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Why do this problem?
requires logical thought and clear thinking rather than any mathematical knowledge or calculation. Learners will benefit from working on it in pairs so that they are able to talk through their ideas with a partner. This
should be useful for working on. Colouring the flowers might be helpful.
Why not number the pots so they are easier to talk about?
Would it be a good idea to sort out what facts you really know?
Why not pencil in the possible letters by the pots even if it might apply to more than one flower?
Pupils could use this sheet
, colouring the flowers and then pencilling in the possible letters by the pots.