Visualising and Explaining at KS2

Young children are often good at imagining - in these tasks we ask them to use their imaginations in a mathematical way.

The Numbers Give the Design

Age 7 to 11 Challenge Level:

Make new patterns from simple turning instructions. You can have a go using pencil and paper or with a floor robot.

Sitting Round the Party Tables

Age 5 to 11 Challenge Level:

Sweets are given out to party-goers in a particular way. Investigate the total number of sweets received by people sitting in different positions.

Eye View

Age 7 to 11 Challenge Level:

Why does the tower look a different size in each of these pictures?

Spot Thirteen

Age 7 to 11 Challenge Level:

Choose 13 spots on the grid. Can you work out the scoring system? What is the maximum possible score?

Cuisenaire Spirals

Age 7 to 11 Challenge Level:

Can you make arrange Cuisenaire rods so that they make a 'spiral' with right angles at the corners?

Inky Cube

Age 7 to 14 Challenge Level:

This cube has ink on each face which leaves marks on paper as it is rolled. Can you work out what is on each face and the route it has taken?