Money, Money, Money

This week’s challenge is to do with money. Money is a strange type of measuring tool but it kind of works to measure some very important things to our society. It can be used to…

Area Puzzles

This week’s puzzles are a popular type of Japanese puzzle originated by Naoki Inaba. Use your knowledge of area calculations to solve them. Your calculations should only need whole numbers (even though some lengths or…

All aboard the Eurostar

Download or share all of these challenges with this pdf and let us know how you got on with it by tweeting using and start to see . If you would be interested in joining…

Jugs to Measure – more or less

Challenge On Boarding – measuring is comparing We compare things all the time.  From when we were very young, we look out for some things which are bigger or smaller.  We are interested in how…

Not Just a pretty 100face!

Check out #hundred face on twitter. This was a trending hashtag in the Maths Twitter Blog-o-sphere (MTBos for short) a couple of years ago. It’s a great way to play with numbers. Challenge On Boarding…

Every turn, a different sized line

This challenge gets us looking at concepts like perimeter and a using lines each with a different measure. Challenge On Boarding – Rectangles and perimeter What is the perimeter? Perimeter is a measure of the…

Sailing in the Number Island Seas

This week’s challenge is mainly to do with partitioning numbers. Learning our number bonds to 10 or 20 can be really useful in helping our mental arithmetic and in turn all of our arithmetic takes…

Turning times tables inside out

Challenge On Boarding – Is it a factor? Divisibility Take a number, say 45.  Just looking at it can get you some information about its factors.  For example, it is an odd number, which just…