Daily Maths Puzzle

Earlier this year, I started making a daily maths puzzle every day that used the knowledge gained in UKS2 in different ways. Most of the questions are shape-based, as I always have trouble finding geometry questions which use a range of geometry knowledge. For example, question 63 require knowledge of square numbers, area, perimeter, the 5 times table and parts of a circle.

These could be used as extensions/challenges for individuals, but also as a whole class discussion activity.

After solving the question, you could pose a related question, e.g. (for question 64) What would the answer be if the the total height was 15?

For question 63, you could then challenge children to work backwards. If the radius of the circle is 7 cm, what is the area of the circle? Doing activities such as these would then help children to tackle different challenging questions and become more fluent with the mathematical facts that they are taught.

If you use and like my resources, please consider buying a book for my school- it would be much appreciated! Link can be found here: https://www.amazon.co.uk/hz/wishlist/ls/1SHNC70FLSPI8?ref_=wl_share

All daily puzzles are updated here: https://www.dropbox.com/sh/uotbccma9q7jqmb/AAAD_UXzeC1sR5JACiPRS9Xia?dl=0 and can also be found every morning at 7.30 on my Twitter page (@SarahFarrellKS2)

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Sarah F

I'm a year 6 teacher in Bristol with an English Language degree who loves reading, writing and anything creative. Follow me on Twitter @SarahFarrellKS2

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