It's quite hard to pin down what 'reasoning' looks like. At KS1 we're looking for good 'because' statements. And if there are two or more which make a chain, that's progress.

This collection is one of our Primary Curriculum collections - tasks that are grouped by topic.

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### I Like ...

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

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### Poly Plug Rectangles

The computer has made a rectangle and will tell you the number of spots it uses in total. Can you find out where the rectangle is?

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### If the World Were a Village

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?

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### Two numbers under the microscope

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

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### Wallpaper

These pieces of wallpaper need to be ordered from smallest to largest. Can you find a way to do it?

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### A Bag of Marbles

Use the information to describe these marbles. What colours must be
on marbles that sparkle when rolling but are dark inside?

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### How Odd

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?

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### In the Playground

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

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### Lots of Lollies

Frances and Rishi were given a bag of lollies. They shared them out evenly and had one left over. How many lollies could there have been in the bag?

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### Less is More

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