Skip over navigation
Guide and features
Guide and features
Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics
Featured Early Years Foundation Stage; US Kindergarten
Featured UK Key Stage 1&2; US Grades 1-5
Featured UK Key Stage 3-5; US Grades 6-12
Featured UK Key Stage 1, US Grade 1 & 2
Featured UK Key Stage 2; US Grade 3-5
Featured UK Key Stages 3 & 4; US Grade 6-10
Featured UK Key Stage 4 & 5; US Grade 11 & 12
World of Tan 12 - All in a Fluff
Children you might like to:
investigate which different types of rabbits there are;
survey your friends about the pets they have - find ways of showing this information;
If the rabbits caught are housed in hutches holding eight of them then 4 rabbits will be left out; while if the rabbits are housed in hutches holding five of them then only 3 go are left out. How many rabbits are there?
What is the best way to house all rabbits?
Parents you might like to:
talk through the trials and tribulations of keeping pets
list the different types of animals, what their young are called and what they usually live in - e.g. fowl, chicken, coop
find out all you can about the year of the rabbit
seek out March Hare, White Rabbit and other creatures from Wonderland
Teachers you might like to:
introduce the Fibonacci sequence through the legend of rabbit keeping;
explore the myth surrounding rabbits and good luck/ good fortune; .
consider the role of the rabbit in literature and song
investigate the different designs suitable for a hutch
construct different curves of pursuit as the proverbial dog chases the rabbit. [Try varying the speed of each animal]
Meet the team
The NRICH Project aims to enrich the mathematical experiences of all learners. To support this aim, members of the NRICH team work in a wide range of capacities, including providing professional development for teachers wishing to embed rich mathematical tasks into everyday classroom practice. More information on many of our other activities can be found here.
Register for our mailing list
Copyright © 1997 - 2014. University of Cambridge. All rights reserved.
NRICH is part of the family of activities in the
Millennium Mathematics Project