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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.


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?

Dice and Spinner Numbers

Age 7 to 11 Challenge Level:

We haven't received any solutions to this one yet. Do let us know if you come up with anything.

We have, however, received an investigation created by Ciara and Lily from Gresham Primary School, which has links to this challenge.  They say:

If I spun both spinners and added the two numbers together what is the most frequently occurring answer?
What is the probability of these results?
What is the most systematic way of doing this?

This is a great challenge, thank you for sending it in to us!

If you need to save time for yourself or you would like to look at the kinds of things that happen here I've printed for you the results for the sum ( 1 up to 8)