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Take a counter and surround it by a ring of other counters that MUST touch two others. How many are needed?

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These squares have been made from Cuisenaire rods. Can you describe the pattern? What would the next square look like?


We can arrange dots in a similar way to the 5 on a dice and they usually sit quite well into a rectangular shape. How many altogether in this 3 by 5? What happens for other sizes?

Dotty Circle

Age 7 to 11
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Why not watch the film again and concentrate on the distance from the spot to the horizontal axis?
Is there only one answer?
It might help to draw some sketches of your own.