# Using Wonder to Promote Curiosity

### Using wonder to promote curiosity

As teachers, we often like to share something spectacular with students in order to get a "wow". However, rather than a punchline, this could be the starting point for students to explore and explain, helping them to realise the power of mathematics as a tool to make sense of the world.

##### Age 7 to 14

Challenge Level

The Number Jumbler can always work out your chosen symbol. Can you work out how?

##### Age 7 to 14

Challenge Level

Think of a number and follow the machine's instructions... I know what your number is! Can you explain how I know?

##### Age 11 to 14

Challenge Level

Think of a number and follow my instructions. Tell me your answer, and I'll tell you what you started with! Can you explain how I know?

##### Age 11 to 14

Challenge Level

Take a look at the video and try to find a sequence of moves that will untangle the ropes.

##### Age 11 to 16

Challenge Level

It would be nice to have a strategy for disentangling any tangled ropes...

##### Age 14 to 18

Challenge Level

Can you tangle yourself up and reach any fraction?