Primary Interactive Summer Challenges 2022

We have a challenge a day for you throughout the summer break...

Each weekday, from 18 July to 2 September, a new interactive game or puzzle will appear on this page.

After you've had a go at the day's challenge you may be able to compare your approach to the solutions we have published, which are based on students' work. 

You can also find Secondary Interactive Summer Challenges 2022.

 

Tangram Browser

Age 7 to 11

Explore our selection of interactive tangrams. Can you use the tangram pieces to re-create each picture?

Seesaw Shenanigans

Age 3 to 7
Challenge Level

A group of animals has made a seesaw in the woods. How can you make the seesaw balance?

Countdown

Age 7 to 14
Challenge Level

Here is a chance to play a version of the classic Countdown Game.

Matching Fractions

Age 7 to 11
Challenge Level

Can you find different ways of showing the same fraction? Try this matching game and see.

Matching Numbers

Age 5 to 7
Challenge Level

Can you find different ways of showing the same number? Try this matching game and see!

Factors and Multiples Game

Age 7 to 16
Challenge Level

A game in which players take it in turns to choose a number. Can you block your opponent?

Same Length Trains

Age 5 to 7
Challenge Level

How many trains can you make which are the same length as Matt's and Katie's, using rods that are identical?

Train Tactics

Age 7 to 11
Challenge Level

A train building game for two players. Can you be the one to complete the train?

Estimating Angles

Age 7 to 14
Challenge Level

How good are you at estimating angles?

Number Lines in Disguise

Age 7 to 14
Challenge Level

Some of the numbers have fallen off Becky's number line. Can you figure out what they were?

Sizing Them Up

Age 5 to 7
Challenge Level

Can you put these shapes in order of size? Start with the smallest.

Treasure Hunt

Age 7 to 14
Challenge Level

Can you find a reliable strategy for choosing coordinates that will locate the treasure in the minimum number of guesses?

Poly Plug Rectangles

Age 5 to 11
Challenge Level

The computer has made a rectangle and will tell you the number of spots it uses in total. Can you find out where the rectangle is?

Ducking and Dividing

Age 7 to 11
Challenge Level

Your vessel, the Starship Diophantus, has become damaged in deep space. Can you use your knowledge of times tables and some lightning reflexes to survive?

Venn Diagrams

Age 5 to 11
Challenge Level

How will you complete these interactive Venn diagrams?

Your Number Is...

Age 7 to 14
Challenge Level

Think of a number and follow the machine's instructions... I know what your number is! Can you explain how I know?

Four Triangles Puzzle

Age 5 to 11
Challenge Level

Cut four triangles from a square as shown in the picture. How many different shapes can you make by fitting the four triangles back together?

Light the Lights

Age 5 to 7
Challenge Level

Investigate which numbers make these lights come on. What is the smallest number you can find that lights up all the lights?

Coded Hundred Square

Age 7 to 11
Challenge Level

This 100 square jigsaw is written in code. It starts with 1 and ends with 100. Can you build it up?

Got It

Age 7 to 14
Challenge Level

A game for two people, or play online. Given a target number, say 23, and a range of numbers to choose from, say 1-4, players take it in turns to add to the running total to hit their target.

Tables Teaser

Age 5 to 7
Challenge Level

How will you work out which numbers have been used to create this multiplication square?

Fruity Totals

Age 7 to 16
Challenge Level

In this interactivity each fruit has a hidden value. Can you deduce what each one is worth?

First Connect Three

Age 7 to 11
Challenge Level

Add or subtract the two numbers on the spinners and try to complete a row of three. Are there some numbers that are good to aim for?

Sort the Street

Age 5 to 7
Challenge Level

Sort the houses in my street into different groups. Can you do it in any other ways?

The Number Jumbler

Age 7 to 14
Challenge Level

The Number Jumbler can always work out your chosen symbol. Can you work out how?

Seeing Squares

Age 5 to 11
Challenge Level

Players take it in turns to choose a dot on the grid. The winner is the first to have four dots that can be joined to form a square.

100 Square Jigsaw

Age 5 to 7
Challenge Level

Can you complete this jigsaw of the 100 square?