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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.


Let's suppose that you are going to have a magazine which has 16 pages of A5 size. Can you find some different ways to make these pages? Investigate the pattern for each if you number the pages.


Place four pebbles on the sand in the form of a square. Keep adding as few pebbles as necessary to double the area. How many extra pebbles are added each time?

Millennium Man

Age 7 to 11 Challenge Level:

Why do this problem?

This problem is a challenging one for children who are familiar with the measurement of time and calendars.

Key questions

How often do leap years occur?
What day of the week was the 1st January 2001 ... 1st January 2002 etc.?
What happens after $28$ years?