Counting and Ordering KS2

Number Tracks

Age 7 to 11 Challenge Level:

Ben’s class were cutting up number tracks. First they cut them into twos and added up the numbers on each piece. What patterns could they see?

First Connect Three

Age 7 to 14 Challenge Level:

Add or subtract the two numbers on the spinners and try to complete a row of three. Are there some numbers that are good to aim for?

Swimming Pool

Age 5 to 11 Challenge Level:

In this problem, we're investigating the number of steps we would climb up or down to get out of or into the swimming pool. How could you number the steps below the water?

Tug Harder!

Age 7 to 11 Challenge Level:

In this game, you can add, subtract, multiply or divide the numbers on the dice. Which will you do so that you get to the end of the number line first?

Sea Level

Age 7 to 11 Challenge Level:

The picture shows a lighthouse and many underwater creatures. If you know the markings on the lighthouse are 1m apart, can you work out the distances between some of the different creatures?

Count Me In

Age 7 to 11 Challenge Level:

How do you know whether you will reach these numbers when you count in steps of six from zero?

Space Distanceslive

Age 7 to 11 Challenge Level:

This task focuses on distances travelled by the asteroid Florence. It's an opportunity to work with very large numbers.

Ordering Journeyslive

Age 7 to 11 Challenge Level:

How would you put these journey lengths in order? Give a bit of a place value challenge with subtractions set out not as a calculation.