This challenging activity involves finding different ways to distribute fifteen items among four sets, when the sets must include three, four, five and six items.
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Stage: 2 and 3 Challenge Level:
Well, what a lovely surprise! I wrote this activity over three years ago and had more able pupils in mind. How lovely to get an email in February 2014 from Jess and Casey who are in Year 4 at The Globe Primary, Lancing, West Sussex in the U.K.
Well done Jess and Casey, that's really good work, I wonder how long it took you? I really hope you enjoyed the journey of solving it!
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