Successful mathematicians understand curriculum concepts, are fluent in mathematical procedures, can solve problems, explain and justify their thinking, and have a positive attitude towards learning mathematics.

Being curious, resourceful, resilient and collaborative are all valuable mathematical mindsets. We hope the activities below will give learners opportunities to develop these desirable characteristics.

*For problems arranged by curriculum topic, see our Primary Curriculum pageFor problems arranged by mathematical thinking skills, see our Mathematical Thinking page*

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### Being Curious - Primary Teachers

These problems will exploit primary learners' natural curiosity and provoke them to ask good mathematical questions.

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### Being Resourceful - Primary Teachers

These problems require careful consideration. Allow your learners time to become absorbed in them.

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### Being Collaborative - Primary Teachers

These problems are ideal for children to work on with others. Encourage your learners to share ideas, and recognise that two heads can be better than one.

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### Being Resilient - Primary Teachers

These problems require resilience for primary school children. Encourage your learners to persevere - there's often a great sense of achievement when we've had to struggle.