# Working with Patterns

### Domino Patterns

##### Stage: 1 Challenge Level:

What patterns can you make with a set of dominoes?

### Poly Plug Pattern

##### Stage: 1 Challenge Level:

Create a pattern on the left-hand grid. How could you extend your pattern on the right-hand grid?

### The Animals' Sports Day

##### Stage: 1 Challenge Level:

One day five small animals in my garden were going to have a sports day. They decided to have a swimming race, a running race, a high jump and a long jump.

### I Like ...

##### Stage: 1 Challenge Level:

Mr Gilderdale is playing a game with his class. What rule might he have chosen? How would you test your idea?

### Our Numbers

##### Stage: 1 Challenge Level:

These spinners will give you the tens and unit digits of a number. Can you choose sets of numbers to collect so that you spin six numbers belonging to your sets in as few spins as possible?

### Walking Round a Triangle

##### Stage: 1 Challenge Level:

This ladybird is taking a walk round a triangle. Can you see how much he has turned when he gets back to where he started?

### Ring a Ring of Numbers

##### Stage: 1 Challenge Level:

Choose four of the numbers from 1 to 9 to put in the squares so that the differences between joined squares are odd.

### Caterpillars

##### Stage: 1 Challenge Level:

These caterpillars have 16 parts. What different shapes do they make if each part lies in the small squares of a 4 by 4 square?

### What's in a Name?

##### Stage: 1 Challenge Level:

Here's a very elementary code that requires young children to read a table, and look for similarities and differences.

### Light the Lights

##### Stage: 1 Challenge Level:

Investigate which numbers make these lights come on. What is the smallest number you can find that lights up all the lights?

### Lots of Lollies

##### Stage: 1 Challenge Level:

Frances and Rishi were given a bag of lollies. They shared them out evenly and had one left over. How many lollies could there have been in the bag?

### 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.

### Count the Digits

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

In this investigation we are going to count the number of 1s, 2s, 3s etc in numbers. Can you predict what will happen?

### School Fair Necklaces

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

How many possible necklaces can you find? And how do you know you've found them all?

### Nim-7

##### Stage: 1, 2 and 3 Challenge Level:

Can you work out how to win this game of Nim? Does it matter if you go first or second?