




Numeracy problems to solve for Key Stage 1, 2 and 3 A Christmas puzzle The different Christmas pictures
have different values.
Can you find the missing
total?
Create some
stars from pentagons.
Try joining the corners to each other.
An extra challenge Try joining the corners of the small pentagon in the middle to make even more star patterns and designs. 


On the twelfth day of Christmas my true love gave to me twelve drummers drumming, eleven pipers piping, ten lords aleaping, nine ladies dancing, eight maids amilking, seven swans aswimming, six geese alaying, five gold rings, four calling birds, three French hens, two turtle doves, and a partridge in a pear tree. What is the total number of gifts given on the 12th day? Complete the table to discover how many gifts were given on each of the twelve days of christmas.
Print off and cut out the shapes drawn on the 8 x 8 square and rearrange to form the 13 x 5 rectangle. What are each of their areas?
The same pieces have used to make each shapes but their areas are different. This means that 64 = 65. Where is the catch?




