### 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.

### I'm Eight

Find a great variety of ways of asking questions which make 8.

### Dice and Spinner Numbers

If you had any number of ordinary dice, what are the possible ways of making their totals 6? What would the product of the dice be each time?

# Ordering Cards

##### Stage: 1 and 2 Challenge Level:
This challenge obviously led to some interesting explorations! Here's a solution sent in by Maicy, Caitlan and Taryn  from Saxmundham Primary School in England

 Calculation Method Answer 3 x 6 mental 18 18 - 3 mental 15 15 ÷ 3 mental 5 5 x 2 mental 10 10 x 2 mental 20 20 + 1 mental 21 21 ÷ 3 mental 7 7 x 2 mental 14 14 - 2 mental 12 12 ÷ 3 mental 4 4 x 2 mental 8 8 - 5 mental 3

if you use this card from another set $10 \times 3$ the card that follows is $30$.

if you use this card from another set $12 \div 2$ the card what follows is $6$

Myles, Joshua and William  also from  Saxmundham Primary  School from England  also sent in;

 Sum Method Answer 7 x 2 mental 14 14 - 2 mental 12 12 ÷ 3 mental 4 4 x 2 mental 8 8 - 5 mental 3 3 x 6 mental 18 18 - 3 mental 15 15 ÷ 3 mental 5 5 x 2 mental 10 10 x 2 mental 20 20 + 1 mental 21 21 ÷ 3 mental 7

If we used the card from a different set $10 \times 3$ it would make $30$.
If we used $12 ÷ 2$ it would make $6$.

Ashton from Raynsford Voluntary Controlled First School in England sent in this solution;

I started with $8 - 5$ at that $3$ then I found the problem starts with $3$
and that was $3 \times 6$ then I work it out and then I did what you have just done
again so it will be $18 - 3$ then $15 ÷ 3$ then $5 \times 2$ then $10 \times 2$ then $20 + 1$ then $21 ÷ 3$
then $7 \times 2$ then $14 - 2$ then $12 ÷ 3$ then $4 \times 2$ then $8 - 5$ and that is what we started
with at the beginning so we have finish the loop game.

Thank you for these well thought out solutions. Thank you also to those who pointed out that we had slipped up on day $1$ with an incorrect card.