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### The Tall Tower

##### Stage: 1 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?

### How Do You See It?

##### Stage: 1 and 2 Challenge Level:

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

### Butterfly Flowers

##### Stage: 1 Challenge Level:

Can you find 2 butterflies to go on each flower so that the numbers on each pair of butterflies adds to the same number as the one on the flower?

### Sort Them Out (1)

##### Stage: 1 Challenge Level:

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

### Writing Digits

##### Stage: 1 Short 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?

### Number Lines

##### Stage: 1 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?

### Fair Feast

##### Stage: 2 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?

### Robot Monsters

##### Stage: 1 Challenge Level:

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

### Doubling Fives

##### Stage: 1 Challenge Level:

This activity focuses on doubling multiples of five.

### Dotty Six

##### Stage: 1 and 2 Challenge Level:

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

### What's in a Name?

##### Stage: 1 Challenge Level:

Here's a very elementary code that requires young children to read a table, and look for similarities and differences.

### What Could it Be?

##### Stage: 1 Challenge Level:

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

### Always, Sometimes or Never? KS1

##### Stage: 1 Challenge Level:

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

### Grouping Goodies

##### Stage: 1 Challenge Level:

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

### 2,4,6,8

##### Stage: 1 Challenge Level:

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

### Find the Difference

##### Stage: 1 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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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?

### 2 Rings

##### Stage: 1 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?

### Times of Day

##### Stage: 1 Challenge Level:

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

### Olympic Rings

##### Stage: 1 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.

### Lots of Biscuits!

##### Stage: 1 Challenge Level:

Help share out the biscuits the children have made.

### Weighted Numbers

##### Stage: 1 Challenge Level:

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

### Two Dice

##### Stage: 1 Challenge Level:

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

### Can You Do it Too?

##### Stage: 1 Challenge Level:

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

### One Big Triangle

##### Stage: 1 Challenge Level:

Make one big triangle so the numbers that touch on the small triangles add to 10. You could use the interactivity to help you.

### Shut the Box

##### Stage: 1 Challenge Level:

An old game but lots of arithmetic!

### Domino Sorting

##### Stage: 1 Challenge Level:

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

### The Games' Medals

##### Stage: 1 Challenge Level:

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

### Overlaps

##### Stage: 1 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.

### Same Length Trains

##### Stage: 1 Challenge Level:

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

### What's Happening?

##### Stage: 1 Challenge Level:

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

### Shaping It

##### Stage: 1 and 2 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.

### Wallpaper

##### Stage: 1 Challenge Level:

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

### Tangram Tangle

##### Stage: 1 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?

### Biscuit Decorations

##### Stage: 1 and 2 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?

### Count the Digits

##### Stage: 1 and 2 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?

### The Animals' Sports Day

##### Stage: 1 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.

### All Change

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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?

### Turning

##### Stage: 1 Challenge Level:

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

### Happy Halving

##### Stage: 1 Challenge Level:

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

### Snap

##### Stage: 1 Challenge Level:

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

### Repeating Patterns

##### Stage: 1 Challenge Level:

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

### Sizing Them Up

##### Stage: 1 Challenge Level:

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

### Halving

##### Stage: 1 Challenge Level:

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

### Pairs of Numbers

##### Stage: 1 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?

### Bottles (1)

##### Stage: 1 Challenge Level:

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

### Bottles (2)

##### Stage: 1 Challenge Level:

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

### How Tall?

##### Stage: 1 and 2 Challenge Level:

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

### Different Sizes

##### Stage: 1 and 2 Challenge Level:

A simple visual exploration into halving and doubling.

### Share Bears

##### Stage: 1 Challenge Level:

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