# Random Spectacular! - July 2012, Stage 1&2

This month we've chosen some old favourites as well as some new ideas. They're just right to round off the school year, and can be used in the classroom or at home during the holidays.

## Problems

### Curve Spotting

##### Stage: 1 Challenge Level:

Can you spot circles, spirals and other types of curves in these photos?

### Doing and Undoing

##### Stage: 1 Challenge Level:

An investigation looking at doing and undoing mathematical operations focusing on doubling, halving, adding and subtracting.

### Ordering Cards

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

This problem is designed to help children to learn, and to use, the two and three times tables.

### Cuisenaire Spirals

##### Stage: 2 Challenge Level:

Can you make arrange Cuisenaire rods so that they make a 'spiral' with right angles at the corners?

### Exploring Number Patterns You Make

##### Stage: 2 Challenge Level:

Explore Alex's number plumber. What questions would you like to ask? What do you think is happening to the numbers?

### Making Spirals

##### Stage: 2 Challenge Level:

Can you make a spiral for yourself? Explore some different ways to create your own spiral pattern and explore differences between different spirals.