Solve it...!

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

 Key Stage 1     Solve it...!     Christmas is coming

A Christmas puzzle

The different Christmas pictures have different values.
Added together they give the totals shown

 8 20 17 20 ? 11 18 20 `

Can you find the missing total?

 Can you find the value for Santa? Can you find the value for the snowman? Can you find the value for the gift? Can you find the value for the holly?

Star Patterns

Create some stars from pentagons.
You can print off the pentagon shape to use.

Try joining the corners to each other.

 Can you see the star shape?
 Can you find different ways of colouring in the pattern to create different stars designs. Here is one design.

An extra challenge

Try joining the corners of the small pentagon in the middle to make even more star patterns and designs.

 Key Stage 2 Solve it...!  The Twelve days of Christmas

On the twelfth day of Christmas my true love gave to me twelve drummers drumming, eleven pipers piping, ten lords a-leaping, nine ladies dancing, eight maids a-milking, seven swans a-swimming, six geese a-laying, 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.

 DAY TOTAL NUMBER OF GIFTS GIVEN Extra Challenge: Can you discover the rule to determine how many gifts were given on the ninth day? 1st 1 2nd 3 3rd 4th 5th 6th 7th 8th 9th 10th 11th 12th

 Key Stage 3 Solve it...! Seeing is believing

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 area of the square is 64cm2 Print this off, cut out the shapes, can you make the rectangle?
 The area of this rectangle is 65cm2

The same pieces have used to make each shapes but their areas are different.

This means that 64 = 65. Where is the catch?

These problems were sourced by
North East Lincolnshire's Numeracy Team

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