Resources tagged with: Counting

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Broad Topics > Numbers and the Number System > Counting

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?

Tug of War

Age 5 to 7 Challenge Level:

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

Tug Harder!

Age 7 to 11 Challenge Level:

In this game, you can add, subtract, multiply or divide the numbers on the dice. Which will you do so that you get to the end of the number line first?

1 to 8

Age 7 to 11 Challenge Level:

Place the numbers 1 to 8 in the circles so that no consecutive numbers are joined by a line.

Incey Wincey Spider for Two

Age 5 to 7 Challenge Level:

Incey Wincey Spider game for an adult and child. Will Incey get to the top of the drainpipe?

Incey Wincey Spider

Age 5 to 7 Challenge Level:

You'll need two dice to play this game against a partner. Will Incey Wincey make it to the top of the drain pipe or the bottom of the drain pipe first?

Some Secret Codes

Age 7 to 11 Challenge Level:

Can you follow the rule to decode the messages?

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.

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.

Page Numbers

Age 7 to 11 Short Challenge Level:

Exactly 195 digits have been used to number the pages in a book. How many pages does the book have?

Find a Path

Age 5 to 7 Challenge Level:

Can you find a path from a number at the top of this network to the bottom which goes through each number from 1 to 9 once and once only?

Month Mania

Age 5 to 11 Challenge Level:

Can you design a new shape for the twenty-eight squares and arrange the numbers in a logical way? What patterns do you notice?

Mrs Beeswax

Age 5 to 7 Challenge Level:

In how many ways could Mrs Beeswax put ten coins into her three puddings so that each pudding ended up with at least two coins?

Neighbours

Age 7 to 11 Challenge Level:

In a square in which the houses are evenly spaced, numbers 3 and 10 are opposite each other. What is the smallest and what is the largest possible number of houses in the square?

Alien Counting

Age 7 to 11 Challenge Level:

Investigate the different ways these aliens count in this challenge. You could start by thinking about how each of them would write our number 7.

Dotty Six for Two

Age 5 to 11 Challenge Level:

Dotty Six game for an adult and child. Will you be the first to have three sixes in a straight line?

Poker Bingo

Age 5 to 11 Challenge Level:

A game played with a standard pack of cards.

Birthday Cake Candles

Age 7 to 11 Challenge Level:

This challenge involves calculating the number of candles needed on birthday cakes. It is an opportunity to explore numbers and discover new things.

All Change

Age 5 to 7 Challenge Level:

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?

Diagonal Sums Sudoku

Age 7 to 16 Challenge Level:

Solve this Sudoku puzzle whose clues are in the form of sums of the numbers which should appear in diagonal opposite cells.

Dotty Six

Age 5 to 11 Challenge Level:

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

KS2 Teacher Playing with Dice Collection

Age 7 to 11 Challenge Level:

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 ...?

Which Is Quicker?

Age 7 to 11 Challenge Level:

Which is quicker, counting up to 30 in ones or counting up to 300 in tens? Why?

Writing Digits

Age 5 to 7 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?

Fingers and Hands

Age 7 to 11 Challenge Level:

How would you count the number of fingers in these pictures?

Noah

Age 5 to 7 Challenge Level:

Noah saw 12 legs walk by into the Ark. How many creatures did he see?

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?

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?

The Value of Two

Age 3 to 7

Ruth Trundley outlines her doctoral research and concludes that development of an understanding of cardinality is a crucial element of counting that can be overlooked.

Sumo

Age 7 to 11 Challenge Level:

A number game requiring a strategy.

Nim-7 for Two

Age 5 to 14 Challenge Level:

Nim-7 game for an adult and child. Who will be the one to take the last counter?

Swimming Pool

Age 5 to 11 Challenge Level:

In this problem, we're investigating the number of steps we would climb up or down to get out of or into the swimming pool. How could you number the steps below the water?

Up and Down Donkey

Age 5 to 11 Challenge Level:

A number card game for 2-6 players.

Count the Crayons

Age 5 to 7 Challenge Level:

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

Nim-7

Age 5 to 14 Challenge Level:

Can you work out how to win this game of Nim? Does it matter if you go first or second?

Pairs of Legs

Age 5 to 7 Challenge Level:

How many legs do each of these creatures have? How many pairs is that?

Slippery Snail

Age 7 to 16 Challenge Level:

A game for two people, who take turns to move the counters. The player to remove the last counter from the board wins.

Queue

Age 5 to 7 Challenge Level:

25 students are queuing in a straight line. How many are there between Julia and Jenny?

Count the Digits

Age 5 to 11 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?

Cube Bricks and Daisy Chains

Age 5 to 7 Challenge Level:

Daisy and Akram were making number patterns. Daisy was using beads that looked like flowers and Akram was using cube bricks. First they were counting in twos.

Lots of Biscuits!

Age 5 to 7 Challenge Level:

Help share out the biscuits the children have made.

Making Maths: Happy Families

Age 5 to 11 Challenge Level:

Here is a version of the game 'Happy Families' for you to make and play.

Counting Cards

Age 7 to 11 Challenge Level:

A magician took a suit of thirteen cards and held them in his hand face down. Every card he revealed had the same value as the one he had just finished spelling. How did this work?

Spelling Circle

Age 7 to 11 Challenge Level:

Find the words hidden inside each of the circles by counting around a certain number of spaces to find each letter in turn.

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?

Sort Them Out (1)

Age 5 to 7 Challenge Level:

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

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?

Eightness of Eight

Age 5 to 7 Challenge Level:

What do you see as you watch this video? Can you create a similar video for the number 12?

Next Domino

Age 5 to 7 Challenge Level:

Which comes next in each pattern of dominoes?