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### Birthday Cakes

##### Age 5 to 7 Challenge Level:

Jack's mum bought some candles to use on his birthday cakes and when his sister was born, she used them on her cakes too. Can you use the information to find out when Kate was born?

### Buzzy Bee

##### Age 5 to 7 Challenge Level:

Buzzy Bee was building a honeycomb. She decorated the honeycomb with a pattern using numbers. Can you discover Buzzy's pattern and fill in the empty cells for her?

### Matching Numbers for Two

##### Age 5 to 7 Challenge Level:

Matching Numbers game for an adult and child. Can you remember where the cards are so you can choose two which match?

### Calendar Activities

##### Age 5 to 7

Don't get rid of your old calendars! You can get a lot more mathematical mileage out of them before they are thrown away. These activities, using cut up dates from the calendar, provide numbers to. . . .

### Who Can Be the Winner?

##### Age 5 to 7 Challenge Level:

Some children have been doing different tasks. Can you see who was the winner?

### Carroll Diagrams

##### Age 5 to 11 Challenge Level:

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

### 100 Square Jigsaw

##### Age 5 to 7 Challenge Level:

Can you complete this jigsaw of the 100 square?

### 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?

### Domino Number Patterns

##### Age 5 to 7 Challenge Level:

Can you work out the domino pieces which would go in the middle in each case to complete the pattern of these eight sets of 3 dominoes?

### More Carroll Diagrams

##### Age 7 to 11 Challenge Level:

How have the numbers been placed in this Carroll diagram? Which labels would you put on each row and column?

### Largest Even

##### Age 5 to 7 Challenge Level:

How would you create the largest possible two-digit even number from the digit I've given you and one of your choice?

### Would You Rather?

##### Age 7 to 11 Challenge Level:

Would you rather: Have 10% of £5 or 75% of 80p? Be given 60% of 2 pizzas or 26% of 5 pizzas?

### Unexpected Ordering

##### Age 5 to 7 Challenge Level:

Watch the video of Fran re-ordering these number cards. What do you notice? Try it for yourself. What happens?

### Number Balance

##### Age 5 to 7 Challenge Level:

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

### Dicey Operations in Line for Two

##### Age 7 to 11 Challenge Level:

Dicey Operations for an adult and child. Can you get close to 1000 than your partner?

### Nice or Nasty for Two

##### Age 7 to 14 Challenge Level:

Some Games That May Be Nice or Nasty for an adult and child. Use your knowledge of place value to beat your opponent.

### Venn Diagrams

##### Age 5 to 11 Challenge Level:

Use the interactivities to complete these Venn diagrams.

### Being Curious - Primary Number

##### Age 5 to 11 Challenge Level:

Number problems for inquiring primary learners.

##### Age 7 to 11 Challenge Level:

Use the fraction wall to compare the size of these fractions - you'll be amazed how it helps!

### The Thousands Game

##### Age 7 to 11 Challenge Level:

Each child in Class 3 took four numbers out of the bag. Who had made the highest even number?

### I Like ...

##### Age 5 to 7 Challenge Level:

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

### Truth or Lie

##### Age 7 to 11 Challenge Level:

Take a look at the video of this trick. Can you perform it yourself? Why is this maths and not magic?

### Various Venns

##### Age 7 to 11 Challenge Level:

Use the interactivities to complete these Venn diagrams.

### Up and Down Donkey

##### Age 5 to 11 Challenge Level:

A number card game for 2-6 players.

### One to Fifteen

##### Age 7 to 11 Challenge Level:

Can you put the numbers from 1 to 15 on the circles so that no consecutive numbers lie anywhere along a continuous straight line?

### Dominoes Environment

##### Age 5 to 11 Challenge Level:

These interactive dominoes can be dragged around the screen.

### Highest and Lowest

##### Age 7 to 11 Challenge Level:

Put operations signs between the numbers 3 4 5 6 to make the highest possible number and lowest possible number.

### The Magic Number and the Hepta-tree

##### Age 7 to 11 Challenge Level:

Find the exact difference between the largest ball and the smallest ball on the Hepta Tree and then use this to work out the MAGIC NUMBER!

### Weighted Numbers

##### Age 5 to 7 Challenge Level:

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

### A Numbered Route

##### Age 7 to 11 Challenge Level:

Can you draw a continuous line through 16 numbers on this grid so that the total of the numbers you pass through is as high as possible?

### Sort Them Out (2)

##### Age 7 to 11 Challenge Level:

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

### Being Resourceful - Primary Number

##### Age 5 to 11 Challenge Level:

Number problems at primary level that require careful consideration.

### Multiplication Square Jigsaw

##### Age 7 to 11 Challenge Level:

Can you complete this jigsaw of the multiplication square?

### 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.

### Making Trains

##### Age 5 to 7 Challenge Level:

Can you make a train the same length as Laura's but using three differently coloured rods? Is there only one way of doing it?

### Nice or Nasty

##### Age 7 to 14 Challenge Level:

There are nasty versions of this dice game but we'll start with the nice ones...

### Greater Than or Less Than?

##### Age 7 to 11 Challenge Level:

Use the numbers and symbols to make this number sentence correct. How many different ways can you find?

### Sets of Four Numbers

##### Age 7 to 11 Challenge Level:

There are ten children in Becky's group. Can you find a set of numbers for each of them? Are there any other sets?

### Which Scripts?

##### Age 7 to 11 Challenge Level:

There are six numbers written in five different scripts. Can you sort out which is which?

### 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?

### Fair Exchange

##### Age 5 to 7 Challenge Level:

In your bank, you have three types of coins. The number of spots shows how much they are worth. Can you choose coins to exchange with the groups given to make the same total?

### Factor-multiple Chains

##### Age 7 to 11 Challenge Level:

Can you see how these factor-multiple chains work? Find the chain which contains the smallest possible numbers. How about the largest possible numbers?

### Here to There 1 2 3

##### Age 5 to 7 Challenge Level:

Move from the START to the FINISH by moving across or down to the next square. Can you find a route to make these totals?

### Making Pathways

##### Age 7 to 11 Challenge Level:

Can you find different ways of creating paths using these paving slabs?

### Caterpillars

##### Age 5 to 7 Challenge Level:

These caterpillars have 16 parts. What different shapes do they make if each part lies in the small squares of a 4 by 4 square?

### Diagonal Sums

##### Age 7 to 11 Challenge Level:

In this 100 square, look at the green square which contains the numbers 2, 3, 12 and 13. What is the sum of the numbers that are diagonally opposite each other? What do you notice?

### Twizzle's Journey

##### Age 5 to 7 Challenge Level:

Twizzle, a female giraffe, needs transporting to another zoo. Which route will give the fastest journey?

### Number Sense Series: A Sense of 'ten' and Place Value

##### Age 5 to 7

Once a basic number sense has developed for numbers up to ten, a strong 'sense of ten' needs to be developed as a foundation for both place value and mental calculations.

### Robot Monsters

##### Age 5 to 7 Challenge Level:

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

### Worms

##### Age 7 to 11 Challenge Level:

Place this "worm" on the 100 square and find the total of the four squares it covers. Keeping its head in the same place, what other totals can you make?