Multiplication and Division KS1

I'm Eight

Age 5 to 16 Challenge Level:

Find a great variety of ways of asking questions which make 8.

Magic Plant

Age 5 to 7 Challenge Level:

On Friday the magic plant was only 2 centimetres tall. Every day it doubled its height. How tall was it on Monday?

Buzzy Bee

Age 5 to 7 Challenge Level:

Buzzy Bee was building a honeycomb. She decided to decorate the honeycomb with a pattern using numbers. Can you discover Buzzy's pattern and fill in the empty cells for her?

The Tomato and the Bean

Age 5 to 7 Challenge Level:

At the beginning of May Tom put his tomato plant outside. On the same day he sowed a bean in another pot. When will the two be the same height?

Share Bears

Age 5 to 7 Challenge Level:

Yasmin and Zach have some bears to share. Which numbers of bears can they share so that there are none left over?

Lots of Lollies

Age 5 to 7 Challenge Level:

Frances and Rishi were given a bag of lollies. They shared them out evenly and had one left over. How many lollies could there have been in the bag?

Are You Well Balanced?

Age 5 to 7 Challenge Level:

Can you work out how to balance this equaliser? You can put more than one weight on a hook.

Clapping Times

Age 5 to 7 Challenge Level:

If you count from 1 to 20 and clap more loudly on the numbers in the two times table, as well as saying those numbers loudly, which numbers will be loud?

Lots of Biscuits!

Age 5 to 7 Challenge Level:

Help share out the biscuits the children have made.

Cube Bricks and Daisy Chains

Age 5 to 7 Challenge Level:

Daisy and Akram were making number patterns. Daisy was using beads that looked like flowers and Akram was using cube bricks. First they were counting in twos.

Ip Dip

Age 5 to 11 Challenge Level:

"Ip dip sky blue! Who's 'it'? It's you!" Where would you position yourself so that you are 'it' if there are two players? Three players ...?

Pairs of Legs

Age 5 to 7 Challenge Level:

How many legs do each of these creatures have? How many pairs is that?

Ordering Cards

Age 5 to 11 Challenge Level:

This problem is designed to help children to learn, and to use, the two and three times tables.

Different Sizes

Age 5 to 11 Challenge Level:

A investigation based on similar rectangles of different sixes.

Doing and Undoing

Age 5 to 11 Challenge Level:

An investigation looking at doing and undoing mathematical operations focusing on doubling, halving, adding and subtracting.

Incey Wincey Spider

Age 5 to 7 Challenge Level:

You'll need two dice to play this game against a partner. Will Incey Wincey make it to the top of the drain pipe or the bottom of the drain pipe first?



 
You may also be interested in this collection of activities from the STEM Learning website, that complement the NRICH activities above.