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These tasks for 7 to 11 year olds are part of our Maths at Home feature and you can see all the tasks for this age group here. The activities below need some everyday bits and pieces. Anything will do so be creative! (The stars give an indication of challenge level, from one star to three stars.)
In how many different ways can you break up a stick of seven interlocking cubes? Now try with a stick of eight cubes and a stick of six cubes. What do you notice?
Nim-7 game for an adult and child. Who will be the one to take the last counter?
What is the greatest number of counters you can place on the grid below without four of them lying at the corners of a square?
Can you visualise what shape this piece of paper will make when it is folded?
Can you arrange the digits 1, 1, 2, 2, 3 and 3 to make a Number Sandwich?