There are to be 6 homes built on a new development site. They could
be semi-detached, detached or terraced houses. How many different
combinations of these can you find?
Start with four numbers at the corners of a square and put the
total of two corners in the middle of that side. Keep going... Can
you estimate what the size of the last four numbers will be?
Find a great variety of ways of asking questions which make 8.
Well done to all of you who found a
solution to this challenge. Chloe and Mia from Scotts Primary
School both managed to solve this challenge whilst in competition
with Mrs Briggs, the teaching assistant. They both finished really
quickly apparently and were really pleased with themselves (quite
rightly!). Their teacher, Miss Lilley, and the rest of
the class were very proud of them!
Zareah from St Joseph's Convent gave us
some good general advice:
Milo and Darren from SVS used a similar
method to Zareah. Angus from West Linton Primary used this strategy
for solving the problem:
What a good idea, Angus. This estimation
really helped you! Here is Angus' picture of the
Lisa, who didn't give her school,
described a very convincing way of working out the
Very well explained, Lisa. We can see
that this is the same solution as Angus', just rotated. A pupil
from Wootton Upper School had a slightly different