With the London Olympic Games soon upon us, I will be setting a daily 7-number challenge as follows, but those 7 numbers will differ each day and the target answer will always be the number of days remaining to the opening of the Games:

**Insert + – x or รท where you see ? so the following 7-number calculation will eventually equal 88 when working from Left to Right (with no brackets involved):**

**7 ? 2 ? 5 ? 3 ? 3 ? 6 ? 2 = 88**

Theo in Year 5 has just worked out the answer as:

7 – 2 x 5 + 3 x 3 + 6 – 2 = 88

Nice to see Year 5 keeping up with Year 6, good boy Theo!

Answer:

7-2×5+3×3+6-2=88

Well done Sean, keep going!

This one they are finding much harder, thanks for the great mind bogglers!

I hope you all keep on trying every day. I’m sure they’ll get there if they persist and not be afraid of going wrong!

They got there eventually, looking forward to tomorrows puzzle

Yep, look forward to your daily comments. Well done on getting there!

Got another answer

7 x 2 – 5 + 3 + 3 x 6 – 2 = 88

Great Martin, would your school enjoy these?

7 x 2- 5+ 3+ 3 x 6 – 2 = 88

Brilliant Morgan, you’ve tried one of my very first!