Primary Live Problems

Each time you visit the NRICH site there will be some activities which are 'live'. That means we are inviting you and your students to send us solutions and we will publish a selection of them, along with your students' names and school, in a few weeks' time. If you'd like to know more about what we're looking for, read this short article.

Please note that these activities will stop being live after Monday 3 February.

Cuisenaire Countinglive

Age 5 to 7 Challenge Level:

Here are some rods that are different colours. How could I make a yellow rod using white and red rods?

Same Length Trainslive

Age 5 to 7 Challenge Level:

How many trains can you make which are the same length as Matt's and Katie's, using rods that are identical?

Train Tacticslive

Age 7 to 11 Challenge Level:

A train building game for two players. Can you be the one to complete the train?

Rearranged Rectanglelive

Age 7 to 11 Challenge Level:

How many different rectangles can you make using this set of rods?

Cuisenaire Squareslive

Age 7 to 11 Challenge Level:

These squares have been made from Cuisenaire rods. Can you describe the pattern? What would the next square look like?

Rod Ratioslive

Age 7 to 11 Challenge Level:

Use the Cuisenaire rods environment to investigate ratio. Can you find pairs of rods in the ratio 3:2?

Rod Fractionslive

Age 7 to 14 Challenge Level:

Pick two rods of different colours. Given an unlimited supply of rods of each of the two colours, how can we work out what fraction the shorter rod is of the longer one?