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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.


Let's suppose that you are going to have a magazine which has 16 pages of A5 size. Can you find some different ways to make these pages? Investigate the pattern for each if you number the pages.


Place four pebbles on the sand in the form of a square. Keep adding as few pebbles as necessary to double the area. How many extra pebbles are added each time?

Triangular Hexagons

Age 7 to 11
Challenge Level
Have you drawn the next hexagon?
How about making a table to show the numbers you've found?
Perhaps think about the number of dots first. Can you explain why they increase in the way they do?