Three children are going to buy some plants for their birthdays. They will plant them within circular paths. How could they do this?
Have a go at this well-known challenge. Can you swap the frogs and toads in as few slides and jumps as possible?
This challenge extends the Plants investigation so now four or more children are involved.
This activity has been particularly created for the most able. (The pupils that you come across in many classrooms just once every few years.) It is seen as a possible follow on from More Children and Plants.
So, set yourself a challenge like;
"Distribute $15$ objects among four sets having $3$ in one, $4$ in another, $5$ in another and $6$ in the last."
Then take this further by having five sets with the extra set having just $1$ object.
You'll be able to think of your own examples too.
Perhaps most important is to formulate some generalisations that can tested.