From Playing to Explaining

From Playing to Explaining

We hope you will enjoy playing with the problems in this feature. Take time to explore and think deeply about the mathematical ideas.  Whether it's the start of your academic year or the beginning of a holiday, we hope there is something to inspire you.

The last date for sending in solutions is Monday 7 October.

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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?

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?

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.

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?

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?