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.
Can you arrange fifteen of the pieces round a track
like this so that all the touching domino pieces add to $6$ and the
ends join up?
You will have six pieces left over.
Using the same twenty-one pieces, can you now make
all the joins add to $7$? Which six pieces will you have to leave
Can you now make all the
joins add to $5$ using the twenty-one pieces? Which six pieces will
you have to leave out now?
Now can you make all the
joins add to make an even number? What about all the joins adding
to make an odd number?
You may find our
Dominoes Environment useful for working on this problem.