EWWNP means Exploring Wild and Wonderful Number Patterns Created by Yourself! Investigate what happens if we create number patterns using some simple rules.
Find a great variety of ways of asking questions which make 8.
If you had any number of ordinary dice, what are the possible ways
of making their totals 6? What would the product of the dice be
Mr. Sunshine tells the children they will have 2 hours of
homework each evening every school day in the year.
Harry, who has a horror of homework, hauls out his homework
diary. The school calendar shows 180 school days this year.
He wants to calculate how many full days of homework he will
Can you help Harry figure out the number of
Hmmm...Harry thinks he has too much work to do and goes to his
teacher. "What else do you do with your time?" asks Mr Sunshine.
Harry makes a list.
"This is not a leap year", Harry reminded
himself as he begins his task. I go to school for 7 hours a day,
though it seems much longer! My mother says everybody must have 8
hours of sleep each night, and I do. As he has a snack, his
estimates that he spends 2 hours a day eating.
Harry stops and gets a calculator to help him discover just how
he spends his time. He realises that he needs to round
off his answers to the nearest day.
How much time does Harry spend on school, snoozing and
Not content with the time he has already accounted for, Harry
carries on counting.
"Well, weekends are taken up with sports and visiting. I'm way
too busy for homework," he thinks. He adds in all of the weekend
days to his growing list.
"I could do with a holiday after all this work", he thinks. Ahh,
holidays. Harry looks at the calendar again, he has counted
weekends so that leaves 11 weeks of weekdays for holidays.
A few jottings and calculator keys later, Harry realises he
can't possibly do 15 days of homework this year.
Is Harry correct?
Mr Sunshine checks Harrys calculations, they seem to be right.
He thought about it and said, "We need to spend some time trying
and explain what's happened here, Harry."
What can you say about Harry's reasoning ?