Year 1 maths challenge…

Good morning. Hope you are all well.

Here is an extra maths challenge the children may enjoy solving. We’d love to hear how they get on.

I am making a birthday cake and I need 20 candles. I have looked in my kitchen and I can find 8 white candles and 5 pink candles.

How many candles do I have altogether?

How many more do I need for my cake?

What’s the best way to solve this problem?


This is a good lesson on adding numbers together and some activities.