You may also like

problem icon

Star Find

Can you see which tile is the odd one out in this design? Using the basic tile, can you make a repeating pattern to decorate our wall?

problem icon

Same Shapes

How can these shapes be cut in half to make two shapes the same shape and size? Can you find more than one way to do it?

problem icon

L-ateral Thinking

Try this interactive strategy game for 2

Turning Man

Stage: 1 Challenge Level: Challenge Level:1

Etta from Rosendale Primary School wrote to tell us that you must click once for the first picture, twice for the second picture (the one on the right-hand side), three times for the third man and four times for the last picture at the bottom.

Alice from Perse Girls' Senior School went on to explain:

... you can continue turning it so if the first position took $1$ turn then you turn him another $4$ turns so he's in the same position.

Rafi from Ohlone Elementary School in U.S. said:

When his head is turning right, you turn it once, and then start counting by fours.  If it's pointing upwards, just count by fours.  If it's pointing downwards, count two, then count by fours.  If it's pointing left, count three, and then count by fours.  It is easy because, every time, you count how many get to that direction, and then start counting by fours.

Eleanor sent the following:

I found out that the pattern is adding 4.


This is because he was turning a quarter each time and there are 4 quarters in a whole. There is infinity answers.

Thank you for your well explained responses.