Number Investigations

This collection of investigational activities explore numbers in a variety of contexts.  They are particularly good for challenging high-attaining primary children.


Age 7 to 11 Challenge Level:

Polygonal numbers are those that are arranged in shapes as they enlarge. Explore the polygonal numbers drawn here.

Consecutive Numbers

Age 7 to 14 Challenge Level:

An investigation involving adding and subtracting sets of consecutive numbers. Lots to find out, lots to explore.

Number Pattern Explorations

Age 7 to 14 Challenge Level:

Investigate what happens if we create number patterns using some simple rules.

So It's Times!

Age 7 to 14 Challenge Level:

How will you decide which way of flipping over and/or turning the grid will give you the highest total?

Steps to the Podium

Age 7 to 14 Challenge Level:

It starts quite simple but great opportunities for number discoveries and patterns!