Week 7 - Challenges for Year 7 and S1

Friday is challenge day on Bitesize Daily!

We've partnered with White Rose Maths to create a series of challenges to test your problem-solving skills. Each one gets a bit more difficult, so see how many you and your family can do together!

Let us know how you're getting on @bbcbitesize and @White Rose Maths with the hashtag #BitesizeChallenge.

Challenge 1

A square has sides of 8 cm.

A square with a side of 3 cm is cut off from two of the corners.

What is the perimeter of the new shape?

Challenge 2

Simon gets some money for his birthday.

  • Simon spends ¹/₂ of his money on a bike.

  • He then gets £20 more from his gran for his birthday.

  • He spends ¹/₄ of what he has left on a new game.

  • He has £57 left.

How much does Simon get for his birthday altogether?

As a rough guide of difficulty level:

  • Challenge 1 is suitable for ages 11 and 12.

  • Challenge 2 is suitable for age 13.

We want everyone to get involved with challenge day, so work together to solve as many as you can and share your solutions!


Challenge 1 - 32 cm

Challenge 2 - £132

There's more to learn

Have a look at these other resources around the BBC and the web.

Bitesize Daily lessons
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