Maths Problem Solving Week 2017 - Competition Time

This week is our Maths Problem Solving Week. Throughout the week the children will be taking part in many challenges and problem solving activities in maths. We will keep you updated on some of the exciting maths throughout the week.

As part of the week, Mr Moore has set the whole school two challenges to complete at home.   

Challenge 1: Tremendous Tessellations

The first competition is to design, draw and colour your own tessellation/repeated pattern, like the ones below. Hand them to your teacher or straight to Mr Moore. The best patterns in the Foundation Stage, Key Stage One and Key Stage Two will be displayed in school and put on the school website for the world to see! 


1 2 3


4 5 6


Challenge 2: Times Rhymes

Mr Moore’s second Maths Challenge is to make up a poem, song or rhyme to help remember just one of the times tables. Hand them in to your teacher, or straight to Mr Moore. The most original, funny or catchy in FS, KS1 and KS2 will be presented in together time and published on the school website for the world to see!

One example (to show you what to do) is below, but there are no strict rules. Be creative and catch the eye of the judges with something fresh and different (you could even get a parent to film you singing your song or reading your poem and send in the video or audio file, it doesn't have to be written down).

Foundation Stage: a rhyme to help you count in 1s or 2s would be perfect.

Year 6: how about impressing us with your 17x table, or your 3.1x table?!


Ten-times tea-time

1 x 10 = 10   … Tea time again.

2 x 10 = 20   … Cake to eat - plenty.

3 x 10 = 30   … I’m chocolate sauce - squirt me.

4 x 10 = 40   … Extra pudding - naughty!

5 x 10 = 50   … Custard on top - nifty!

6 x 10 = 60   … You sit down, I’ll fix tea.

7 x 10 = 70   … Clotted cream from Devon - tea.

8 x 10 = 80   … So good I can’t wait - tea.

9 x 10 = 90   … What a divine tea.

10 x 10 = 100   … 'When’s supper?' I wondered.