# 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.

### Eightness of Eight

##### 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?

### Writing Digits

##### 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?

### Wallpaper

##### 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

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

### Birthday Cake Candles

##### 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

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