Can you design a new shape for the twenty-eight squares and arrange
the numbers in a logical way? What patterns do you notice?
Noah saw 12 legs walk by into the Ark. How many creatures did he see?
Lee was writing all the counting numbers from 1 to 20. She stopped
for a rest after writing seventeen digits. What was the last number
We had ideas from the Inter School in Zurich,
Moorfield Junior School, Higher Bebington Junior School on the
Wirral, Yarm Primary School, Cummersdale School in Carlisle as well
as from students in Etobicoke, Ontario, Canada. There was quite a
range of answers for this problem, from four ways to $740$ ways to
put the ten coins into the plum puddings!
Here's what Tom did. He was very systematic,
so we know that he has counted all the possibilities and hasn't
counted any twice.