Being Collaborative - Upper Primary

Being Collaborative - Upper Primary is part of our Being a Good Thinker - Upper 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 7 to 11

Being Collaborative - Upper Primary Number

Number problems for you to work on with others.

Age 7 to 11

Being Collaborative - Upper Primary Measures

Measure problems for you to work on with others.

Age 7 to 11

Being Collaborative - Upper Primary Geometry

Geometry problems for you to work on with others.

Age 7 to 11

Being Collaborative - Upper Primary Statistics

Statistics problems for you to work on with others.

En-counters

Age 5 to 7 Challenge Level:

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

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.

Fraction Match

Age 5 to 11 Challenge Level:

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

Dotty Six

Age 5 to 11 Challenge Level:

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

Totality

Age 5 to 11 Challenge Level:

This is an adding game for two players.

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?

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.

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?

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.

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?

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!

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.

Quad Match

Age 7 to 11 Challenge Level:

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

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?

Estimating Angles

Age 7 to 14 Challenge Level:

How good are you at estimating angles?

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.

First Connect Three

Age 7 to 14 Challenge Level:

Add or subtract the two numbers on the spinners and try to complete a row of three. Are there some numbers that are good to aim for?

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.

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.

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.

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.

Making Rectangles

Age 7 to 14 Challenge Level:

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

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?

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.

Coordinate Designs

Age 11 to 14 Challenge Level:

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