Some children were playing a game. Make a graph or picture to show
how many ladybirds each child had.
A hundred square has been printed on both sides of a piece of
paper. What is on the back of 100? 58? 23? 19?
If you split the square into these two pieces, it is possible to fit the pieces together again to make a new shape. How many new shapes can you make?
Charlie thinks that a six comes up less often than the other
numbers on the dice. Have a look at the results of the test his
class did to see if he was right.
Use the two sets of data to find out how many children there are in
Classes 5, 6 and 7.
Harry and Chiu both reasoned through their solutions clearly, and Chiu demonstrates the power of diagrams.
Go to last month's problems to see more solutions.
Written for teachers, this article discusses mathematical
representations and takes, in the second part of the article,
examples of reception children's own representations.
This article for teachers describes a project which explores
thepower of storytelling to convey concepts and ideas to children.
The aim of the game is to slide the green square from the top right
hand corner to the bottom left hand corner in the least number of