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Two Dots

Stage: 2 Challenge Level: Challenge Level:1

Two Dots


Place eight counters on this diagram, so that there are only two counters on each straight line and only two counters on each circle.


Why do this problem?

This problem is very accessible and is a good way of giving children confidence in working systematically.

Key questions

Have you checked that there are two counters on all the lines/circles?
Can you find another way of doing it?

Possible extension

Those who finish very quickly could try this tougher problem which also uses counters.

Possible support

Print off this board for children to use with counters.