Encourage children to make addition and subtraction come to life by writing short number stories.
More number stories to write: this time all about multiplication and division.
All the numbers are here, but the signs are missing! Can you work out what the signs should be?
Investigating odd and even numbers and what happens when you add them together.
Finding the numbers and missing digits to make number sentences correct.
A calculator is needed to find how many different answers can be made from the numbers given. Good for working in an organised, logical way.
2D card shapes and a 3 x 3 pinboard are useful for these shape activities.
Investigate statements involving odd and even numbers.
Investigate statements about multiplication and times tables.
Tricky questions, but you only have to carry out one maths step to answer them.
Even trickier questions, and you have to carry out at least two steps to work them out!
More word problems, from the library to shopping and on to flying around the world.
I’m good at thinking of numbers, but can you work out what number I am thinking about – I do give a clue!
Watch out when writing pence as pounds and remember to always have two digits after the decimal point.
I love counting money and there are plenty of coins to count here.
The hardest part of these money problems is to read the question and work out what to do.
Length, mass and volume questions – all metric of course.
Here we have four pages of questions all on time, including a trip to Alicante!
A book challenge here. How accurately can you guess the number of pages in books?
This challenge is to find as many ways as possible of making 12 using three number cards and the add, subtract and multiply signs.
Can you put the numbers 1 to 9 in the diagram so that the difference between each pair of joined numbers is odd?
This time you can decide the total for the sides of the triangle.
Investigation looking at possibilities when adding the digits from 1 to 5.
A development of the 'Caterpillar investigation' but using multiples of 10. Great for practising addition.
How many ways can three runners cover a distance of 19 miles? They all have to run an odd number of miles.