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What is the greatest number of squares you can make by overlapping three squares?

Two Dice

Find all the numbers that can be made by adding the dots on two dice.

Biscuit Decorations

Andrew decorated 20 biscuits to take to a party. He lined them up and put icing on every second biscuit and different decorations on other biscuits. How many biscuits weren't decorated?

How Do You See It?

Age 5 to 11
Challenge Level

Here are some little problems.
How would you put them on paper using
- words?
- pictures?
- numbers?
- objects?
- other ways?

Zoe had these three sweets.

Her friend Rajneet gave her two more. How many has Zoe got now?

Karala had 8 dolls.

She gave 3 of them to her little sister. How many dolls has Karala got now?

It was Toby's birthday and he had 6 birthday cards.

The postman brought some more cards for him and Toby now has 9 cards.

How many cards did the postman bring to Toby?

Si had 8 balloons looking bright and bouncy.

Some then popped and he only had 5 left that were bright and bouncy.

How many had popped?


Some children were walking to school together.

Three more joined them.

Now there were 9 children altogether.

How many were walking together first of all?


Marcus had some coins in his pocket.

Sadly he lost 7 of them, now he only

has three coins. How many coins

were there before he lost them?