Practice Makes Perfect

These activities make use of things you probably already know and help you to understand them even better for solving problems!


Shut the Box

Stage: 1 Challenge Level: Challenge Level:1

An old game but lots of arithmetic!

Five Steps to 50live

Stage: 1 Challenge Level: Challenge Level:1

Use five steps to count forwards or backwards in 1s or 10s to get to 50. What strategies did you use?

Two-digit Targets

Stage: 1 Challenge Level: Challenge Level:1

You have a set of the digits from 0 – 9. Can you arrange these in the 5 boxes to make two-digit numbers as close to the targets as possible?

Our Numbers

Stage: 1 Challenge Level: Challenge Level:1

These spinners will give you the tens and unit digits of a number. Can you choose sets of numbers to collect so that you spin six numbers belonging to your sets in as few spins as possible?

Number Lines

Stage: 1 Challenge Level: Challenge Level:1

Leah and Tom each have a number line. Can you work out where their counters will land? What are the secret jumps they make with their counters?

The Add and Take-away Path

Stage: 1 Challenge Level: Challenge Level:1

Two children made up a game as they walked along the garden paths. Can you find out their scores? Can you find some paths of your own?

Turning

Stage: 1 Challenge Level: Challenge Level:1

Use your mouse to move the red and green parts of this disc. Can you make images which show the turnings described?

Shut the Box for Two

Stage: 1 Challenge Level: Challenge Level:1

Shut the Box game for an adult and child. Can you turn over the cards which match the numbers on the dice?

The Amazing Splitting Plant

Stage: 1 Challenge Level: Challenge Level:3 Challenge Level:3 Challenge Level:3

Can you work out how many flowers there will be on the Amazing Splitting Plant after it has been growing for six weeks?

Lots of Lollies

Stage: 1 Challenge Level: Challenge Level:3 Challenge Level:3 Challenge Level:3

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?

Stop the Clock

Stage: 1 Challenge Level: Challenge Level:3 Challenge Level:3 Challenge Level:3

This is a game for two players. Can you find out how to be the first to get to 12 o'clock?

Strike it Out for Two

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

Strike it Out game for an adult and child. Can you stop your partner from being able to go?

Totality

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

This is an adding game for two players.

That Number Square!live

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

Exploring the structure of a number square: how quickly can you put the number tiles in the right place on the grid?

Mobile Numbers

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

In this investigation, you are challenged to make mobile phone numbers which are easy to remember. What happens if you make a sequence adding 2 each time?

Number Squares

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

Start with four numbers at the corners of a square and put the total of two corners in the middle of that side. Keep going... Can you estimate what the size of the last four numbers will be?