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Number Balance

Stage: 1 Challenge Level: Challenge Level:2 Challenge Level:2

Can you hang weights in the right place to make the equaliser balance?

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Turning Man

Stage: 1 Challenge Level: Challenge Level:1

Use the interactivity to find out how many quarter turns the man must rotate through to look like each of the pictures.

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Complete the Square

Stage: 1 Challenge Level: Challenge Level:3 Challenge Level:3 Challenge Level:3

Complete the squares - but be warned some are trickier than they look!

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Are You Well Balanced?

Stage: 1 Challenge Level: Challenge Level:3 Challenge Level:3 Challenge Level:3

Can you work out how to balance this equaliser? You can put more than one weight on a hook.

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Matching Triangles

Stage: 1 Challenge Level: Challenge Level:1

Can you sort these triangles into three different families and explain how you did it?

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Cover the Camel

Stage: 1 Challenge Level: Challenge Level:1

Can you cover the camel with these pieces?

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More Numbers in the Ring

Stage: 1 Challenge Level: Challenge Level:3 Challenge Level:3 Challenge Level:3

If there are 3 squares in the ring, can you place three different numbers in them so that their differences are odd? Try with different numbers of squares around the ring. What do you notice?

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Skeleton Shapes

Stage: 1 Challenge Level: Challenge Level:2 Challenge Level:2

How many balls of modelling clay and how many straws does it take to make these skeleton shapes?

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100 Square Jigsaw

Stage: 1 Challenge Level: Challenge Level:1

Can you complete this jigsaw of the 100 square?

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Shadow Play

Stage: 1 Challenge Level: Challenge Level:3 Challenge Level:3 Challenge Level:3

Here are shadows of some 3D shapes. What shapes could have made them?

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Cuisenaire Counting

Stage: 1 Challenge Level: Challenge Level:1

Here are some rods that are different colours. How could I make a dark green rod using yellow and white rods?

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Ring a Ring of Numbers

Stage: 1 Challenge Level: Challenge Level:2 Challenge Level:2

Choose four of the numbers from 1 to 9 to put in the squares so that the differences between joined squares are odd.

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Tug of War

Stage: 1 Challenge Level: Challenge Level:1

Can you use the numbers on the dice to reach your end of the number line before your partner beats you?

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Making Longer, Making Shorter

Stage: 1 Challenge Level: Challenge Level:2 Challenge Level:2

Ahmed is making rods using different numbers of cubes. Which rod is twice the length of his first rod?

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Getting the Balance

Stage: 1 Challenge Level: Challenge Level:3 Challenge Level:3 Challenge Level:3

If you hang two weights on one side of this balance, in how many different ways can you hang three weights on the other side for it to be balanced?

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Cubes Cut Into Four Pieces

Stage: 1 Challenge Level: Challenge Level:3 Challenge Level:3 Challenge Level:3

Eight children each had a cube made from modelling clay. They cut them into four pieces which were all exactly the same shape and size. Whose pieces are the same? Can you decide who made each set?

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Paper Patchwork 2

Stage: 1 Challenge Level: Challenge Level:1

Have a go at making a few of these shapes from paper in different sizes. What patterns can you create?

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Growing Garlic

Stage: 1 Challenge Level: Challenge Level:3 Challenge Level:3 Challenge Level:3

Ben and his mum are planting garlic. Use the interactivity to help you find out how many cloves of garlic they might have had.

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Paper Patchwork 1

Stage: 1 Challenge Level: Challenge Level:1

Can you work out what shape is made when this piece of paper is folded up using the crease pattern shown?

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Paper Partners

Stage: 1 Challenge Level: Challenge Level:1

Can you describe a piece of paper clearly enough for your partner to know which piece it is?

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Which Symbol?

Stage: 2 Challenge Level: Challenge Level:1

Choose a symbol to put into the number sentence.

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Carroll Diagrams

Stage: 1 Challenge Level: Challenge Level:2 Challenge Level:2

Use the interactivities to fill in these Carroll diagrams. How do you know where to place the numbers?

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Sort the Street

Stage: 1 Challenge Level: Challenge Level:1

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

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Light the Lights

Stage: 1 Challenge Level: Challenge Level:2 Challenge Level:2

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

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How Would We Count?

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

An activity centred around observations of dots and how we visualise number arrangement patterns.

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Three Ball Line Up

Stage: 1 Challenge Level: Challenge Level:2 Challenge Level:2

Use the interactivity to help get a feel for this problem and to find out all the possible ways the balls could land.

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The Brown Family

Stage: 1 Challenge Level: Challenge Level:3 Challenge Level:3 Challenge Level:3

Use the information about Sally and her brother to find out how many children there are in the Brown family.

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I Like ...

Stage: 1 Challenge Level: Challenge Level:1

Mr Gilderdale is playing a game with his class. What rule might he have chosen? How would you test your idea?

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Circles, Circles

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

Here are some arrangements of circles. How many circles would I need to make the next size up for each? Can you create your own arrangement and investigate the number of circles it needs?

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Hundred Square

Stage: 1 Challenge Level: Challenge Level:2 Challenge Level:2

A hundred square has been printed on both sides of a piece of paper. What is on the back of 100? 58? 23? 19?

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Button-up

Stage: 1 Challenge Level: Challenge Level:1

My coat has three buttons. How many ways can you find to do up all the buttons?

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Ladybird Count

Stage: 1 Challenge Level: Challenge Level:1

Some children were playing a game. Make a graph or picture to show how many ladybirds each child had.

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Unit Differences

Stage: 1 Challenge Level: Challenge Level:1

This challenge is about finding the difference between numbers which have the same tens digit.

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Mixed-up Socks

Stage: 1 Challenge Level: Challenge Level:2 Challenge Level:2

Start with three pairs of socks. Now mix them up so that no mismatched pair is the same as another mismatched pair. Is there more than one way to do it?

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Two-digit Targets

Stage: 1 Challenge Level: Challenge Level:1

You have a set of the digits from 0 – 9. Can you arrange these in the 5 boxes to make two-digit numbers as close to the targets as possible?

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Count the Crayons

Stage: 1 Challenge Level: Challenge Level:1

How could you estimate the number of pencils/pens in these pictures?

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Beads and Bags

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

How could you put these three beads into bags? How many different ways can you do it? How could you record what you've done?

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Inside Triangles

Stage: 1 Challenge Level: Challenge Level:3 Challenge Level:3 Challenge Level:3

How many different triangles can you draw on the dotty grid which each have one dot in the middle?

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Half Time

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

What could the half time scores have been in these Olympic hockey matches?

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Triple Cubes

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

This challenge involves eight three-cube models made from interlocking cubes. Investigate different ways of putting the models together then compare your constructions.

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Rolling That Cube

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

My cube has inky marks on each face. Can you find the route it has taken? What does each face look like?

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Building with Solid Shapes

Stage: 1 Challenge Level: Challenge Level:1

We have a box of cubes, triangular prisms, cones, cuboids, cylinders and tetrahedrons. Which of the buildings would fall down if we tried to make them?

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Triangle Animals

Stage: 1 Challenge Level: Challenge Level:2 Challenge Level:2

How many different ways can you find to join three equilateral triangles together? Can you convince us that you have found them all?

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Poly Plug Pattern

Stage: 1 Challenge Level: Challenge Level:1

Create a pattern on the left-hand grid. How could you extend your pattern on the right-hand grid?

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Compare the Cups

Stage: 1 Challenge Level: Challenge Level:1

You'll need a collection of cups for this activity.

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Dicey Addition

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

Who said that adding couldn't be fun?

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Eggs in Baskets

Stage: 1 Challenge Level: Challenge Level:2 Challenge Level:2

There are three baskets, a brown one, a red one and a pink one, holding a total of 10 eggs. Can you use the information given to find out how many eggs are in each basket?

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Clapping Times

Stage: 1 Challenge Level: Challenge Level:1

If you count from 1 to 20 and clap more loudly on the numbers in the two times table, as well as saying those numbers loudly, which numbers will be loud?

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Little Man

Stage: 1 Challenge Level: Challenge Level:2 Challenge Level:2

The Man is much smaller than us. Can you use the picture of him next to a mug to estimate his height and how much tea he drinks?

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Cuisenaire Environment

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

An environment which simulates working with Cuisenaire rods.