Three children are going to buy some plants for their birthdays. They will plant them within circular paths. How could they do this?
If you split the square into these two pieces, it is possible to fit the pieces together again to make a new shape. How many new shapes can you make?
How many different ways can you find to join three equilateral triangles together? Can you convince us that you have found them all?
You found several different ways to help
find the solution to this problem.
Lydia and Megan from Moorfield drew pictures
of the buttons and numbered each button according to the order it
was done up. They found six ways:
Some of you described the buttons as
'top', 'middle' and 'bottom' then made a list of all the possible
ways of doing them up. For example, Abbie from Oakthorpe
Then there were those of you who
labelled your buttons as $1$, $2$ and $3$, like Yousef at Levendale
Primary who wrote:
Karnan from Stag Lane Junior School explained
how he knew he had all the possibilities:
Well done all of you. Kurtis from
Moorfield School and Demi from Tudhoe Grange rightly pointed
out that we were presuming we wanted to do up all three
buttons. Kurtis asks:
What a great question, Kurtis!