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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.

Month Challenge Deadline Answer Winners
October

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

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

 

 

 

Thursday 30th November

   

 

 

 

 

 

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.