More Multiple Representations

These tasks lend themselves to considering multiple representations of mathematical thinking.  They complement the problems found in our Multiple Representations Feature.

Five Steps to 50

Age 5 to 7 Challenge Level:

Use five steps to count forwards or backwards in 1s or 10s to get to 50. What strategies did you use?

Inside Triangles

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?

6 Beads

Age 5 to 7 Challenge Level:

If you put three beads onto a tens/ones abacus you could make the numbers 3, 30, 12 or 21. What numbers can be made with six beads?

A Bowl of Fruit

Age 5 to 7 Challenge Level:

Can you work out how many apples there are in this fruit bowl if you know what fraction there are?

Eggs in Baskets

Age 5 to 7 Challenge Level:

There are three baskets, a brown one, a red one and a pink one, holding a total of 10 eggs. Can you use the information given to find out how many eggs are in each basket?

Number Match

Age 5 to 11 Challenge Level:

A task which depends on members of the group noticing the needs of others and responding.

Fraction Match

Age 5 to 11 Challenge Level:

A task which depends on members of the group noticing the needs of others and responding.

Rectangle Tangle

Age 7 to 11 Challenge Level:

The large rectangle is divided into a series of smaller quadrilaterals and triangles. Can you untangle what fractional part is represented by each of the shapes?

A4 Fraction Subtractionlive

Age 7 to 11 Challenge Level:

This task offers opportunities to subtract fractions using A4 paper.

Chocolate

Age 7 to 14 Challenge Level:

There are three tables in a room with blocks of chocolate on each. Where would be the best place for each child in the class to sit if they came in one at a time?

Doughnut Percents

Age 7 to 14 Challenge Level:

A task involving the equivalence between fractions, percentages and decimals which depends on members of the group noticing the needs of others and responding.