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Stage: 2, 3 and 4 Challenge Level:

Making a scale model of the solar system

Avalanche!

Stage: 2 and 3 Challenge Level:

Investigate how avalanches occur and how they can be controlled

Observing the Sun and the Moon

Stage: 2 and 3 Challenge Level:

How does the time of dawn and dusk vary? What about the Moon, how does that change from night to night? Is the Sun always the same? Gather data to help you explore these questions.

Helicopters

Stage: 2, 3 and 4 Challenge Level:

Design and test a paper helicopter. What is the best design?

May the Best Person Win

Stage: 1, 2, 3 and 4

How can people be divided into groups fairly for events in the Paralympics, for school sports days, or for subject sets?

Reaction Timer

Stage: 3 Challenge Level:

This problem offers you two ways to test reactions - use them to investigate your ideas about speeds of reaction.

Being Curious - Primary Statistics

Stage: 1 and 2 Challenge Level:

Statistics problems for inquiring primary learners.

Being Collaborative - Primary Statistics

Stage: 1 and 2 Challenge Level:

Statistics problems for primary learners to work on with others.

If the World Were a Village

Stage: 1 and 2 Challenge Level:

This activity is based on data in the book 'If the World Were a Village'. How will you represent your chosen data for maximum effect?

Stage: 3 Challenge Level:

When Charlie retires, he's looking forward to the quiet life, whereas Alison wants a busy and exciting retirement. Can you advise them on where they should go?

Terrariums

Stage: 3 Challenge Level:

Build a mini eco-system, and collect and interpret data on how well the plants grow under different conditions.

Bird Watch

Stage: 2 and 3 Challenge Level:

Do you know which birds are regular visitors where you live?

Our Sports

Stage: 2 Challenge Level:

This problem explores the range of events in a sports day and which ones are the most popular and attract the most entries.

Being Resilient - Primary Statistics

Stage: 1 and 2 Challenge Level:

Statistics problems at primary level that may require resilience.

Class 5's Names

Stage: 2 Challenge Level:

Class 5 were looking at the first letter of each of their names. They created different charts to show this information. Can you work out which member of the class was away on that day?

Being Resourceful - Primary Statistics

Stage: 1 and 2 Challenge Level:

Statistics problems at primary level that require careful consideration.

Meaningful Statistics

Stage: 1 and 2

This article for teachers describes an activity which encourages meaningful data collection, display and interpretation.

Enriching Data Handling

Stage: 1 and 2

This article for teachers looks at some suggestions taken from the NRICH website that offer a broad view of data and ask some more probing questions about it.

How Big Are Classes 5, 6 and 7?

Stage: 2 Challenge Level:

Use the two sets of data to find out how many children there are in Classes 5, 6 and 7.

Stage: 3 Challenge Level:

In a league of 5 football teams which play in a round robin tournament show that it is possible for all five teams to be league leaders.

Who's the Best?

Stage: 3 Challenge Level:

Which countries have the most naturally athletic populations?

What's the Weather Like?

Stage: 3 Challenge Level:

With access to weather station data, what interesting questions can you investigate?

You Never Get a Six

Stage: 2 Challenge Level:

Charlie thinks that a six comes up less often than the other numbers on the dice. Have a look at the results of the test his class did to see if he was right.

Substitution Transposed

Stage: 3 and 4 Challenge Level:

Substitution and Transposition all in one! How fiendish can these codes get?

Football World Cup Simulation

Stage: 2, 3 and 4 Challenge Level:

A maths-based Football World Cup simulation for teachers and students to use.

Picturing the World

Stage: 3 Challenge Level:

How can we make sense of national and global statistics involving very large numbers?

Charting Success

Stage: 3 and 4 Challenge Level:

Can you make sense of the charts and diagrams that are created and used by sports competitors, trainers and statisticians?

Estimating Time

Stage: 3 Challenge Level:

How well can you estimate 10 seconds? Investigate with our timing tool.

Charting More Success

Stage: 3 and 4 Challenge Level:

Can you make sense of the charts and diagrams that are created and used by sports competitors, trainers and statisticians?

Gr8 Coach

Stage: 3 Challenge Level:

Can you coach your rowing eight to win?

Hoops/rope

Stage: 2 Challenge Level:

Ideas for practical ways of representing data such as Venn and Carroll diagrams.

Substitution Cipher

Stage: 3 Challenge Level:

Find the frequency distribution for ordinary English, and use it to help you crack the code.

What Does it Say to You?

Stage: 1 and 2

Written for teachers, this article discusses mathematical representations and takes, in the second part of the article, examples of reception children's own representations.

Graphing Number Patterns

Stage: 2 Challenge Level:

Does a graph of the triangular numbers cross a graph of the six times table? If so, where? Will a graph of the square numbers cross the times table too?

Secondary Cipher Challenge Part 1

Stage: 3 and 4 Challenge Level:

Here is the start of a six-part challenge. Can you get to the end and crack the final message?

Dining Ducks

Stage: 2 Challenge Level:

Use the information about the ducks on a particular farm to find out which of the statements about them must be true.

Zin Obelisk

Stage: 3 Challenge Level:

In the ancient city of Atlantis a solid rectangular object called a Zin was built in honour of the goddess Tina. Your task is to determine on which day of the week the obelisk was completed.