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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.
June 2023

30th June 2023    
May 2023


Friday 26th May TBC TBC
April 2023

28th April 2023

The brown basket has 3 eggs.

The red basket has 2 eggs.

The pink basket has 5eggs.

Congratulations to Karina and Hekima in Yr 4, both will receive a small prize and a certificate. 
March 2023

Friday 31st March There are many solutions to this challenge. Congratulations to Hekima in Y4 who found the most possibilities. A small prize and certificate will be awarded.
February 2023


24th February 2023

Red = 10:45

Blue = 7:15

Yellow = 5:35

Green = 1:20 (to the nearest 5 mins)

Congratulations to Kayden in Yr 4.

They will all receive a certificate and a small prize.

January 2023 27th January 2023

Back of 100 = 91

Back of 58 = 53

Back of 23 = 28

Back of 19 = 12.

Congratulations to Karishma in Yr 4. 

They will all receive a certificate and a small prize.

December 2022


30th December There are 7 possible solutions  We didn't have a winner for this months Maths Challenge. 
November 2022


Friday 25th November There are 6 different ways. We didn't have a correct answer this month. Damien in Y4 will receive a certificate and a small prize for the closest answer as he included clear examples of each way in his entry. 
October 2022
Three Block Towers Challenge:

How many different towers can you make using one red, one blue and one yellow block?

 Extra Challenge: How many can you make if you have a green block as well?

Friday 28th October

You can make 6 towers. If you had a green block there would be 24 towers.

Congratulations to Praise, Oulaya and Joyce in Yr 4. 

They will all receive a certificate, small prize and 2 house points.

There were no winners for the extra challenge

September 2022
A Bowl of Fruit challenge:

Half the pieces of fruit in a bowl are apples. There are also three oranges, two pears and a banana. 

How many apples are there in the bowl?

Teacher apple clipart free clipart images 3 -

Friday 30th September There are 6 apples in the bowl.

We had lots of  winning entries this month. Congratulations to the 2 winners chosen at random: Gabriele in Kate Wilkinson class and Avnee in Radiya Hafiza class who will receive a certificate and a small prize. Every winning entry will receive 2 house points.