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Queensmead Primary Academy

Maths Challenges

Could you be a Maths Detective?

Every month we set a new Maths challenge for pupils to take part in. Some of these can be done at home with their parents/carers. All entries need to placed in the box next to the Maths Detective display. 

Why not have a go with your child this month?

Don't forget to put your entries in the box before the deadline, or use the entry form opposite.

Please submit your entry for this month's challenge using the online Maths Challenge entry form on the top right of this page.
February 2022

How many triangles can you see?

Friday 25th February     
January 2022

Which shape is the odd one out? Why?


Friday 28th January TBC TBC
December 2021 Friday 31st December

1. The car costs more than the bear (because robot + robot + car = £57 but robot + robot + bear = £49, £57 > £49)

2. Bear = £13; Robot = £18; Car = £21


Congratulations to Charlie in Y3, Tyger in Y3 and Peter in Y4 who answered part 1 correctly. They will all receive a prize and a certificate.

There were no correct answers for part 2.

November 2021

How many squares can you see?


Friday 26th November The correct answer is 11 squares. Congratulations to Praise in Yr 3 who will receive a certificate and a small prize.
October 2021

As we didn't receive any correct answer this month, we have extended the deadline to Friday 26th November. The correct answer is 17+17+17+17+16+16 = 100 Congratulations to Peter in Yr 4 who will receive a certificate and a small prize.
September 2021


Friday 1st October. The correct answer is Square, Circle, triangle and Star. We didn't have a winner this month however, Adam in Yr 5 will receive a certificate for getting the smallest and the largest correct.