Numeracy problems to solve for Key Stage 1, 2 and 3

Key
Stage 1 Solve it...! It's Easter egg time!

Task A

Here are 6 Easter eggs.

Here are the correct
order of the eggs

OR

They are blue,
purple, orange, red, yellow and green.
Can you find out and colour each egg in correctly.

Here are the rules!

The
is between the
and the
.

The
is on the left of the

The
is not next to the

Is there only
one way to colour the eggs?

Task
B

Put these 19
mini eggs into these 3 nests BUT each nest must have an odd number of
eggs in it!

Here
are 2 ways of arranging the eggs in the nests, there are only an odd
number in each nest.

How
many ways did you find?? I found 10 ways!

How may different
ways can you do it?

You may want
to draw or make the nests and use real mini easter eggs!!

Key
Stage 2 Solve it...!
Calculator stories and puzzles

Did you know that your calculator
can make words? All you have to do is turn the calculator upside down
and certain digits look like letters.

The most common are:-

1
— I
3 — E
4 — h
5 — S
6 — g
7 — L
8 — B
0 — O

Task
A What
do they say?

Here are some
simple words for you to work out. Enter the number and turn the calculator
upside down to read the word.

38
- BE
7738 - BELL
37818 - BIBLE
77345 - SHELL
3045 - SHOE
38076 - GLOBE

Now work out
the calculations to find more words

300
x 2 + 18 = BIG
230 x 20 +14 = HIGH
8000 - 300 +35 = SELL

An extra
Challenge

Can you invent
some calculations to give some other words?

Task
B The goose has a lucky escape

Do the calculations
in the story below. Turn you calculator upside down after each calculation
to find the words to complete the story.

1. his

2. goose

3. sell

4. his

5.
geese

6. eggs

7.
soil

8. shoe

9.
bees

10.
log

11.
he

12. legs

13.
silos

14. hellish

15.
high

16. globes

17.
gosh

18. bells

19.
big

20. bill

21.
ibis

22. gobble

23.
heel

24. shells

25.
loose

26. soil

27.
sell

28. shells

29.
glee

30. shoosh

31.
hobble

32.
eels

One day a farmer
was driving his goose to market
to sell. It was the eldest of
his geese and could no longer
give eggs. He stopped to remove
some soil from his shoe.
Suddenly some bees came flying
from a log. 'Shoo!' he
shouted. He was stung on the hands and legs.
They passed by the wheat silos.
All of a sudden there was a hellish
noise. High up in the sky he saw
some shiny globes. 'Gosh!'
he said to himself. They made a noise like the clanging of thousands
of bells. One of the mysterious
objects landed and out stepped a big
bird with a bill like a duck and
body like an ibis. It began to
gobble like a turkey. The goose
understood what it said. To the farmer's surprise his goose began to
speak to him. 'Look under your left heel
and you will find some magic shells
in the loosesoil.
Do not sell your goose. The old
man of the forest will be there. He will tell you what you must do.'

The farmer dug
in the soft ground and found the shells.
Filled with glee he ran to the
market. He saw the old man of the forest and began to tell him what
had happened. 'shoosh! you must
speak quietly,' said the old man. 'Throw the shells into the pond,'
he said. 'Now I must hobble off.
Do everything just as I have told you.' The farmer did as he was told.
The water began to churn and bubble. Two large eels
slid up onto the bank of the pond. In their mouths each had a beautiful
jewel. They dropped their jewels and vanished in the murky waters. The
farmer never had to worry about money again. he certainly did not sell
his wonderful goose.

Task
C Calculating puzzles

Amaze yourself
and your friends with these 3 puzzles.

Oh
heck!!

Take
any single digit number and multiply it by 3 then by 37.

Now
try all the digits from '1' to '9'.

Why
does this happen?

Age
Gap 1

Multiply
your age by 2, add 5 then multiply again by 50.

Now
add a friend's age, subtract 250 and then divide by 100.

Press
[=] and what do you see?

Does
this always work?

Try
it out on your friends, impress and amaze them.

Age
Gap 2

Multiply
your age by 6 and then by 1683.5.

What
do you see?

Try
this on a friend!

Key
Stage 3 Solve it...!
The concert

A band is planning a concert
at a major sports arena. They are working out the costs and likely profit.

Task A

If tickets are priced at
£15 each and all 18,000 are sold, what would be the total income
generated?

Task B

Look at the income and expenditure
lists in the picture. What is the total cost of staging the concert,
and how much profit will be made?

An extra challenge

At the last minute, there
are rumours of forged tickets being sold. To prevent trouble on the
day, the arena hires 50 extra security men at £225 each. Word
of this gets out and some fans decide to wait and see the band at a
smaller venue. 4,500 tickets are left unsold. Will a profit be made
now? Why/Why not?