Consecutive Numbers

An investigation involving adding and subtracting sets of consecutive numbers. Lots to find out, lots to explore.

Tea Cups

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.

Exploring Wild & Wonderful Number Patterns

EWWNP means Exploring Wild and Wonderful Number Patterns Created by Yourself! Investigate what happens if we create number patterns using some simple rules.

Building with Rods

Stage: 2 Challenge Level:

We have three rods that are each $2$ units long.

The different colours are used to make the diagrams clearer and they always remain in the same place i.e the blue as the bottom layer, the green as the top layer and the red as the middle layer.

The challenge is to find how many different ways you can stack these rods.

The rule is that a small cube must sit squarely on top of another small cube.

It does not matter if they are likely to topple over.

Both these two arrangements fit the rule.

However, these two arrangements do not fit the rule as the rods have to be lined up squarely and each little cube must sit on top of one other cube and not overlap two cubes.

How can you convince someone that you have found all the possibilities?