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Three groups of children put a lot of thought into this problem. They were: Ella, Luke, Richard and Sebastian from St Nicolas CE Junior School; Jessica and Emily from Aldermaston CE Primary and Burcu from FMV Ozel Erenkoy Isik Ilkogretim Okulu in Turkey.
The pupils from St Nicolas and Burcu started in the same way by numbering the cards as the hint suggests:
Burcu said:According to the wishes of Kim, Wim, Jim and Tim they can have the following cards:
Pupils from St Nicolas School wrote:We found it easier to cut out the cards to find out how to share them out fairly. We had two ways which we thought were fair.
Jessica and Emily used a similar method to try to share out the butterflies. They said:
Another possibility would be to change the features that the children want. Burcu suggested that the butterflies could be shared in the following way: