The Big Maths

KS3 Quiz

You need to be in teams of 5 in your house colours.

Maximum of 4 teams per house. Choose a team

name and fill in your answer sheet

Memorise pi

Mental warm up. You have about 5 minutes to try and

memorise as many digits of pi as possible. Then we will

ask for 3 volunteers from each house. Which house has

the best memory?

3.1415926535

8979323846

2643383279

5028841971

Round 1

Maths Number problems

Round 1

Question 1

Round 1

Question 2

Round 1

Question 3

Round 1

Question 4

Round 1

Question 5

Round 1

Question 6

How many

seconds are there

in one day?

A 100

Round 1

Question 7

Using only the arithmetic

symbols and 2,5,6,9, make 24

F 300

Round 1

Question 8

I have a cage with cats and birds.

There are 12 heads and 32 feet.

How many birds are there?

A 200

Round 1

Question 9

You have 60 seconds – solve the

easy puzzle

A 300

Round 1

Question 10

Onto a school bus walks a

girl. She is carrying 2 bags.

Each bag has 2 cats. Each cat

has 2 kittens. How many legs

are on the bus?

A 400

Answers

1) 31

2) 9.7

3) 2534

4) 40

5) 55

6) 86400

7) (6x 5)/2 + 9

8) 8 birds

9) Easy = 50 (Moderate = 361)

10) 4 cats and 8 kittens = 48 legs PLUS 2 legs for the girl

= 50 legs

A 400

Round 2

Code breaking and puzzles

Round 2

Question 1

B 500

Round 2

Question 2

Caesar Cipher A – D

TEXQ FP QEB PNRXOB

OLLQ LC LKB ERKAOBA?

B 500

Round 2

Question 3

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ɿɘdmun ɘɿɒupƨ ɒ ƨi

ɿɘdmun ƨiʜT

B 500

Round 2

Question 4

- .... .. ... / -. ..- -- -... . .-. / .. ... / . .. --. .... - / - .. -- . ... / ... .. -..-

- .... .. ... / -. ..- -- -... . .-. /

.. ... / . .. --. .... - / - .. -- .

... / ... .. -..- B 500

Round 2

Question 5

F 500

Round 2

Question 6

F 200

Round 2

Question 7

Using only the arithmetic symbols

and 2,5,6,9, make 24

F 400

Round 2

Question 8

How many squares are

there in this shape?

(include squares of

different sizes)

B 300

Now hand in your sheets

B 300

Answers

1) X marks the spot

2) What is the square root of one

hundred? (=10)

3) This number is a square

number with only 1 factor (= 1)

4) This number is eight times six

(=48)

5) The shape looks like this:

B 300

6) a) Change the 6 to a 5, and use that

matchstick to make 5+4 = 9

b) Or change the plus to minus – and 8-

4=4

c) Or 0 + 4 = 4

d) Or make equals into /=

7) Turn the equation upside down

8) 16 1x1 squares

9 2x2 squares

4 3x3 squares

1 4x4 square

Total = 30 squares

B 300

Round 3

Maths Dingbats and pictures

Round 3

Question 1

Round 3

Question 2

Round 3

Question 3

Round 3

Question 4

Round 3

Question 5

Round 3

Question 6

Round 3

Question 7

Round 3

Question 8

Round 3

Question 9

Round 3

Question 10

Answers

1) Right angle

2) Questionnaire

3) Survey

4) Day dream

5) Network

6) Sir Isaac Newton

7) Leonardo Da Vinci

8) Albert Einstein

9) Prism

10) Trapezium

A 400

Round 4

Maths quick fire

Round 4

Question 1

Round 4

Question 2

Round 4

Question 3

Round 4

Question 4

Round 4

Question 5

Round 4

Question 6

Using only the

arithmetic symbols

and 11,7,8,8, make

24

F 400

Round 4

Question 7

When does

1 + 1 = 10 ?

B 100

Round 4

Question 8

Using only the arithmetic

symbols and 6,6,6,10 make 24

A 500

Round 4

Question 9

.

Replace each letter with a number to make the sum

true. The same letter must have the same number

MOST

+ MOST

=TOKYO

B 200

Now hand in your sheets

B 300

Answers

1) 114

2) 10

3) 64

4) 4.6

5) 72

6) (7+7-11)x8

7) Binary

8) (8+5-9) x 6 OR (8(9+6))/5

9) 6271 + 6271 = 12542

A 400