Freedom and Constraints

Freedom and Constraints


In this feature, we have chosen some resources from the Freedom and Constraints pathway on Wild Maths.

Take a look at Introducing Creativity in the Classroom to find out more about Wild Maths, and for suggestions of NRICH tasks we recommend if you want to promote creativity in your classroom. 

Introducing Creativity in the Classroom 

Age 11 to 18 Challenge Level:
Learn all about Wild Maths and how you can support mathematical creativity in the classroom

13 Steps 

Age 11 to 16
I wonder if there's a different way to climb 13 steps for each day of the year... Solving this problem might lead you to a famous number sequence.

Measuring with Rods 

Age 11 to 16
How many different lengths is it possible to measure with a set of three rods? Explore this problem, and make some discoveries about number bases.

Cinema Sweets 

Age 11 to 16
Charlie has 3 coins in his pocket that add up to 32p - what could they be? Come and explore this and other exciting questions about the maths of partitioning.

Heavy Pockets 

Age 11 to 16
In a world with just pennies, your purse or pockets would be very heavy. Two-coin systems make life much easier... Which coins would you choose?