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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?

Sorting the Numbers

Age 5 to 11 Challenge Level:
What patterns or relationships have you come across?
Why are these relationships occurring?
What happens when you rotate the smaller/larger square?
What happens when you shift the smaller/larger square up or down?