These two group activities use mathematical reasoning - one is
numerical, one geometric.
An investigation involving adding and subtracting sets of consecutive numbers. Lots to find out, lots to explore.
EWWNP means Exploring Wild and Wonderful Number Patterns Created by Yourself! Investigate what happens if we create number patterns using some simple rules.
I collected eight of the bean bags. "Do they really have beans
in?" I asked. They did not know and neither did I. Never mind.
I suggested that we put them in the hoops. Four ended up being
in the blue hoop, six in the red hoop so that two were in the
We went on to talk about how many were in the blue and how many
were in the red and how the ones in the middle seemed to be counted
twice. Try this for yourself.
Well it was time to use the yellow hoop that had been
I suggested we made sure that there were four in the blue, five
in the red and six in the yellow. So we all tried and then ...?
Well have a go at this one.
As always we then have to ask "I wonder what would happen if
This month it's very easy to invent new ideas, for example, "I
wonder what would happen if I used a different number of objects?"
You could go about this in order and try six objects and then
seven, you've done eight so move on to nine ...
Any other ideas?