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.
Month 
Challenge 
Deadline 
Answer 
Winner 

September 2022 
A Bowl of Fruit challenge:Half the pieces of fruit in a bowl are apples. There are also three oranges, two pears and a banana. How many apples are there in the bowl? 
Friday 30th September  
July 2022 

Friday 24th August 2022  The shortest path is the diagonal line (D) and the other 3 paths are equal in length. 
We didn't have a winning entry for this month. 
June 2022 

Friday 24th June 2022  There are 8,889 leaves left.  We didn't have a winning entry this month. 
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  The correct answer is 8 should replace the ?  We didn't have a winning entry this month. 
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. 