in a spiral round the snail's shell. It is about understanding tens and units.

En-counters

Age 5 to 7 Challenge Level:

This task requires learners to explain and help others, asking and answering questions.

Matching Time

Age 5 to 7 Challenge Level:

Try this matching game which will help you recognise different ways of saying the same time interval.

Thirsty?

Age 5 to 7 Challenge Level:

Can you lay out the pictures of the drinks in the way described by the clue cards?

Shut the Box

Age 5 to 7 Challenge Level:

An old game but lots of arithmetic!

Guess the Houses

Age 5 to 7 Challenge Level:

This task depends on learners sharing reasoning, listening to opinions, reflecting and pulling ideas together.

Five Steps to 50

Age 5 to 7 Challenge Level:

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

Number Match

Age 5 to 11 Challenge Level:

A task which depends on members of the group noticing the needs of others and responding.

Fraction Match

Age 5 to 11 Challenge Level:

A task which depends on members of the group noticing the needs of others and responding.

Totality

Age 5 to 11 Challenge Level:

This is an adding game for two players.

Jig Shapes

Age 5 to 11 Challenge Level:

Can you each work out what shape you have part of on your card? What will the rest of it look like?

Dotty Six

Age 5 to 11 Challenge Level:

Dotty Six is a simple dice game that you can adapt in many ways.

Nim-7

Age 5 to 14 Challenge Level:

Can you work out how to win this game of Nim? Does it matter if you go first or second?

Counters in the Middle

Age 7 to 11 Challenge Level:

This task depends on groups working collaboratively, discussing and reasoning to agree a final product.

Probably ...

Age 7 to 11 Challenge Level:

You'll need to work in a group for this problem. The idea is to decide, as a group, whether you agree or disagree with each statement.

Dicey Perimeter, Dicey Area

Age 7 to 11 Challenge Level:

In this game for two players, you throw two dice and find the product. How many shapes can you draw on the grid which have that area or perimeter?

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?

Stringy Quads

Age 7 to 11 Challenge Level:

This practical problem challenges you to make quadrilaterals with a loop of string. You'll need some friends to help!

Quad Match

Age 7 to 11 Challenge Level:

A task which depends on members of the group noticing the needs of others and responding.

Arranging Cubes

Age 7 to 11 Challenge Level:

A task which depends on members of the group working collaboratively to reach a single goal.

Arranging Counters

Age 7 to 11 Challenge Level:

A task which depends on members of the group working collaboratively to reach a single goal.

Dice in a Corner

Age 7 to 11 Challenge Level:

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

Guess the Dominoes

Age 7 to 14 Challenge Level:

This task depends on learners sharing reasoning, listening to opinions, reflecting and pulling ideas together.

Stick Images

Age 7 to 14 Challenge Level:

This task requires learners to explain and help others, asking and answering questions.

First Connect Three

Age 7 to 14 Challenge Level:

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?

What Shape?

Age 7 to 14 Challenge Level:

This task develops spatial reasoning skills. By framing and asking questions a member of the team has to find out what mathematical object they have chosen.

Doughnut Percents

Age 7 to 14 Challenge Level:

A task involving the equivalence between fractions, percentages and decimals which depends on members of the group noticing the needs of others and responding.

Making Rectangles

Age 7 to 14 Challenge Level:

A task which depends on members of the group noticing the needs of others and responding.

Castles in the Middle

Age 7 to 14 Challenge Level:

This task depends on groups working collaboratively, discussing and reasoning to agree a final product.

Got It

Age 7 to 14 Challenge Level:

A game for two people, or play online. Given a target number, say 23, and a range of numbers to choose from, say 1-4, players take it in turns to add to the running total to hit their target.

Which Solid?

Age 7 to 16 Challenge Level:

This task develops spatial reasoning skills. By framing and asking questions a member of the team has to find out what mathematical object they have chosen.

Factors and Multiples Game

Age 7 to 16 Challenge Level:

A game in which players take it in turns to choose a number. Can you block your opponent?

Estimating Angles

Age 11 to 14 Challenge Level:

How good are you at estimating angles?

Coordinate Patterns

Age 11 to 16 Challenge Level:

This task requires learners to explain and help others, asking and answering questions.