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# Being Curious - Lower Primary Students

### Robot Monsters

### Repeating Patterns

### Five Steps to 50

### Mixed-up Socks

### Chain of Changes

### Eggs in Baskets

### Little Man

### If the World Were a Village

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*Being Curious - Lower Primary is part of our Being a Good Thinker - Lower Primary collection.*

Good thinkers are curious and ask good questions. They are excited by new ideas and are keen to explore and investigate them.

Want to become a more curious mathematician?

These problems will exploit your natural curiosity and encourage you to ask good mathematical questions.

*You can browse through the Number, Measures, Geometry or Statistics collections, or scroll down to see the full set of problems below.*

Age 5 to 7

Challenge Level

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

Age 5 to 7

Challenge Level

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

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?

Age 5 to 7

Challenge Level

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?

Age 5 to 7

Challenge Level

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?

Age 5 to 7

Challenge Level

There are three baskets, a brown one, a red one and a pink one, holding a total of 10 eggs. How many eggs are in each basket?

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?

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?