Being Collaborative - Lower Primary

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

Good thinkers collaborate and communicate. They work productively with other people, valuing different points of view. They are willing to change their mind when presented with convincing arguments. They know when to seek help, when to support others, when to speak up and when to compromise.

How can you become better at collaborating mathematically?

These problems are ideal to work on with others. Work with a partner or in a small group and share your ideas with others. Two heads can be better than one!

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

Being Collaborative - Lower Primary Number

Number problems for you to work on with others.

Age 5 to 7

Being Collaborative - Lower Primary Measures

Measure problems for you to work on with others.

Age 5 to 7

Being Collaborative - Lower Primary Geometry

Geometry problems for you to work on with others.

Age 5 to 7

Being Collaborative - Lower Primary Statistics

Statistics problems for you to work on with others.

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.

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.

En-counters

Age 5 to 7 Challenge Level:

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

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?

Guess the Houses

Age 5 to 7 Challenge Level:

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

Shut the Box

Age 5 to 7 Challenge Level:

An old game but lots of arithmetic!

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?'.

Thirsty?

Age 5 to 7 Challenge Level:

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

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.

Number Match

Age 5 to 11 Challenge Level:

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

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?

Arranging Cubes

Age 7 to 11 Challenge Level:

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

Guess the Dominoes

Age 7 to 14 Challenge Level:

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