# Exploring and Justifying at KS2

Children benefit from being given opportunities to talk about their thinking.  As this thinking becomes more sophisticated it is even more important that children develop good habits in explaining their work.

### Exploring Wild & Wonderful Number Patterns

##### Stage: 2 Challenge Level:

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

### Planning a School Trip

##### Stage: 2 Challenge Level:

You are organising a school trip and you need to write a letter to parents to let them know about the day. Use the cards to gather all the information you need.

### Ip Dip

##### Stage: 1 and 2 Challenge Level:

"Ip dip sky blue! Who's 'it'? It's you!" Where would you position yourself so that you are 'it' if there are two players? Three players ...?

### Sitting Round the Party Tables

##### Stage: 1 and 2 Challenge Level:

Sweets are given out to party-goers in a particular way. Investigate the total number of sweets received by people sitting in different positions.

### Half Time

##### Stage: 1 and 2 Challenge Level:

What could the half time scores have been in these Olympic hockey matches?

### Three Neighbours

##### Stage: 2 Challenge Level:

Look at three 'next door neighbours' amongst the counting numbers. Add them together. What do you notice?

### This Pied Piper of Hamelin

##### Stage: 2 Challenge Level:

Investigate the different numbers of people and rats there could have been if you know how many legs there are altogether!