### Prompt Cards

These two group activities use mathematical reasoning - one is numerical, one geometric.

### Consecutive Numbers

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

### 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.

# Number Daisy

## Number Daisy

 This is a special Daisy because you can make all the numbers from 1 to 25. You are only allowed to add neighbours (numbers touching each other) and you can only use one of each number in a sum.

We can make all the numbers from 1 to 25 using this Daisy.
1 = 1
2 = 2
3 = 1 + 2
4 = 4
5 = 5
6 = 2 + 4
7 = 1 + 2 + 4
8 = 5 + 1 + 2
9 = 4 + 5
10 = 7 + 1 + 2
11 = 5 + 4 + 2
12 = 5 + 4 + 2 + 1
13 = 7 + 6
14 = 7 + 6 + 1
15 = 7 + 6 + 2
16 = 7 + 6 + 2 + 1
17 = 7 + 5 + 4 + 1
18 = 7 + 5 + 4 + 2
19 = 7 + 5 + 4 + 2 + 1
20 = 5 + 7 + 6 + 2
21 = 5 + 7 + 6 + 2 + 1
22 = 4 + 5 + 7 + 6
23 = 5 + 7 + 6 + 1 + 4
24 = 5 + 7 + 6 + 2 + 4
25 = 5 + 7 + 6 + 2 + 4 + 1
Can you do better than this with a different set of numbers?
The challenge is to find six numbers to go in the Daisy from which you can make all the numbers from 1 to a number bigger than 25.

This task was found in one of Brian Bolt's books and developed by MEDIAN in their collection of interesting number resources.