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
Steffi, Emma and Amelia from Girton Glebe
Primary School near Cambridge. We think we have the answer:
What strategy did the girls use to arrive at
that answer? They explain:
That last point is very important! All the
people who wrote in agree with the girls. But Luke shows his
calculations to prove to us that there could be more than one
possible answer. Do you agree with Luke?
Pupils at Alice Smith International
School in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia also worked on the Oranges and
Lemons problem. They agree with Luke. One of the pupils, Kevin,
shows all of the possibilities. They prove that there are in fact
two possibilities but that there are no more.
What they already know:
To make it easy to read the answers, the
pupils use a table:
To show how they arrived at each of these
answers, here are the calculations: