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.
Jamie from Waddington Redwood Primary told
I used a 1p and two 2p coins for 5p.
I used four 2p coins for 8p.
I used five 2p coins and a 1p for 11p.
Pranav from Vardhana School looked at how many
different ways you can make each total:
This is really helpful, Pranav. Pranav then
went on to make a table of the number of ways the values from 1 up
to 14 could be made with the coins. However, it's very difficult to
make sure that we don't count some ways which are the same
Meg used Pranav's method to find all the ways
of making 8 and 11 with these coins, and wrote a