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Level 1 Problems

The problems have been grouped below by strand. Hover over each title to read the problem.

Choose a problem that involves your students in applying current learning.
Remember that the context of most problems can be adapted to suit your students and your current class inquiry.
Read more about using these problem solving activities.

Algebra

Manu's song
Marbles
Colourful jerseys
Jim's table
Mrs Parore's laundry

Statistics

Who plays what?
Christmas tree
The garden
Not enough drawers

Measurement

Trains
Visiting Grandma
PSTV

Number

Cars in garages (+-)
Gremlins (+-)
Fair exchange (+-)
Well well (+-)
Points (+-)
Counting cubes (+x÷)​
Lollies (+-x÷)
More lollies (+-x÷)
You be the teacher (+-x÷)
Tripods (x÷)
Buttons and bears (x÷)
Fifty Toes (x÷)
The three cold kittens (x÷)
Pizzas and things (x÷)
 

Geometry

Twelfth one
Circles and oblongs
The folding problem
Mosaic puzzles
BlindFolds
Odd one out
Sandwiches

Logic and Reasoning

Strawberry Milk
Strawberry and Chocolate Milk