### Biscuit Decorations

Andrew decorated 20 biscuits to take to a party. He lined them up and put icing on every second biscuit and different decorations on other biscuits. How many biscuits weren't decorated?

### Constant Counting

You can make a calculator count for you by any number you choose. You can count by ones to reach 24. You can count by twos to reach 24. What else can you count by to reach 24?

### Skip Counting

Find the squares that Froggie skips onto to get to the pumpkin patch. She starts on 3 and finishes on 30, but she lands only on a square that has a number 3 more than the square she skips from.

# Six in a Circle

### Why do this problem?

This problem is a useful one when children are being introduced to, or continuing work, on multiples (and factors). It could be illustrated practically with real chairs and children holding numbered cards.

### Key questions

Can you think of a good way to record this?
How about using counters numbered $1$ to $30$ or writing $1$ to $30$ on bits of paper and arranging them?
Can you think of a link to factors and multiples which may help?
Is $6$ a factor of $30$? Is $4$ a factor of $30$?

### Possible extension

Learners could try with other numbers besides $6$ and $4$. If they find these problems straightforward they could try this problem about multiples and other sets of numbers.

### Possible support

Many children will find it helpful to draw out the six chairs and use numbered counters (or numbered bits of paper) to find out what happens. Encourage quick recording before the bits of paper get blown away!