Resources tagged with: Comparing and Ordering numbers

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Number Balance

Age 5 to 7 Challenge Level:

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

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?

Dominoes Environment

Age 5 to 11 Challenge Level:

These interactive dominoes can be dragged around the screen.

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?

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?

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.

Weighted Numbers

Age 5 to 7 Challenge Level:

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

Venn Diagrams

Age 5 to 11 Challenge Level:

Use the interactivities to complete these Venn diagrams.

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?

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?

Up and Down Donkey

Age 5 to 11 Challenge Level:

A number card game for 2-6 players.

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?

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?

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?

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...

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. . . .

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?

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?

100 Square Jigsaw

Age 5 to 7 Challenge Level:

Can you complete this jigsaw of the 100 square?

Multiplication Square Jigsaw

Age 7 to 11 Challenge Level:

Can you complete this jigsaw of the multiplication square?

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?

Various Venns

Age 7 to 11 Challenge Level:

Use the interactivities to complete these Venn diagrams.

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.

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.

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?

Being Curious - Primary Number

Age 5 to 11 Challenge Level:

Number problems for inquiring primary learners.

Being Resourceful - Primary Number

Age 5 to 11 Challenge Level:

Number problems at primary level that require careful consideration.

Ordering

Age 5 to 11

This set of activities focuses on ordering, an important aspect of place value.

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?

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?

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?

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?

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?

Move a Match

Age 7 to 11 Challenge Level:

How can you arrange these 10 matches in four piles so that when you move one match from three of the piles into the fourth, you end up with the same arrangement?

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?

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?

Robot Monsters

Age 5 to 7 Challenge Level:

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

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?

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?

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?

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?

Carrying Cards

Age 7 to 11 Challenge Level:

These sixteen children are standing in four lines of four, one behind the other. They are each holding a card with a number on it. Can you work out the missing numbers?

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!

Dot Card Games

Age 3 to 7

These games devised by Jenni Way use dot cards which will help children see the structure of numbers 1-6 and give them confidence as they begin to add and subtract these numbers.

Activities on the Gattegno Chart

Age 5 to 11

In this article, Alf outlines six activities using the Gattegno chart, which help to develop understanding of place value, multiplication and division.

Which Scripts?

Age 7 to 11 Challenge Level:

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

Making Pathways

Age 7 to 11 Challenge Level:

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

Street Sequences

Age 5 to 11 Challenge Level:

Investigate what happens when you add house numbers along a street in different ways.

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?