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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.


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?

Rabbits in the Pen

Age 7 to 11 Challenge Level:

How about trying with one floppy brown first. How many of the other types of rabbits would this mean there are?
Does this work? If not, you could try with two floppy browns.
How will you record what you are trying?
You could use counters or blocks for the different kinds of rabbits. Or you could use symbols or simple pictures on paper.