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Queensmead Primary Academy

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.



How many house point coins do you think will fit into this jar?

Extra Challenge: If each class in year 1, 2 and 3 earned 69 house points each. How many house points would they have collected altogether?

Friday 11th October 2019    

How many baubles do you think will fit into Santa's sack? Extra Challenge: If each bauble cost 25p, how much will it cost to fill Santa's sack with baubles?


Friday 13th December 2019

240 baubles fit into Santa's sack.

Extra Challenge:

If each bauble cost 25p, it would cost £60 to fill Santa's sack.

Congratulations to Julia in Year 5 and Avnee in Year 1 who both estimated 251.


In the puzzle below, there are 31 squares. Is this True of False?

Extra Challenge: How many triangles and squares are in this puzzle.

Friday 7th February 2020

The answer is True, there are 31 squares in the puzzle.

Extra Challenge:

There are 95 squares and triangles altogether.

Congratulations to FebruaryRajvir in Yr 6 and Grace in Yr 5.

Take a look at the photo's of different fruit. How many do you see in all three pictures? How did you count them?

Extra Challenge: Can you estimate how many pieces of fruit there are all together? 

Friday 27th March 2020