This task requires learners to explain and help others, asking and answering questions.
"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 ...?
Sweets are given out to party-goers in a particular way. Investigate the total number of sweets received by people sitting in different positions.
Dotty Six is a simple dice game that you can adapt in many ways.
A task which depends on members of the group working collaboratively to reach a single goal.
What could the half time scores have been in these Olympic hockey matches?
Can you work out how to win this game of Nim? Does it matter if you go first or second?
EWWNP means Exploring Wild and Wonderful Number Patterns Created by Yourself! Investigate what happens if we create number patterns using some simple rules.
This task depends on groups working collaboratively, discussing and reasoning to agree a final product.
Investigate the different shaped bracelets you could make from 18 different spherical beads. How do they compare if you use 24 beads?
This big box multiplies anything that goes inside it by the same number. If you know the numbers that come out, what multiplication might be going on in the box?
The value of the circle changes in each of the following problems. Can you discover its value in each problem?
This challenge is a game for two players. Choose two numbers from the grid and multiply or divide, then mark your answer on the number line. Can you get four in a row before your partner?
You are organising a school trip and you need to write a letter to
parents to let them know about the day. Use the cards to gather all
the information you need.
Use the lines on this figure to show how the square can be divided into 2 halves, 3 thirds, 6 sixths and 9 ninths.
Look at three 'next door neighbours' amongst the counting numbers. Add them together. What do you notice?
Investigate the different numbers of people and rats there could have been if you know how many legs there are altogether!
What is the greatest number of counters you can place on the grid below without four of them lying at the corners of a square?
How many different triangles can you make on a circular pegboard that has nine pegs?
This task develops spatial reasoning skills. By framing and asking questions a member of the team has to find out what mathematical object they have chosen.
Place four pebbles on the sand in the form of a square. Keep adding as few pebbles as necessary to double the area. How many extra pebbles are added each time?
A game in which players take it in turns to choose a number. Can you block your opponent?