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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.


There are to be 6 homes built on a new development site. They could be semi-detached, detached or terraced houses. How many different combinations of these can you find?

Mobile Numbers

Age 5 to 11 Challenge Level:

Is there a repeating pattern in the number you've created? You could look to see if the first digit appears again anywhere else in the number, for example.
You could also look for symmetrical patterns of numbers.
You could carry on and generate more digits in the number to check if the pattern continues.
You might like to use a calculator!