This investigation explores using different shapes as the hands of
the clock. What things occur as the the hands move.
Do you know the rhyme about ten green bottles hanging on a wall? If
the first bottle fell at ten past five and the others fell down at
5 minute intervals, what time would the last bottle fall down?
My cousin was 24 years old on Friday April 5th in 1974. On what day
of the week was she born?
Even though this challenge is about times on
clocks, the display on a calculator will help you to explore the
patterns more easily than trying to write the numbers on paper. So
grab a calculator and punch in some "times". A little hand mirror
can help check for symmetry and reflections too.
Email us to let us
know what you find! Please don't worry that your solution is not
"complete" - we'd like to hear about anything you have tried.
Teachers - you might like to send in a summary of your children's