These two group activities use mathematical reasoning - one is
numerical, one geometric.
An investigation involving adding and subtracting sets of consecutive numbers. Lots to find out, lots to explore.
EWWNP means Exploring Wild and Wonderful Number Patterns Created by Yourself! Investigate what happens if we create number patterns using some simple rules.
William from Tattingstone School said that he
tried four times before he came up with a solution to Cycling
We're glad you didn't give up,
William. Beth and Pheobe from Exminster CP School and
Skye and Molly from Breckland Middle School also used trial and
error (or trial and improvement as I like to call it!).
Beth and Phoebe said it tested their skills of
Matha, also from Tattingstone, said that
she started with the number $2$ and then added $14$ because it was
the only number she could have added to make a square number. She
goes on to say:
I then added $11$ to $14$ to get $25$ which is another
square number and carried on like this.
Martha sent in a drawing of her circle which is the same as
William's answer, just written in a different way:
Dominic from Stonehill took a
Brandon, Antonia and Oliver from Mayhill
Junior used a similar method to Dominic. Emilie and
Bethany from Alverstoke Junior School said:
Very well done to you all.