Practice Makes Perfect - Upper Primary

These activities make use of things you probably already know and help you to understand them even better for solving problems!

Sorting Logic Blocks

Age 5 to 11Challenge Level

This activity focuses on similarities and differences between shapes.

I'm Eight

Age 5 to 11Challenge Level

Find a great variety of ways of asking questions which make 8.

Mobile Numbers

Age 5 to 11Challenge Level

In this investigation, you are challenged to make mobile phone numbers which are easy to remember. What happens if you make a sequence adding 2 each time?

Strike it Out

Age 5 to 11Challenge Level

Use your addition and subtraction skills, combined with some strategic thinking, to beat your partner at this game.

Totality

Age 5 to 11Challenge Level

This is an adding game for two players. Can you be the first to reach the target?

Age 7 to 11Challenge Level

How can you arrange the 5 cubes so that you need the smallest number of Brush Loads of paint to cover them? Try with other numbers of cubes as well.

Dicey Operations in Line for Two

Age 7 to 11Challenge Level

Dicey Operations for an adult and child. Can you get close to 1000 than your partner?

Tiles in the Garden

Age 7 to 11Challenge Level

How many tiles do we need to tile these patios?

28 - Upward and Onward

Age 7 to 11Challenge Level

Can you find ways of joining cubes together so that 28 faces are visible?

Sending and Receiving Cards

Age 7 to 11Challenge Level

This challenge asks you to investigate the total number of cards that would be sent if four children send one to all three others. How many would be sent if there were five children? Six?

Times Tables Shifts

Age 7 to 11Challenge Level

In this activity, the computer chooses a times table and shifts it. Can you work out the table and the shift each time?

Alien Counting

Age 7 to 11Challenge 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.

Nice or Nasty

Age 7 to 14Challenge Level

There are nasty versions of this dice game but we'll start with the nice ones...