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

Try out this number trick. What happens with different starting numbers? What do you notice?

### Birthday Sharing

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

It's Sahila's birthday and she is having a party. How could you answer these questions using a picture, with things, with numbers or symbols?

### 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?

### 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?

### Always, Sometimes or Never?

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

Are these statements relating to odd and even numbers always true, sometimes true or never true?

### Paper Partners

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

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

### Paper Patchwork 2

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

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

### Paper Patchwork 1

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

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

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

Who said that adding couldn't be fun?

### Circles, Circles

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

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?

### Compare the Cups

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

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

### Double or Halve?

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

Throw the dice and decide whether to double or halve the number. Will you be the first to reach the target?

### Count the Crayons

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

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

### Five Steps to 50

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

Use five steps to count forwards or backwards in 1s or 10s to get to 50. What strategies did you use?

### Unit Differences

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

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

### Round the Two Dice

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

This activity focuses on rounding to the nearest 10.

### Two Spinners

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

What two-digit numbers can you make with these two dice? What can't you make?

### Matching Time

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

Try this matching game which will help you recognise different ways of saying the same time interval.

### Domino Patterns

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

What patterns can you make with a set of dominoes?

### School Fair Necklaces

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

How many possible necklaces can you find? And how do you know you've found them all?

### Snail One Hundred

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

This is a game in which your counters move in a spiral round the snail's shell. It is about understanding tens and units.

### Doing and Undoing

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

An investigation looking at doing and undoing mathematical operations focusing on doubling, halving, adding and subtracting.

### That Number Square!

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

Exploring the structure of a number square: how quickly can you put the number tiles in the right place on the grid?

### How Would We Count?

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

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

### Walking Round a Triangle

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

This ladybird is taking a walk round a triangle. Can you see how much he has turned when he gets back to where he started?

### Odd Times Even

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

This problem looks at how one example of your choice can show something about the general structure of multiplication.

### Two Numbers Under the Microscope

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

This investigates one particular property of number by looking closely at an example of adding two odd numbers together.

### Ordering Cards

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

This problem is designed to help children to learn, and to use, the two and three times tables.

### What Was in the Box?

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

This big box adds something to any number that goes into it. If you know the numbers that come out, what addition might be going on in the box?

### If the World Were a Village

##### Age 5 to 11 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?

### Sticky Data

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

You'll need to work in a group on this problem. Use your sticky notes to show the answer to questions such as 'how many girls are there in your group?'.

### Data Shapes

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

Sara and Will were sorting some pictures of shapes on cards. "I'll collect the circles," said Sara. "I'll take the red ones," answered Will. Can you see any cards they would both want?

### Poly Plug Pattern

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

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

### Jumping Squares

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

In this problem it is not the squares that jump, you do the jumping! The idea is to go round the track in as few jumps as possible.

### Discuss and Choose

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

This activity challenges you to decide on the 'best' number to use in each statement. You may need to do some estimating, some calculating and some research.

### 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?

### Half Time

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

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

### What Is the Time?

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

Can you put these times on the clocks in order? You might like to arrange them in a circle.

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

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?

### Order, Order!

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

Can you place these quantities in order from smallest to largest?

### Rolling That Cube

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

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

### The Add and Take-away Path

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

Two children made up a game as they walked along the garden paths. Can you find out their scores? Can you find some paths of your own?

### In the Playground

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

What can you say about the child who will be first on the playground tomorrow morning at breaktime in your school?

### Sitting Round the Party Tables

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

Sweets are given out to party-goers in a particular way. Investigate the total number of sweets received by people sitting in different positions.

### Button-up

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

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

### How Odd

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

This problem challenges you to find out how many odd numbers there are between pairs of numbers. Can you find a pair of numbers that has four odds between them?

### Ip Dip

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

"Ip dip sky blue! Who's 'it'? It's you!" Where would you position yourself so that you are 'it' if there are two players? Three players ...?

### Triple Cubes

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

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

### 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?

### Shapely Lines

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

This challenge invites you to create your own picture using just straight lines. Can you identify shapes with the same number of sides and decorate them in the same way?