Problem Solving

A popular collection of maths problems and challenges for use in primary and secondary classrooms.

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5 - 11
The Reasoning Pack

The Reasoning Pack

Help your children to improve their reasoning and problem solving skills with our collection of classroom activity resources.
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Christmas Tree Triangles Puzzles

Christmas Tree Triangles Puzzles

Challenge your children to count how many triangles they can find in these three Christmas tree puzzle pictures!
7 - 11
Magic Squares

Magic Squares

A collection of PDFs which prompt children to look carefully at the properties of magic squares.
5 - 11

Ice Cream Investigation

A Maths investigation which involves working out different combinations of ice cream flavours.
7 - 11
Multi-Step Problems

Multi-Step Problems

A set of Maths problems using stadium sizes, locations and approximate distance from England's training camp.
5 - 11
Easter Egg Challenge

Easter Egg Challenge

Challenge your children to decorate these Easter eggs using this printable activity sheet.
7 - 11
Solving Problems - Numbers

Solving Problems - Numbers

A set of three differentiated worksheets, based around solving problems with numbers.
7 - 11
Word Problem Labels

Word Problem Labels

Word problems based on perimeter, area, time and distance, which are set out on address labels so the children can stick them in their books.
11 - 16

Knight Time

Can your knight travel around every number in the diagram?
7 - 11

Problem Solving Recording / Analysis Grid

An excellent way to record working out when doing word problems. 
7 - 11
Solving Problems - Time

Solving Problems - Time

A set of three differentiated worksheets, based around solving problems with time. 
7 - 11

Word Problems

A set of word problems which provide children with further practice at answering these types of Maths questions.
7 - 11

KS2 Blank Word Problems Grid

A blank grid for teachers to record word problems on and for the children to then record their working out and answers on.
7 - 11

Rainforest Maths Challenges

A set of Maths problems based on a trip to RHS Wisley (but questions could be adapted for different locations).
7 - 11

Addition Word Problems

A set of word problems based on addition.