Year 5 Problem Solving with Place Value Maths Challenge

Teacher Specific Information

This Year 5 Problem Solving with Place Value Maths Challenge checks pupils’ understanding of place value while aiming to develop their problem solving skills. Pupils will use clues to work out which numbers the characters have created and then order them. The problem includes negative numbers, Roman numerals, and rounding.

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National Curriculum Objectives

Number – number and place value
(5N1) Count forwards or backwards in steps of powers of 10 for any given number up to 1,000,000
(5N2) Read, write, order and compare numbers to at least 1,000,000
(5N3a) Determine the value of each digit in numbers up to 1,000,000
(5N3b) Read Roman numerals to 1,000 (M) and recognise years written in Roman numerals (5N4) Round any number up to 1,000,000 to the nearest 10, 100, 1,000, 10,000 and 100,000
(5N5) Interpret negative numbers in context, count forwards and backwards with positive and negative whole numbers, including through zero (5N6) Solve number problems and practical problems that involve 5N1 – 5N5