Problem Solving

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

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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

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
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

Lunar Theme Park

A problem solving activity in which children have to design their own theme park.
7 - 11
Addition Secret Trails

Addition Secret Trails

Five secret trails challenges aimed at different levels of ability.
7 - 11

Addition Word Problems

A set of word problems based on addition.
7 - 11
Word Problems

Word Problems

A set of word problems involving different functions and testing the children's ablility to identify what functions are needed to answer word problems.
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Magic Squares

Magic Squares

Can your children complete these magic squares?