"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
Sweets are given out to party-goers in a particular way. Investigate the total number of sweets received by people sitting in different positions.
In this investigation we are going to count the number of 1s, 2s,
3s etc in numbers. Can you predict what will happen?
In how many different ways can you break up a stick of 7 interlocking cubes? Now try with a stick of 8 cubes and a stick of 6 cubes.
How quickly can you put back the numbers on the hundred square? What's the smartest way to do it?
An investigation involving adding and subtracting sets of consecutive numbers. Lots to find out, lots to explore.
What happens when you add the digits of a number then multiply the
result by 2 and you keep doing this? You could try for different
numbers and different rules.
Place the numbers from 1 to 9 in the squares below so that the difference between joined squares is odd. How many different ways can you do this?
EWWNP means Exploring Wild and Wonderful Number Patterns Created by Yourself! Investigate what happens if we create number patterns using some simple rules.
Investigate and explain the patterns that you see from recording
just the units digits of numbers in the times tables.
Make new patterns from simple turning instructions. You can have a
go using pencil and paper or with a floor robot.
One block is needed to make an up-and-down staircase, with one step
up and one step down. How many blocks would be needed to build an
up-and-down staircase with 5 steps up and 5 steps down?
Explore Alex's number plumber. What questions would you like to
ask? Don't forget to keep visiting NRICH projects site for the
latest developments and questions.
Each light in this interactivity turns on according to a rule. What
happens when you enter different numbers? Can you find the smallest
number that lights up all four lights?
These sixteen children are standing in four lines of four, one
behind the other. They are each holding a card with a number on it.
Can you work out the missing numbers?
Can you make arrange Cuisenaire rods so that they make a 'spiral' with right angles at the corners?
Explore Alex's number plumber. What questions would you like to ask? What do you think is happening to the numbers?
Can you put the numbers 1-5 in the V shape so that both 'arms' have the same total?
Investigate the successive areas of light blue in these diagrams.
How many ways can you find to do up all four buttons on my coat?
How about if I had five buttons? Six ...?
Can you continue this pattern of triangles and begin to predict how
many sticks are used for each new "layer"?