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The Tall Tower

Age 5 to 7 Challenge Level:

As you come down the ladders of the Tall Tower you collect useful spells. Which way should you go to collect the most spells?

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Grouping Goodies

Age 5 to 7 Challenge Level:

Pat counts her sweets in different groups and both times she has some left over. How many sweets could she have had?

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Doubling Fives

Age 5 to 7 Challenge Level:

This activity focuses on doubling multiples of five.

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Writing Digits

Age 5 to 7 Challenge Level:

Lee was writing all the counting numbers from 1 to 20. She stopped for a rest after writing seventeen digits. What was the last number she wrote?

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Lots of Biscuits!

Age 5 to 7 Challenge Level:

Help share out the biscuits the children have made.

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Robot Monsters

Age 5 to 7 Challenge Level:

Use these head, body and leg pieces to make Robot Monsters which are different heights.

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Fair Feast

Age 5 to 11 Challenge Level:

Here is a picnic that Petros and Michael are going to share equally. Can you tell us what each of them will have?

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How Do You See It?

Age 5 to 11 Challenge Level:

Here are some short problems for you to try. Talk to your friends about how you work them out.

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Number Lines

Age 5 to 7 Challenge Level:

Leah and Tom each have a number line. Can you work out where their counters will land? What are the secret jumps they make with their counters?

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Biscuit Decorations

Age 5 to 11 Challenge Level:

Andrew decorated 20 biscuits to take to a party. He lined them up and put icing on every second biscuit and different decorations on other biscuits. How many biscuits weren't decorated?

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What Could it Be?

Age 5 to 7 Challenge Level:

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

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Shut the Box

Age 5 to 7 Challenge Level:

An old game but lots of arithmetic!

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Ladybirds in the Garden

Age 5 to 7 Challenge Level:

In Sam and Jill's garden there are two sorts of ladybirds with 7 spots or 4 spots. What numbers of total spots can you make?

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One Big Triangle

Age 5 to 7 Challenge Level:

Make one big triangle so the numbers that touch on the small triangles add to 10.

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Same Length Trains

Age 5 to 7 Challenge Level:

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

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Always, Sometimes or Never? KS1

Age 5 to 7 Challenge Level:

Are these statements relating to calculation and properties of shapes always true, sometimes true or never true?

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Domino Sorting

Age 5 to 7 Challenge Level:

Try grouping the dominoes in the ways described. Are there any left over each time? Can you explain why?

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Weighted Numbers

Age 5 to 7 Challenge Level:

Use the number weights to find different ways of balancing the equaliser.

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The Games' Medals

Age 5 to 7 Challenge Level:

Can you see who the gold medal winner is? What about the silver medal winner and the bronze medal winner?

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Dotty Six

Age 5 to 11 Challenge Level:

Dotty Six is a simple dice game that you can adapt in many ways.

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All Change

Age 5 to 7 Challenge Level:

There are three versions of this challenge. The idea is to change the colour of all the spots on the grid. Can you do it in fewer throws of the dice?

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Can You Do it Too?

Age 5 to 7 Challenge Level:

Try some throwing activities and see whether you can throw something as far as the Olympic hammer or discus throwers.

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Find the Difference

Age 5 to 7 Challenge Level:

Place the numbers 1 to 6 in the circles so that each number is the difference between the two numbers just below it.

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Sort Them Out (1)

Age 5 to 7 Challenge Level:

Can you each work out the number on your card? What do you notice? How could you sort the cards?

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2,4,6,8

Age 5 to 7 Challenge Level:

Using the cards 2, 4, 6, 8, +, - and =, what number statements can you make?

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Two Dice

Age 5 to 7 Challenge Level:

Find all the numbers that can be made by adding the dots on two dice.

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Halving

Age 5 to 7 Challenge Level:

These pictures show squares split into halves. Can you find other ways?

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Times of Day

Age 5 to 7 Challenge Level:

These pictures show some different activities that you may get up to during a day. What order would you do them in?

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Tangram Tangle

Age 5 to 7 Challenge Level:

If you split the square into these two pieces, it is possible to fit the pieces together again to make a new shape. How many new shapes can you make?

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Eightness of Eight

Age 5 to 7 Challenge Level:

What do you see as you watch this video? Can you create a similar video for the number 12?

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Overlaps

Age 5 to 7 Challenge Level:

What does the overlap of these two shapes look like? Try picturing it in your head and then use the interactivity to test your prediction.

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Share Bears

Age 5 to 7 Challenge Level:

Yasmin and Zach have some bears to share. Which numbers of bears can they share so that there are none left over?

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Repeating Patterns

Age 5 to 7 Challenge Level:

Try continuing these patterns made from triangles. Can you create your own repeating pattern?

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Happy Halving

Age 5 to 7 Challenge Level:

Can you split each of the shapes below in half so that the two parts are exactly the same?

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Snap

Age 5 to 7 Challenge Level:

Try this version of Snap with a friend - do you know the order of the days of the week?

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2 Rings

Age 5 to 7 Challenge Level:

The red ring is inside the blue ring in this picture. Can you rearrange the rings in different ways? Perhaps you can overlap them or put one outside another?

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Turning

Age 5 to 7 Challenge Level:

Use your mouse to move the red and green parts of this disc. Can you make images which show the turnings described?

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Olympic Rings

Age 5 to 7 Challenge Level:

This problem is intended to get children to look really hard at something they will see many times in the next few months.

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How Tall?

Age 5 to 11 Challenge Level:

A group of children are discussing the height of a tall tree. How would you go about finding out its height?

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Sizing Them Up

Age 5 to 7 Challenge Level:

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

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What's Happening?

Age 5 to 7 Challenge Level:

Shapes are added to other shapes. Can you see what is happening? What is the rule?

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The Animals' Sports Day

Age 5 to 7 Challenge Level:

One day five small animals in my garden were going to have a sports day. They decided to have a swimming race, a running race, a high jump and a long jump.

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Different Sizes

Age 5 to 11 Challenge Level:

A simple visual exploration into halving and doubling.

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Pairs of Numbers

Age 5 to 7 Challenge Level:

If you have ten counters numbered 1 to 10, how many can you put into pairs that add to 10? Which ones do you have to leave out? Why?

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Count the Digits

Age 5 to 11 Challenge Level:

In this investigation we are going to count the number of 1s, 2s, 3s etc in numbers. Can you predict what will happen?

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Making Sticks

Age 5 to 7 Challenge Level:

Kimie and Sebastian were making sticks from interlocking cubes and lining them up. Can they make their lines the same length? Can they make any other lines?

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Shaping It

Age 5 to 11 Challenge Level:

These pictures were made by starting with a square, finding the half-way point on each side and joining those points up. You could investigate your own starting shape.

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Bottles (1)

Age 5 to 7 Challenge Level:

For this activity which explores capacity, you will need to collect some bottles and jars.

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Bottles (2)

Age 5 to 7 Challenge Level:

In this activity focusing on capacity, you will need a collection of different jars and bottles.

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Wallpaper

Age 5 to 7 Challenge Level:

These pieces of wallpaper need to be ordered from smallest to largest. Can you find a way to do it?