# 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.

### Being Collaborative - Upper Primary Number

Number problems for you to work on with others.

### Being Collaborative - Upper Primary Measures

Measure problems for you to work on with others.

### Being Collaborative - Upper Primary Geometry

Geometry problems for you to work on with others.

### Being Collaborative - Upper Primary Statistics

Statistics problems for you to work on with others.

### Snail One Hundred

##### Age 5 to 7Challenge Level

In this game, you throw a dice and move counters along the snail's body and in a spiral around the snail's shell. It is about understanding tens and ones.

### En-counters

##### Age 5 to 7Challenge Level

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

### Totality

##### Age 5 to 11Challenge Level

This is an adding game for two players. Can you be the first to reach the target?

### Dotty Six

##### Age 5 to 11Challenge Level

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

### Fraction Match

##### Age 5 to 11Challenge Level

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

### Number Match

##### Age 5 to 11Challenge Level

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

### Nim-7

##### Age 5 to 14Challenge Level

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

### Dicey Perimeter, Dicey Area

##### Age 7 to 11Challenge 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?

### Guess the Dominoes

##### Age 7 to 11Challenge Level

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

### Probably ...

##### Age 7 to 11Challenge 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 11Challenge 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 11Challenge Level

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

### First Connect Three

##### Age 7 to 11Challenge 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?

### Arranging Counters

##### Age 7 to 11Challenge Level

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

### Arranging Cubes

##### Age 7 to 11Challenge Level

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

### Stringy Quads

##### Age 7 to 11Challenge 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 11Challenge Level

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

### Dice in a Corner

##### Age 7 to 11Challenge 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 14Challenge Level

How good are you at estimating angles?

### Stick Images

##### Age 7 to 14Challenge Level

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

### What Shape?

##### Age 7 to 14Challenge 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.

### Castles in the Middle

##### Age 7 to 14Challenge Level

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

### Got It

##### Age 7 to 14Challenge 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.

### Making Rectangles

##### Age 7 to 14Challenge Level

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

### Doughnut Percents

##### Age 7 to 14Challenge 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.

### Factors and Multiples Game

##### Age 7 to 16Challenge Level

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

### Which Solid?

##### Age 7 to 16Challenge 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 14Challenge Level

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