# Proportion puzzle

Last year, Mrs Powell played some board games with her class. She had five groups of 4 in her class. Each group of four children needed different objects to play the game. This year Mrs Powell has five groups of 6 in her class. Work out how many of each object each group will need to play the game. How many of each object will be needed for the entire class?
Keystage:  KS2, Year 6, 11 Plus

## What is a proportion puzzle in KS2 maths?

A proportion puzzle in KS2 (Key Stage 2) maths is a fun and engaging way for children to learn about proportions. Proportions are about understanding how different numbers or quantities relate to each other. In these puzzles, kids usually have to figure out how to balance or match different parts to make them equal or find missing values in a set of ratios.

For example, a proportion puzzle might show that two apples are needed for every three oranges to make a perfect fruit salad. If a child has six apples, the puzzle would ask them to figure out how many oranges they need. By solving these puzzles, children practice their multiplication and division skills and learn to see the relationships between numbers in a practical, fun way.