Below you will find a list of activities that may be suitable for this age group. Please remember, however, that a child’s ability to engage with any activity will depend more on their prior experience and understanding than on their chronological age. Please, therefore, also browse the activities for adjacent age groups.

###### What can we discover about factors and prime numbers?

This activity is an open exploration into the factors of different numbers, and the links with prime numbers. It would sit well at a point where pupils are familiar with the multiplication triangle...

###### What can we discover about multiples?

This activity is an open exploration into the multiples of different numbers, and their links with other multiples. It would sit well at a point where pupils are familiar with the multiples of 2, 5...

###### Before & After Problems

Using a diagram is a really important problem-solving strategy. Depending on the type of problem, different diagrams will be useful. This exploration looks at one group of problems - ‘before and...

###### How Big is the Room?

This activity begins with an open group challenge to find out how big the room is. This naturally leads into learning about measurement equivalences and averaging. There is enough material in the...

###### Coordinates, Points and Lines

This activity is designed to develop children’s vocabulary and understanding of coordinates by exploring what happens when different groups of points with patterns in their coordinates are plotted...

###### Tables Quiz Speed Game

Once children have learned a series of multiplication tables they need to be able to quickly answer a mixed selection of questions. This game is designed to build their skills in doing this at...

###### How Many Different Kinds of Triangle Are There?

How many different kinds of triangle are there? Can you have a triangle with two obtuse angles? These and other questions are all explored in this practical investigation using geostrips (or...

###### How Big are Cuboids?

This is an open-ended extended exploration designed to be used over multiple weeks. Each section builds on the learning from the previous one but is does not need all to be completed at once. It...

###### Past or To?

A simple game which REALLLY helps children who are struggling to learn to tell the time. 5 minutes a day should make a real impact if you follow the rules carefully!

###### Shadow Clocks

Investigate how the length and direction of a shadow change during the course of a day. Learn about compass directions, symmetry, practical measurement using a metre stick, time (am/pm) and use of a...

###### Numbers Between Numbers

Explore where simple fractions and decimals sit on the number line and how they relate to each other.

###### How Big is the Room?

How do you introduce decimals to young children? This practical investigation works a treat, and also gives you the opportunity to discuss accuracy in measuring, averages and perimeter!

###### Handshakes, Cards, Roses and Triangles

An investigation into four related problems which all generate number patterns linked to the triangular numbers: 1, 3, 6, 10 etc. Consolidates pupils' use of problem-solving strategies such as...

###### Multiplication Rectangles and Factor Rainbows

An engaging investigation into multiplication and the concept of factors. Investigate which numbers have few factors and which have lots. Explore square numbers and look at the ‘specialness’ of the...

###### Chopping up a Metre Stick

Well, not ACTUALLY cutting it up – but imagine… Suppose you wanted to make 4 pieces or 5 pieces. Where would you chop? How about 3 pieces? Get totally immersed in how division, fractions and...

###### Sums and Differences

Small numbers are not always easy! This pair game will provide challenge and develop problem solving skills while you are consolidating addition and subtraction facts within 20.