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# Butterfly Flowers

I noticed there were eight butterflies which all had the number 10 on them, so I put one on each flower.

I picked two butterflies and added their numbers together.

I noticed that if I added two blue butterflies together I didn't get a flower total.
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Age 5 to 7

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*Butterfly Flowers printable sheet*

Look at these butterflies and flowers. All of them have a number.

Can you find two butterflies to go on each flower so that the butterfly numbers add to the flower number?

Which pair of butterflies has no flower to go to? Why?

Which flower cannot have a pair of butterflies on it? Why?

Click below to see how three children started this task:

**Zac said:**

I noticed there were eight butterflies which all had the number 10 on them, so I put one on each flower.

**Mona said:**

I picked two butterflies and added their numbers together.

**Anita said:**

I noticed that if I added two blue butterflies together I didn't get a flower total.

Did you start the problem in the same way as any of these children?

What do you think about each method?

Andrew decorated 20 biscuits to take to a party. He lined them up and put icing on every second biscuit and different decorations on other biscuits. How many biscuits weren't decorated?