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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 Winners

 

 

 

 

 

June

 

How many hexagons are there on this football design?

Extra Challenge: Use your answer to work out how many hexagons 20 footballs of this design have altogether

 

 

 

 

Wednesday 11th July

There are 20 hexagons on the football.

 

 

 

There would be a total of 400 hexagons.

20 x 20 

 

 

 

Congratulations to Kairos, Joseph, Reon, Scarlett and Jermaine.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

May

 

 

 

 

 

 

How many table tennis balls do you think will fill this container?

 

 

Extra Challenge: One pack of 6 table tennis balls cost £2. Use your estimate to work out how much it will cost to fill the container with table tennis balls.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Friday 8th June

It took 21 table tennis balls to fill this container.

 

 

 

 

 

It took 42 table tennis balls to fill this container. Which would cost a total of  £14 for 7 packs.

 

 

 

 

 

Congratulations to Charlie, Ruby-Leigh, Mikolaj, Emile, Kyle, Phoebe, Rajvir, Tilly, Charlie and Joseph-Darcy

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

April

How many raisins do you think will fit inside the box?

 

Extra Challenge: A small box of raisins cost 20 pence each. Use your estimate to work out how much it would cost to fill this container with raisins.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Monday 30th April

There are 36 Raisins in 1 pack.

 

 

 

 

 

 

It would cost £2.40 to fill the container with Raisins. (432 raisins = 12 packs @ 20p)

Congratulations to Ellie-May in Anthony Horowitz class who guessed correctly.

 

 

 

Kyan in Chris Van Allsburg class was the closest estimate with £1.

 

 

 

 

 

 

February

How many mini eggs do you think will fit into the container?

 

 

Extra Challenge: A packet of mini eggs costs £1 and there are 28 mini eggs in a packet. Use your estimate to work out how much it would cost to fill the container with mini eggs.

 

 

 

 

 

Friday 19th March

114 eggs fit into the container.

 

 

 

 

 

It took 4 full bags and 2 eggs to fill the container which is a total of £4.07.

Congratulations to Adam in CS Lewis who guessed 110 eggs.

 

 

 

Roxanne in Anne Fine class estimated 4 bags and a cost of £4.

 

Well done to both of the winners

 

 

 

 

 

October

How many pine cones do you think will fit into this container?

 

Extra Challenge: Decorated pine cones cost 50p each. Use your estimate to work out how much it will cost to fill the container with decorated pine cones

 

 

 

Monday 19th February

24 Pine coats fit inside the container.

 

 

 

It would cost £12 to fill the container with decorated pine cones.

Alfie in Dick King Smith class guessed the correct answer.

 

 

Ruby in Phillip Pullman class estimated £12.

 

Well done to both winners.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

September

How many pieces of pasta do you think will fill this container?

 

Extra Challenge: The 500g bag of pasta costs £1.89. Estimate how much it will cost Mrs Richards and Mrs Cory altogether to fill both class jars with pasta.

 

 

 

 

 

Friday 13th October

A total of 547 pieces of pasta filled the container.

 

 

 

It will cost approximately £2.36 to fill both class jars with pasta.

                 

Mikey in Chris Van Allsburg class was the closest with an estimate of 200.

 

 

Sayid in CS Lewis was the closest with an estimate of £3.60.