Mind Stretchers series (Years 2-7) Mathematical focus
Blast-Off! series (Years 3-6) More advanced than Mind Stretchers
Puzzles and Strategy Gaming (Years 3-6) Solos & paired activities
Creative Constructs (Advanced Years 5-6) Technology focus
Creative Thinking (Advanced Years 5-6) Problem-solving focus
Word Stretchers (Years 5-6) Vocabulary focus
News Views (Years 5-6) Critical viewing - based on ABC's BTN
(Background information only - not required reading)
Be aware the Let's Game! challenges are not traditional math problems.
Be aware some children may not have an inquiring or risk-taking nature.
Be aware that quite intelligent and academic students may not necessarily cope easily with free-wheeling activities.
Be aware that if your child needs a lot of guidance, strict routines, precise instructions they may not enjoy this type of exercise.
For example - ask your child:
How many people do you think could stand on that mat? How did they get their answer?
What is the biggest thing that could be wrapped entirely with a sheet of newspaper (without touching the paper)? How did they get their answer?
Give them a sheet of paper and say, "What could you make with that?"How did they go?
What could you use a brick for? How many different answers can they give?