Age 5 to 11 Challenge Level: What do you notice? Catrina’s Cards Age 5 to 7 Challenge Level: Can you find some paths of your own? Make one big triangle so the numbers that touch on the small triangles add to

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Money Bags Age 5 to 11 Challenge Level: In this town, houses are built with one room for each person. What numbers of total spots can you make? Can you work out how to balance this equaliser?

Eggs in Baskets Age 5 to 7 Challenge Level: Planning a School Trip This problem has been designed to work on in a group of about four. In how many different ways can you break up a stick of 7 interlocking cubes? How Odd Age 5 to 7 Challenge Level: Daisy and Akram were making number patterns. The tasks in this collection encourage children u2 create, recognise, extend and explain number patterns.

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