Why do this
requires learners to work systematically and use
logical thinking about numbers. Much of it can be done practically
which opens up possibilities for different types of learning. It
could be very useful for getting learners to develop rules for how
Where do odd (and even) numbers come on the sheets?
What is the last number always divisible by?
What do the two numbers on a sheet add to?
Have you made a table of your results?
Can you make any predictions about how the numbering will
An extension can be made by finding out about patterns of
numbering the pages of books (possibly a child's picture book)
which has pages which fold in.
Suggest starting by cutting a sheet of A$4$ paper to cut into $4$.
This is made into a little book by putting the sheets together and
folding. The pages can then be numbered starting on the outside at