Maths Challenge

Year 2 Maths Challenge

Hi Year 2!

Here is this half terms Maths challenge! Have a go at as many as you can. Make sure you write ‘Bronze/Silver/Gold/Platinum’ so we know which challenge you have completed. If you want to complete your challenge on paper, that is fine too – maybe you could comment to say ‘My challenge is on paper.’ Good luck!

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39 thoughts on “Year 2 Maths Challenge

  1. David Cameron brought his children some sweets.
    They cost 6p.
    He paid for them using the exact amount.
    Which coins did he use?
    There are 5 different ways to find.
    1p +1p +1p +1p +1p+1p=6p
    2p+3p+1p=6p
    3p+3p=6p
    5p+1p=6p
    2p+1p+1p+1p+1p=6p

  2. Gold
    The factory owner paid Charles Dickens 45p for a week of work.
    He only gave him silver coins.There are 9 different ways to pay 45p exactly using only silver coins.
    Find as many as you can.
    10p+10p+10p+10p+5p = 45p
    20p+20p+5p = 45p
    20p+10p+10p+5p = 45p
    10p+10p+5p+5p+5p+5p+5p = 45p
    20p+10p+5p+5p+5p = 45p
    10p+5p+5p+5p+5p+5p+5p+5p = 45p
    5p+5p+5p+5p+5p+5p+5p+5p+5p = 45p
    20+5p+5p+5p+5p+5p = 45p

  3. Silver
    The queen had some good colours for her Crown Jewels.
    She had two red two blue and two green.
    The queen wanted to put the jewels in any patterns.
    She could put it like this.
    Red green blue blue green red or blue red green blue red green.

  4. Bronze :
    2p+2p+2p =6p
    1p+1p+1p+1p+1p+1p=6p
    5p+1p=6p
    2p+2p+1p+1p+=6p
    1p+1p+1p+2p+1p=6p

    Silver:
    blue,green,red,red,green,blue.
    green,red,blue,blue,red,green
    blue,blue,red red,green,green.
    red,red,blue,blue,green,green.
    green,green,blue,blue,red,red.
    green,green,red,red,blue,blue.

    Gold:
    10p+10p+10p+10p+5p=45p
    20p+20p+5p=45p
    20p+10p+10p+5p=45p
    5p+5p+5p+5p+5p+5p+5p+5p+5p=45p
    20p+10p+5p+5p+5p=45p
    10p+10p+10p+5p+5p+5p=45p
    10p+10p+5p+5p+5p+5p+5p=45p
    10p+5p+5p+5p+5p+5p+5p+5p=45p

    Platinum:
    1st pile had 8 altogether. 4+4=8
    2nd pile had 4 altogether
    3rd pile had 0 coins altogether 4-4=0
    4th pile had 8 altogether 2×4=8

  5. Bronze:
    6p = 1+1+1+1+1+1
    1+1+1+1+2
    1+1+2+2
    2+2+2
    1+5
    Silver:
    Red Blue Green Green Blue Red
    Blue Red Green Green Red Blue
    Blue Green Red Red Green Blue
    Green Blue Red Red Blue Green
    Red Green Blue Blue Green Red
    Green Red Blue Blue Red Green
    Gold:
    5+5+5+5+5+5+5+5+5
    5+5+5+5+5+5+5+10
    5+5+5+5+5+10+10
    5+5+5+10+10+10
    5+10+10+10+10
    5+20+20
    5+5+5+10+20
    5+10+10+20
    5+5+5+5+5+20
    Platinum:
    Assume 2nd pile = 4
    1st pile = 4+4 =8
    3rd pile = 4-4 = 0
    4rd pile = 2 x 4 = 8

  6. Bronze
    David Cameron buys each of his children some sweets. He buys all of the sweets the same amount of money. How much money did David Cameron buy for each of the sweets?
    5 pence and 1 pence.

  7. Bronze
    5p+1p=6
    1p+1p+1p+1p+1p+1p=6p
    2p+2p+2p=6p
    2p+1p+1p+1p+1p=6p
    2p+2p+1p+1p=6p

    Silver
    Blue-green-red-blue-green-red
    Green-blue-red-green-blue-red
    Red-green-blue-red-green-blue

    Gold
    10p+10p+10p+10p+5p=45p
    20p+20p+5p=45p
    20p+10p+10p+5p=45p
    5p+5p+5p+5p+5p+5p+5p+5p+5p=45p
    10p+10p+10p+5p+5p+5p=45p
    20p+10p+5p+5p+5=45p
    20p+5p+5p+5p+5p+5p=45p
    10p+5p+5p+5p+5p+5p+5p+5p=45p
    10p+10p+5p+5p+5p+5p+5p=45p

  8. Platinum

    The Queen has 20 coins altogether
    -Pile one has 4 more coins than the second so the first pile has 8
    -Pile two has 4 because it is 4 coins less than the first coin
    -Pile three has 4 coins less than the second pile
    -Pile four has got double the second pile so it has 8
    8+4+0+8=20 coins altogether

  9. Bronze
    -1p+1p+1p+1p+1p+1p=6p
    -2p+2p+1p+1p=6p
    -5p+1p=6p
    -2p+2p+2p=6p
    -2p+1p+1p+1p+1p=6p

    Silver
    -Blue,Red,Green,Green,Red,Blue
    -Green, Red, Blue, Blue, Red, Green
    -Blue, Green, Red, Red, Green, Blue
    -Green, Blue, Red, Red, Blue, Green

    Gold
    20p+20p+5p
    10p+10p+10p+10p+5p
    5p+5p+5p+5p+5p+5p+5p+5p+5p
    20p+10p+10p+5p
    20p+5p+5p+5p+5p+5p
    20p+5p+5p+5p+10p
    10p+5p+5p+5p+5p+5p+5p+5p
    10p+10p+5p+5p+5p+5p+5p

  10. GOLD:
    5p+10p+5p+5p+10p+10p=45P
    10p+10p+10p+10p+5p=45p
    20p+20p+5p=45p
    20p+10p+10p+5p=45p
    5p+5p+5p+5p+5p+5p+5p+5p+5p=45p
    20p+5p+5p+5p+5p+5p=45p
    5p+5p+20p+10p+5p=45p
    10p+5p+5p+5p+5p+5p+5p+5p=45p
    10p+10p+5p+5p+5p+5p+5p=45p
    Platinum:
    first=8
    second=4
    third=0
    fourth=8

  11. Bronze:
    1P+1P+1P+1P+1P+1P = 6p
    2p+2P+2p = 6P
    5p+1P = 6P
    2P+2P+1P+1P = 6P
    2p+1P+1P+1P+1P = 6P

    Silver.

    green, blue, red, red, blue, green.
    blue, red, green, green, red, blue.
    green, red, blue, blue, red, green.
    red, blue, green, green, blue, red.

    Gold.
    1) 5p+5p+5p+5p+5p+10p+10p = 45P
    2) 10p+10p+20p+5p = 45p
    3) 10p+10p+10p+10p+5p = 45p
    4) 20p+20p+5p = 45p
    5) 10p+10p+10p+10p+5p = 45p
    6) 5p+5p+5p+5p+5p+5p+5p+5p+5p =45p
    7) 20p+10p+5p+5p+5p = 45p
    8) 10p+5p+5p+5p+5p+5p+5p+5p= 45p
    9) 10p+10p+10p+5p+5p+5p = 45p

  12. GOLD
    10p+10p+10p+10p+5p=45
    5p+5p+5p+5p+5p+5p+5p+5p+5p+=45p
    20p+20+5p=45p
    10+10+20+5p=45p
    20p+10p+5p+5p+5p=45p
    10p+10p+10p+5p+5p+5p=45p
    20p+5p+5p+5p+5p+5p=45p

  13. Gold
    40+5=45
    30+10+5=45
    20+20+5=45
    40+2+3=45
    40+1+1+1+1+1=45
    40+4+1=45
    45+0=45
    Silver
    Green blue red red blue green
    Green red blue green blue red
    Blue green red blue green red
    Red blue green red blue red
    Bronzes
    2p+2p+2p=6p
    4p+2p=6p
    3p+3p=6p
    5p+1p+6p
    1p+1p+1p+1p+1p+1p=6p

  14. gold:
    10p+20p+15p=45p
    25p+5p+5p+5p+5p=45p
    30p+10p+5p=45p
    25p+5p+10p+5p=45p
    25p+10p+10p=45p
    15p+15p+10p+5p=45p
    5p+5p+5p+5p+5p+5p5p+5p+5p=45p
    10p+10p+10p+10p+5p=45p
    20p+5p+20p+=45p.

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