Student Solutions

Prompt Cards

Stage: 2 Challenge Level: Challenge Level:1

These two group activities use mathematical reasoning - one is numerical, one geometric.

Maze 100

Stage: 2 Challenge Level: Challenge Level:2 Challenge Level:2

Can you go through this maze so that the numbers you pass add to exactly 100?

Heads and Feet

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

On a farm there were some hens and sheep. Altogether there were 8 heads and 22 feet. How many hens were there?

Highest and Lowest

Stage: 2 Challenge Level: Challenge Level:1

Put operations signs between the numbers 3 4 5 6 to make the highest possible number and lowest possible number.

Money Bags

Stage: 2 Challenge Level: Challenge Level:2 Challenge Level:2

Ram divided 15 pennies among four small bags. He could then pay any sum of money from 1p to 15p without opening any bag. How many pennies did Ram put in each bag?

Pass the Peas, Please

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

A game for 2 or more players. Practise your addition and subtraction with the aid of a game board and some dried peas!

Stone Age Counting

Stage: 1 Challenge Level: Challenge Level:1

What could these drawings, found in a cave in Spain, represent?

Four Go

Stage: 2 Challenge Level: Challenge Level:1

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?

How Odd

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

This problem challenges you to find out how many odd numbers there are between pairs of numbers. Can you find a pair of numbers that has four odds between them?

Take Three Numbers

Stage: 2 Challenge Level: Challenge Level:1

What happens when you add three numbers together? Will your answer be odd or even? How do you know?

What Could It Be?

Stage: 1 Challenge Level: Challenge Level:1

In this calculation, the box represents a missing digit. What could the digit be? What would the solution be in each case?

Count the Crayons

Stage: 1 Challenge Level: Challenge Level:1

How could you estimate the number of pencils/pens in these pictures?