Maths Relay Races (Problem-solving Puzzles)

My classes love these:

-I get relays printed in sets+laminated.

-Pupils work in pairs,run out to my desk,get Q1,attempt to solve it+use a whiteboard pen to write the answer on the card.

-They bring the answer to me.If it's right, they get Q2. If not I might give them another shot.


They're mainly number puzzles.Seasonal ones are perfect for keeping kids busy at the end of term.

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388 Reviews

  • 4

    This sounds great - we have learners who had stopped schooling and are now taking their exams for completing secondary education. We will improvise this for their learning and revision. Please also add my email for the math newsletter

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    user avatarRedRum1020 days agoReport

    Such an amazing resource, thanks so much for sharing. I used this before then lost it so it's a treat to have discovered it again!

    • user avataraap03102Reply from Author20 days ago

      Thanks! Glad you've rediscovered the relays. If you haven't been getting my weekly Maths newsletter by email please get in touch (

  • 5

    Superb Idea. thanks

    • user avataraap03102Reply from Author25 days ago

      Really appreciate your feedback- please sign up for my weekly Maths newsletter for more fun Maths stuff! Email me (

  • 5

    Absolutely fab, thank you!

    • user avataraap03102Reply from Authora month ago

      Thanks Tracey! Sign up for my weekly Maths newsletter for more fun Maths stuff! Email me (

  • 5
    user avatarSFairfielda month agoReport

    Brilliant set of resources. Thank you.