# Resilience and Perseverance

### Resilience and Perseverance

In this feature, we have chosen problems designed to promote a positive attitude to challenging mathematical situations. The article,

Getting into and Staying in the Growth Zone is packed with information and advice on helping your students become less anxious and more resilient.

In this article for teachers, Clare Lee and Sue Johnston-Wilder explain how the Growth Zone model can help develop resilience in our learners.

##### Age 5 to 7

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These caterpillars have 16 parts. What different shapes do they make if each part lies in the small squares of a 4 by 4 square?

##### Age 5 to 7

Challenge Level

Place the numbers 1 to 6 in the circles so that each number is the difference between the two numbers just below it.

##### Age 5 to 7

Challenge Level

How many different triangles can you draw on the dotty grid which each have one dot in the middle?

##### Age 5 to 11

Challenge Level

Place six toy ladybirds into the box so that there are two ladybirds in every column and every row.

##### Age 7 to 11

Challenge Level

Katie had a pack of 20 cards numbered from 1 to 20. She arranged the cards into 6 unequal piles where each pile added to the same total. What was the total and how could this be done?

##### Age 7 to 11

Challenge Level

There are six numbers written in five different scripts. Can you sort out which is which?

##### Age 7 to 14

Challenge Level

Some of the numbers have fallen off Becky's number line. Can you figure out what they were?

##### Age 7 to 11

Challenge Level

Use the 'double-3 down' dominoes to make a square so that each side has eight dots.