Look More Closely

Look More Closely

Just because a situation is familiar doesn't mean it has to be dull!  Some of these problems encourage learners to look at a familiar mathematical context through a new lens to spark their curiosity. Others offer familiar 'everyday' contexts in which to look again at ideas they may think they know inside-out.  

The last date for submitting solutions is Friday 13 July. 

Writing Digits live

Age 5 to 7 Challenge Level:
Lee was writing all the counting numbers from 1 to 20. She stopped for a rest after writing seventeen digits. What was the last number she wrote?

Eightness of Eight live

Age 5 to 7 Challenge Level:
What do you see as you watch this video? Can you create a similar video for the number 12?

Wallpaper live

Age 5 to 7 Challenge Level:
These pieces of wallpaper need to be ordered from smallest to largest. Can you find a way to do it?

Swimming Pool Tiles live

Age 7 to 11 Challenge Level:
This activity creates an opportunity to explore all kinds of number-related patterns.

Birthday Cake Candles live

Age 7 to 11 Challenge Level:
This challenge involves calculating the number of candles needed on birthday cakes. It is an opportunity to explore numbers and discover new things.

Tumbling Down live

Age 7 to 11 Challenge Level:
Watch this animation. What do you see? Can you explain why this happens?