Successful mathematicians understand and use mathematical ideas and methods, 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 that the activities below will give you opportunities to develop these desirable characteristics.

*For problems arranged by mathematical topics, see our Topics in Primary Mathematics pageFor problems arranged by mathematical thinking skills, see our Thinking Mathematically page*

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### Being Collaborative - Lower Primary Students

These lower primary problems are ideal for you to work on with friends - two heads can be better than one!

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### Being Collaborative - Upper Primary Students

These upper primary problems are ideal for you to work on with friends - two heads can be better than one!

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### Being Curious - Lower Primary Students

Are you a curious mathematician? Would you like to get better at asking mathematical questions? If so, these lower primary tasks are for you!

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### Being Curious - Upper Primary Students

Are you a curious mathematician? Would you like to get better at asking mathematical questions? If so, these upper primary tasks are for you!

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### Being Resilient - Lower Primary Students

These lower primary problems will need you to be resilient but remember you'll get a greater sense of achievement if you've had to struggle.

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### Being resilient - Upper Primary Students

These upper primary problems will need you to be resilient but remember you'll get a greater sense of achievement if you've had to struggle.

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### Being Resourceful - Lower Primary Students

Give yourself lots of time to work on these lower primary problems. They are designed to help you become more resourceful.

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### Being Resourceful - Upper Primary Students

Give yourself lots of time to work on these upper primary problems. They are designed to help you become more resourceful.