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Folding Flowers 1

Age 7 to 11
Challenge Level

We had a number of good pieces of work sent in, in the form of pictures. Sam and Millie from Barnby Road Academy wrote to say:

First we made the shapes out of the different coloured paper and then we sorted them into the groups of three: large yellow, medium blue and small yellow or the opposite way round. We sorted the groups so that you can see every shape by putting them in the middle of the larger shape.

After that we sorted the groups into a flower. The groups are the petals and we used the original pattern (see second line) four times:

Helen from Oakmere Primary School sent in this:

Pupils from St George's Junior School sent in these three:


Zakary, Vidura and Alex and Jack, and Emily from Fernwood Primary and Nursery sent in these:

Hello and welcome to our nrich activity of Folding Flowers 1! We have our solutions! We have come to a decision that there are actually infinite solutions, due to the fact that you can actually move the petals any distance from each other. We really enjoyed solving this problem!

Year 5 at St Gabriel's School sent in these:

Thank you all for sending in all you wonderful creations. Well done!