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These two group activities use mathematical reasoning - one is numerical, one geometric.

Exploring Wild & Wonderful Number Patterns

EWWNP means Exploring Wild and Wonderful Number Patterns Created by Yourself! Investigate what happens if we create number patterns using some simple rules.


Place this "worm" on the 100 square and find the total of the four squares it covers. Keeping its head in the same place, what other totals can you make?

Throw a 100

Age 7 to 11 Challenge Level:

Why do this problem?

This activity is excellent for providing an interesting scenario for pupils to use and explore their knowledge of numbers in the context of addition and multiplication.

Possible approach

It would be good to have the practical activity available and see how scores are made and calculated

Key questions

I see you've done a number of calculations, can you tell me about them.

Possible extension

Pupils to suggest other similar problems with slight changes and then they test to see if there are possible answers.

Possible support