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Prompt Cards

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

Consecutive Numbers

An investigation involving adding and subtracting sets of consecutive numbers. Lots to find out, lots to explore.

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.

On Target

Age 7 to 11
Challenge Level

Why do this problem?

This activity is another opportunity for the children to work and record results logically. This problem lends itself to using a table to organise possible solutions.

Possible approach

A straightforward presentation and then when the pupils have proceeded so far then gather together and discuss what they have found to be a good idea in trying to get many solutions.

Key questions

What method have you used?

Possible extension

Pupils can be encouraged to invent variations making slight changes.

Possible support

Calculators.