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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?

One of Thirty-six

Age 5 to 7 Challenge Level:

Can you find the chosen number from the grid using the clues?

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?

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.

One Million to Seven

Age 7 to 11 Challenge Level:

Start by putting one million (1 000 000) into the display of your calculator. Can you reduce this to 7 using just the 7 key and add, subtract, multiply, divide and equals as many times as you like?

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?

Ordering

Age 5 to 11

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

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?

Our Numbers

Age 5 to 7 Challenge Level:

These spinners will give you the tens and unit digits of a number. Can you choose sets of numbers to collect so that you spin six numbers belonging to your sets in as few spins as possible?

Being Resourceful - Primary Number

Age 5 to 11 Challenge Level:

Number problems at primary level that require careful consideration.

What Number?

Age 5 to 7 Short Challenge Level:

I am less than 25. My ones digit is twice my tens digit. My digits add up to an even number.

Number Detective

Age 5 to 11 Challenge Level:

Follow the clues to find the mystery number.

Becky's Number Plumber

Age 7 to 11 Challenge Level:

Becky created a number plumber which multiplies by 5 and subtracts 4. What do you notice about the numbers that it produces? Can you explain your findings?

Being Curious - Lower Primary Number

Age 5 to 7

Number problems to spark your curiosity.

Journeys on the Gattegno Tens Chart

Age 5 to 11

Alf describes how the Gattegno chart helped a class of 7-9 year olds gain an awareness of place value and of the inverse relationship between multiplication and division.

What Do You Need?

Age 7 to 11 Challenge Level:

Four of these clues are needed to find the chosen number on this grid and four are true but do nothing to help in finding the number. Can you sort out the clues and find the number?

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.

Ten-frames Games

Age 3 to 7

These games use ten-frames to develop children's 'sense of ten'.

Place Value as a Building Block for Developing Fluency in the Calculation Process

Age 5 to 11

This article for primary teachers encourages exploration of two fundamental ideas, exchange and 'unitising', which will help children become more fluent when calculating.

Place Value: the Ten-ness of Ten

Age 3 to 11

This article develops the idea of 'ten-ness' as an important element of place value.

Ten-ness of Ten

Age 5 to 7

These tasks will help children understand the 'ten-ness' of ten, a fundamental part of place value.

Position

Age 5 to 11

One of the key ideas associated with place value is that the position of a digit affects its value. These activities support children in understanding this idea.

More Lower Primary Number Sense and Place Value Activities

Age 5 to 7

More activities which will help you get a better of sense of numbers and understand what we mean by place value.

More Upper Primary Activities on Number Sense and Place Value

Age 7 to 11

More upper primary number sense and place value tasks.

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?

Less Is More

Age 5 to 11 Challenge Level:

Use your knowledge of place value to try to win this game. How will you maximise your score?

Being Collaborative - Primary Number

Age 5 to 11 Challenge Level:

Number problems at primary level to work on with others.

Being Curious - Primary Number

Age 5 to 11 Challenge Level:

Number problems for inquiring primary learners.

Being Resilient - Primary Number

Age 5 to 11 Challenge Level:

Number problems at primary level that may require resilience.

Dicey Addition

Age 5 to 11 Challenge Level:

Who said that adding couldn't be fun?

Six Is the Sum

Age 7 to 11 Challenge Level:

What do the digits in the number fifteen add up to? How many other numbers have digits with the same total but no zeros?

ABC

Age 7 to 11 Challenge Level:

In the multiplication calculation, some of the digits have been replaced by letters and others by asterisks. Can you reconstruct the original multiplication?

Oddly

Age 7 to 11 Challenge Level:

Find the sum of all three-digit numbers each of whose digits is odd.

Spell by Numbers

Age 7 to 11 Challenge Level:

Can you substitute numbers for the letters in these sums?

Napier's Bones

Age 7 to 11 Challenge Level:

The Scot, John Napier, invented these strips about 400 years ago to help calculate multiplication and division. Can you work out how to use Napier's bones to find the answer to these multiplications?

Calculator Bingo

Age 7 to 11 Challenge Level:

A game to be played against the computer, or in groups. Pick a 7-digit number. A random digit is generated. What must you subract to remove the digit from your number? the first to zero wins.

Which Scripts?

Age 7 to 11 Challenge Level:

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

Digit Addition

Age 5 to 11 Challenge Level:

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

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.

Song Book

Age 7 to 11 Challenge Level:

A school song book contains 700 songs. The numbers of the songs are displayed by combining special small single-digit cards. What is the minimum number of small cards that is needed?

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?

Subtraction Surprise

Age 7 to 14 Challenge Level:

Try out some calculations. Are you surprised by the results?

Coded Hundred Square

Age 7 to 11 Challenge Level:

This 100 square jigsaw is written in code. It starts with 1 and ends with 100. Can you build it up?

Number Sense and Place Value

Age 5 to 11

This feature aims to support you in developing children's early number sense and understanding of place value.

All the Digits

Age 7 to 11 Challenge Level:

This multiplication uses each of the digits 0 - 9 once and once only. Using the information given, can you replace the stars in the calculation with figures?

Multiply Multiples 2

Age 7 to 11 Challenge Level:

Can you work out some different ways to balance this equation?

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.

Two Spinners

Age 5 to 7 Challenge Level:

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

Trebling

Age 7 to 11 Challenge Level:

Can you replace the letters with numbers? Is there only one solution in each case?

How Can I Support the Development of Early Number Sense and Place Value?

Age 3 to 11

This article for primary teachers expands on the key ideas which underpin early number sense and place value, and suggests activities to support learners as they get to grips with these ideas.