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# Being Resilient - Upper Primary Students

*Being Resilient - Upper Primary is part of our Being a Good Thinker - Upper Primary collection.*

Good thinkers are resilient. They don't give up easily, and are motivated to work hard and keep going when faced with challenges. They recognise that we all fail sometimes, and when this happens, they bounce back and try alternative approaches.

How can you become a resilient mathematician?

Here are some problems that may require some determination. The solutions may not be immediately obvious, so you will need to persevere. Success can be sweeter after a struggle!

You can browse through the Number, Measures, Geometry or Statistics collections, or scroll down to see the full set of problems below.
### Being Resilient - Upper Primary Number

### Being Resilient - Upper Primary Measures

### Being Resilient - Upper Primary Geometry

### Being Resilient - Upper Primary Statistics

### Plants

### Nine-pin Triangles

### Shape Times Shape

### Fractional Triangles

### The Deca Tree

### Brush Loads

### Numerically Equal

### Cut Nets

### Maze 100

### The Dice Train

### Treasure Hunt

### Eight Hidden Squares

### Spiralling Decimals

### Factor Lines

### More Children and Plants

### Ten Hidden Squares

### Factors and Multiples Game

### Two and Two

### Frogs

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Good thinkers are resilient. They don't give up easily, and are motivated to work hard and keep going when faced with challenges. They recognise that we all fail sometimes, and when this happens, they bounce back and try alternative approaches.

How can you become a resilient mathematician?

Here are some problems that may require some determination. The solutions may not be immediately obvious, so you will need to persevere. Success can be sweeter after a struggle!

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

Are you resilient enough to solve these number problems?

Age 7 to 11

Are you resilient enough to solve these measure problems?

Age 7 to 11

Are you resilient enough to solve these geometry problems?

Age 7 to 11

Are you resilient enough to solve these statistics problems?

Age 5 to 14

Challenge Level

Three children are going to buy some plants for their birthdays. They will plant them within circular paths. How could they do this?

Age 7 to 11

Challenge Level

How many different triangles can you make on a circular pegboard that has nine pegs?

Age 7 to 11

Challenge Level

These eleven shapes each stand for a different number. Can you use the number sentences to work out what they are?

Age 7 to 11

Challenge Level

Use the lines on this figure to show how the square can be divided into 2 halves, 3 thirds, 6 sixths and 9 ninths.

Age 7 to 11

Challenge Level

Find out what a Deca Tree is and then work out how many leaves there will be after the woodcutter has cut off a trunk, a branch, a twig and a leaf.

Age 7 to 11

Challenge Level

How can you arrange the 5 cubes so that you need the smallest number of Brush Loads of paint to cover them? Try with other numbers of cubes as well.

Age 7 to 11

Challenge Level

Can you draw a square in which the perimeter is numerically equal to the area?

Age 7 to 11

Challenge Level

Each of the nets of nine solid shapes has been cut into two pieces. Can you see which pieces go together?

Age 7 to 11

Challenge Level

Can you go through this maze so that the numbers you pass add to exactly 100?

Age 7 to 11

Challenge Level

This dice train has been made using specific rules. How many different trains can you make?

Age 7 to 14

Challenge Level

Can you find a reliable strategy for choosing coordinates that will locate the treasure in the minimum number of guesses?

Age 7 to 14

Challenge Level

On the graph there are 28 marked points. These points all mark the vertices (corners) of eight hidden squares. Can you find the eight hidden squares?

Age 7 to 14

Challenge Level

Take turns to place a decimal number on the spiral. Can you get three consecutive numbers?

Age 7 to 14

Challenge Level

Arrange the four number cards on the grid, according to the rules, to make a diagonal, vertical or horizontal line.

Age 7 to 14

Challenge Level

This challenge extends the Plants investigation so now four or more children are involved.

Age 7 to 14

Challenge Level

These points all mark the vertices (corners) of ten hidden squares. Can you find the 10 hidden squares?

Age 7 to 16

Challenge Level

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

Age 7 to 16

Challenge Level

How many solutions can you find to this sum? Each of the different letters stands for a different number.

Age 11 to 14

Challenge Level

How many moves does it take to swap over some red and blue frogs? Do you have a method?

Resources for primary children to help them to develop their curiosity.

Resources to help primary children to be more collaborative.