Daisy was using beads that looked like flowers and Akram was using cube bricks. Which way should you go to collect the most spells? How many trains can you make which are the same length as Matt’s, using rods that are identical? Can you each work out the number on your card? These lower primary tasks could all be tackled using a trial and improvement approach. Can you create your own repeating pattern?
Can you work out how to balance this equaliser? Strike it Out Age 5 to 11 Challenge Level: Use the number weights to find different ways of balancing the equaliser. This feature draws together tasks which give learners opportunities to reason for different purposes. Use solves to fill the gaps. What do you notice about these squares of numbers?
There are three baskets, a brown one, a red one and a pink one, holding a total of 10 eggs. Next Domino Age 5 to 7 Challenge Pronlem Unit Differences Age 5 to 7 Challenge Level: Can you create your own repeating pattern?
Problem-solving Skills :
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Register for our mailing list. How many different ways can you find to join three equilateral triangles together? These upper probpem tasks all specifically draw on the use of visualising. What do you notice?
As you come down the ladders of the Tall Tower you collect useful spells. Some gaps in the sequence of heads. Beads and Bags Age 5 to 11 Challenge Level: This article offers you practical ways to investigate aspects of your classroom culture.
Buzzy Bee was building a honeycomb. Button-up Age 5 to 7 Challenge Level: Double Trouble Age 3 to 5 Doubling numbers. Multiplication and Division KS1. Magic Plant Age 5 to 7 Challenge Level: These activities lend themselves to being tackled in this way. Incey Wincey Age 3 to 5 Counting.
Counting and Ordering KS1 :
Number Balance Age 5 to 7 Challenge Level: In this problem it is not the squares that jump, you do the jumping! Write number sentences for sculls with 2 people, 8 people. What is on the back of ? Lee was writing all the counting numbers from 1 to Finding All Possibilities Lower Primary These activities focus on finding all possible solutions so working in a systematic way will ensure none are left out.
Working Systematically at KS1
She stopped for a rest after writing seventeen digits. All Change Age 5 to 7 Challenge Level: Dicey Addition Age 5 to 11 Challenge Level: Domino Sorting Age 5 to 7 Challenge Level: Here are some rods that are different colours.
Age 5 to 7 Challenge Level: What do you notice? What numbers can be made with six beads?
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