Being Playful, Becoming Engaged

Being Playful, Becoming Engaged

We have chosen these problems to inspire your learners to be playful, become engaged, and then think deeply about the mathematical contexts that underpin the activities.  Whether it's the start of your academic year or the beginning of a holiday, we hope there is something for everyone.

The problems will remain live until Monday 7 October.

Times of Day 

Age 5 to 7 Challenge Level:
These pictures show some different activities that you may get up to during a day. What order would you do them in?

I Like ... 

Age 5 to 7 Challenge Level:
Mr Gilderdale is playing a game with his class. What rule might he have chosen? How would you test your idea?

100 Square Jigsaw 

Age 5 to 7 Challenge Level:
Can you complete this jigsaw of the 100 square?

Calendar Sorting 

Age 7 to 11 Challenge Level:
The pages of my calendar have got mixed up. Can you sort them out?

Cubies 

Age 7 to 11 Challenge Level:
The scientists need your help to work out how many Cubies live on a small island! Use the cards to gather all the information you need.

Treasure Hunt 

Age 7 to 14 Challenge Level:
Can you find a reliable strategy for choosing coordinates that will locate the treasure in the minimum number of guesses?

First Connect Three 

Age 7 to 14 Challenge Level:
Add or subtract the two numbers on the spinners and try to complete a row of three. Are there some numbers that are good to aim for?