These two group activities use mathematical reasoning - one is
numerical, one geometric.
An investigation involving adding and subtracting sets of consecutive numbers. Lots to find out, lots to explore.
EWWNP means Exploring Wild and Wonderful Number Patterns Created by Yourself! Investigate what happens if we create number patterns using some simple rules.
Using 3 rods of integer lengths, none longer than 10 units and
not using any rod more than once, you can measure all the lengths
in whole units from 1 to 10 units. How many ways can you do
For example with rods of lengths $3, 4, $ and $9$ the
$4-3,$ $9-4-3,$ $3,$ $4,$ $9-3,$ $9-4,$ $3+4,$ $9+3-4,$ $9,$
Using 3 rods of ANY integer lengths, what is the greatest length
N for which you can measure all lengths from 1 to N units
inclusive? Can you beat 10 units? Can you beat the highest value of
N submitted to date?