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# Starting the Year with Rich Tasks

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During the summer, we published a collection of challenges, which we hope your students enjoyed. Below we have selected someĀ of the tasks that we think are particularly suitable for the start of term, when you are getting to know your learners. They offer the chance to do some exploratory collaborative work at a range of levels.

The tasks feature in our Primary curriculum mapping document, which contains links to a variety of problems for teachers wishing to embed rich mathematical tasks into their everyday teaching.

Age 5 to 7

Challenge Level

Use these head, body and leg pieces to make Robot Monsters which are different heights.

Age 5 to 7

Challenge Level

Can you find two butterflies to go on each flower so that the numbers on each pair of butterflies adds to the number on their flower?

Age 5 to 11

Challenge Level

Players take it in turns to choose a dot on the grid. The winner is the first to have four dots that can be joined to form a square.

Age 7 to 11

Challenge Level

This 100 square jigsaw is written in code. It starts with 1 and ends with 100. Can you build it up?

Age 7 to 11

Challenge Level

Can you fill in this table square? The numbers 2 -12 were used to generate it with just one number used twice.