Prompt Cards

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

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.

Worms

Place this "worm" on the 100 square and find the total of the four squares it covers. Keeping its head in the same place, what other totals can you make?

Function Machines

Age 7 to 11 Challenge Level:

You might like to start with $5$. Follow the operations in order - add $3$, multiply by $5$, take away $2$. What comes out?
How could you get from $2$ to $22$ ? Will those same operations turn $3$ into $28$?