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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.

 

Month
Challenge
Deadline
Answer
Winner
September

How many house point coins do you think will fit into this jar?

Extra Challenge: If each class in year 1, 2 and 3 earned 69 house points each. How many house points would they have collected altogether?

Friday 11th October    
December

How many baubles do you think will fit into Santa's sack? Extra Challenge: If each bauble cost 25p, how much will it cost to fill Santa's sack with baubles?

 

Friday 13th December

240 baubles fit into Santa's sack.

Extra Challenge:

If each bauble cost 25p, it would cost £60 to fill Santa's sack.

Congratulations to Julia in Year 5 and Avnee in Year 1 who both estimated 251.

January

In the puzzle below, there are 31 squares. Is this True of False?

Extra Challenge: How many triangles and squares are in this puzzle.

Friday 7th February 2020