"Tell me the next two numbers in each of these seven minor spells",
chanted the Mathemagician, "And the great spell will crumble away!"
Can you help Anna and David break the spell?
Exploring and predicting folding, cutting and punching holes and
There are seven pots of plants in a greenhouse. They have lost
their labels. Perhaps you can help re-label them.
Many pupils seemed to have taken an
initial logical step and decided that you can put $16$ of each
shape into the square frame.This is true if the shapes are put into
the smallest square they can fit in and then fit $16$ of these
small squares into the large square frame.
Some of these solutions were sent in by
Deanna from Merseyside Primary School, Cerys and Leah from Lees
Hill Primary Schools, Vachini from Riverside School and Simran from
But other pupils obviously thought differently
and went about it in different ways. Elizabeth from Cape Cod
Academy in US found she could use $28$ triangles. Alex from Lees
Hill Primary school found a way of using $24$ triangles. Just as I
was putting these comments altogether we received this from Jemma
in Island School (I think in Hong Kong):
Heer, Heledd, Sarah, Nirali from St Stephen's
Carramar, Australia sent in this solution.
Thank you all for sending these solutions in
during the summer, perhaps when you were on holiday! Others may
like to take a second look and decide on a sure way of getting all