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Problem Solving Games
Make each row, column and diagonal add up to the magic total. Some magic squares have some numbers already in to get you going.
A problem solving exercise where you need to fill and empty the containers to arrive at a certain amount of water. Different levels of difficulty make this quite a challenge.
Test your mental maths agility and skills on this Countdown game. There are different levels of difficulty. It works well on an interactive whiteboard too so it can be used in a class situation.
An online abacus which tests your knowledge of place value. Test how good you are at solving problems.
Puppies in Baskets
The puppies need to go to sleep but there needs to be an even number of puppies in each of the dog baskets. Can you help the puppies to go to sleep?
Building with Functions
Are you up for the challenge of these problem solving exercises where you need to use thinking and multiplication skills?
How many Pets?
Work out how many pets are in the pet shop. See how many different answers you can find in this maths investigation.
How about trying this brain teaser? Most of the keys have fallen off Eric's calculator. See if you can work out the numbers with the remaining keys. A classic problem solving game.
How Much is that Doggy?
David needs £1.00 to buy a puppy. Investigate which coins he could give the shopkeeper. How many different ways can you find? For 7 - 9 year olds.
Weigh it Up
A problem solving activity which uses scales and various shapes. See if you can work out the hidden values of the shapes.
Quest of Nine
Solve the quest by answering the mixed mathematical questions. Record your progress as you go. Suitable for gifted and talented KS2 groups or for KS3 revision.
Cuddly Toy Sale
Go shopping at the toy shop but you have to add up the prices. You may even need to work out the change. Different levels of problem solving activities.
Power Lines 1
This is a maths game where the numbers in each row need to add up to a given total. The examples get progressively harder.
Power Lines 2
Part Two of the Power Lines game where you need to add up the numbers in the circles to complete the puzzle. Complete all the levels and receive the password for the 'Ultimate Challenge' in Power Lines 3!
Power Lines 3
This is Power Lines 'The Ultimate Challenge'. Place the numbers in the circles so that all the numbers in the lines add up to the power line total. Good luck in your quest!