Is there a best way to stack cans? What do different supermarkets
do? How high can you safely stack the cans?
An investigation involving adding and subtracting sets of consecutive numbers. Lots to find out, lots to explore.
Place the 16 different combinations of cup/saucer in this 4 by 4 arrangement so that no row or column contains more than one cup or saucer of the same colour.
We had some good responses from the John
Cabot Academy in Bristol UK.
Hannah and Mary wrote:
Jess and Katie added:
Connor, Ben, Ray, Natty, Aimee and Laura
said that $14$ in triangles was best.
But Emily and Megan said that their solution
was to build a fence around the trangular trees, so you can get at
least $16$ trees in there. I guess that many more ideas came to
people's minds but were not sent in. Remember we are very
interested in whatever comes out of these explorations.