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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.

Please submit your entry for this month's challenge using the online Maths Challenge entry form on the top right of this page.
July 2022


Friday 24th August 2022    
June 2022


Friday 24th June 2022    
May 2022

If the blue ball weighs 12 grams, how much does each orange block weigh?

Friday 27th May 2022 The blue ball weighs 6 grams. Congratulations to Aniyah in Yr 4 and Gabriele in Yr 3. Both will receive a certificate and a small prize. 
April 2022

What number should replace the question mark? Why?

We have extended the deadline to Friday 24th June 2022    
March 2022

Work out the value of ?

25th March 2022 The correct answer is B Congratulations to Charlie in Yr 3 and Peter in Yr 4. Both will receive a prize and a certificate.
February 2022

How many triangles can you see?

Friday 25th February  There are 59 triangles.  Congratulations to Hekima in Yr 3 who had the closest estimate of 50.
January 2022

Which shape is the odd one out? Why?


We have extended the deadline for this challenge to Friday 25th February The odd on out is shape 3 (Parallelogram) because it has no line of symmetry.  We didn't have a winner entry this month.
December 2021 Friday 31st December

1. The car costs more than the bear (because robot + robot + car = £57 but robot + robot + bear = £49, £57 > £49)

2. Bear = £13; Robot = £18; Car = £21


Congratulations to Charlie in Y3, Tyger in Y3 and Peter in Y4 who answered part 1 correctly. They will all receive a prize and a certificate.

There were no correct answers for part 2.

November 2021

How many squares can you see?


Friday 26th November The correct answer is 11 squares. Congratulations to Praise in Yr 3 who will receive a certificate and a small prize.
October 2021

As we didn't receive any correct answer this month, we have extended the deadline to Friday 26th November. The correct answer is 17+17+17+17+16+16 = 100 Congratulations to Peter in Yr 4 who will receive a certificate and a small prize.
September 2021


Friday 1st October. The correct answer is Square, Circle, triangle and Star. We didn't have a winner this month however, Adam in Yr 5 will receive a certificate for getting the smallest and the largest correct.