These two group activities use mathematical reasoning - one is
numerical, one geometric.
An investigation involving adding and subtracting sets of consecutive numbers. Lots to find out, lots to explore.
EWWNP means Exploring Wild and Wonderful Number Patterns Created by Yourself! Investigate what happens if we create number patterns using some simple rules.
This problem encouraged you to work as a
group, discussing and sharing different calculation strategies.
There may be several different ways of working out the answer to a
particular calculation; some are more efficient than others. Can
you find different ways of working out the answer to the questions?
Look at different types of questions, such as the ones given in the
problem. Are the same methods always the most efficient?
William and Conner from St Patrick's
R.C. Primary School submitted their solution:
William and Conner tackled these problems by
splitting the numbers into more familiar-and easier to handle-
numbers. They then dealt with these separately and combined the
Ben, Aeron, Isla and Emily School from St Mary
Redcliffe Primary explained how they worked out their answers to
the calculations on the cards:
The Maths Group at St Teresa's in Surrey had
some slightly different methods:
Very well done. I wonder which
method you prefer in each case? Or perhaps you have a
method that you think works even better for you?