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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.
November 2023

How many triangles can you find?


Friday 1st December    
October 2023


Friday 3rd November 2023 There are 11 squares. Congratulations to Jagoda and Imogen in Yr 6 who answered correctly. Both will receive a small prize and a certificate.
September 2023

How many marbles do you think will fill the container below?

This is what one marble looks like.



Extra Challenge: A bag of 15 marbles cost £1.99. Can you use the answer of 200 marbles to work out how much it would cost to fill the container?

Friday 29th September 2023

Extra Challenge deadline extended until 3rd November.

It will take 200 marbles to fill the container.


Congratulations to Katerina in Yr 4 who estimated 150 and Oliver in Yr 4 who estimated 250. Both will receive a certificate and a small prize.