Low Threshold High Ceiling Tasks
We hope that you find you can easily get started on the activities in this feature but that you can also take the mathematics to great heights! The last day for sending in solutions is Monday 9 December.
Can you put these shapes in order of size? Start with the smallest.
Sort the houses in my street into different groups. Can you do it in any other ways?
How many different triangles can you draw on the dotty grid which each have one dot in the middle?
Age 5 to 7 Challenge Level:
Noah saw 12 legs walk by into the Ark. How many creatures did he see?
Age 5 to 11 Challenge Level:
This is an adding game for two players.
Have a look at these photos of different fruit. How many do you see? How did you count?
Cut four triangles from a square as shown in the picture. How many different shapes can you make by fitting the four triangles back together?
The computer has made a rectangle and will tell you the number of spots it uses in total. Can you find out where the rectangle is?
How many different triangles can you make on a circular pegboard that has nine pegs?
Age 7 to 11 Challenge Level:
An investigation that gives you the opportunity to make and justify predictions.
Can you find examples of magic crosses? Can you find all the possibilities?
I added together some of my neighbours' house numbers. Can you explain the patterns I noticed?
Choose four different digits from 1-9 and put one in each box so that the resulting four two-digit numbers add to a total of 100.