Place Value, Integers, Ordering & Rounding


This is part of ourĀ Secondary Curriculum collection of favourite rich tasks arranged by topic.

Nice or Nasty

Stage: 2 and 3 Challenge Level: Challenge Level:1

There are nasty versions of this dice game but we'll start with the nice ones...

Dicey Operations

Stage: 2 and 3 Challenge Level: Challenge Level:1

Who said that adding, subtracting, multiplying and dividing couldn't be fun?

Place Your Orders

Stage: 3 Challenge Level: Challenge Level:1

Can you rank these sets of quantities in order, from smallest to largest? Can you provide convincing evidence for your rankings?

Add to 200

Stage: 3 Challenge Level: Challenge Level:1

By selecting digits for an addition grid, what targets can you make?

Forwards Add Backwards

Stage: 3 Challenge Level: Challenge Level:1

What happens when you add a three digit number to its reverse?

Farey Sequences

Stage: 3 Challenge Level: Challenge Level:2 Challenge Level:2

There are lots of ideas to explore in these sequences of ordered fractions.

Always a Multiple?

Stage: 3 Challenge Level: Challenge Level:2 Challenge Level:2

Think of a two digit number, reverse the digits, and add the numbers together. Something special happens...

Legs Eleven

Stage: 3 Challenge Level: Challenge Level:2 Challenge Level:2

Take any four digit number. Move the first digit to the 'back of the queue' and move the rest along. Now add your two numbers. What properties do your answers always have?

How Many Miles to Go?

Stage: 3 Challenge Level: Challenge Level:3 Challenge Level:3 Challenge Level:3

How many more miles must the car travel before the numbers on the milometer and the trip meter contain the same digits in the same order?

Difference Sudoku

Stage: 4 Challenge Level: Challenge Level:3 Challenge Level:3 Challenge Level:3

Use the differences to find the solution to this Sudoku.

Making Sense of Positives and Negatives

Stage: 3

This article suggests some ways of making sense of calculations involving positive and negative numbers.

Place Value, Integers, Ordering and Rounding - Short Problems

Stage: 3 and 4

A collection of short problems on place value, integers, ordering and rounding.