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Whose Face?

Stage: 1 Challenge Level: Challenge Level:1

Why do this problem?

This problem encourages children to use logical reasoning and work systematically. It could be a good way of improving this mathematical skill without learners worrying about mathematics or numbers.

Key questions

Who has small eyes?
Who else looks sad?
Are you able to tell which face is Jill's?

Possible extension

Children could try A Bag of Marbles next.

Possible support

You could use this sheet to help. It contains the pictures of the faces along with name labels and the clues.