EWWNP means Exploring Wild and Wonderful Number Patterns Created by Yourself! Investigate what happens if we create number patterns using some simple rules.
Find a great variety of ways of asking questions which make 8.
If you had any number of ordinary dice, what are the possible ways
of making their totals 6? What would the product of the dice be
Joshua from Brooklands Primary, Brantham, Suffolk has sent in
his first solution - and it's excellent!
First of all I realised that you couldn't seat 44 people around
15 single tables so I started to work out how many people could sit
around a certain number of tables pushed together. I made this
I then noticed that even if you pushed all the tables together
you could only seat 32 people.
I needed to have a mixture of single tables and tables pushed
together. I guessed at 4 single tables, which would seat 16 people.
That would mean there were still 28 people left, and I only had 11
tables which could sit 24 if pushed together.
Then I saw that 6 single tables would sit 24 people (6x4). I
would have 9 tables left which could sit 20 people if tables pushed
together. That's my solution!
Jade ( Tattingstone Primary, UK) noticed a pattern in the
number of people at the tables too.
Josh ( Ampthill, Bedfordshire) agrees:
First put nine tables together in a line, which will have 20
people sat there. Then have six tables on their own with four
people round each one, That makes another 24 people to give 44
Luke, William and Victoria
(Class 4, Essex) found some different
combinations that worked:
2 single tables, 2 doubles, and 3 triples
1 single table, 4 doubles and 2 triples.
Class 6C of
Loretto Junior School found a few more solutions: