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Age 7 to 11

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This
activity makes interesting use of multiplication facts.
The challenge can easily be used without the connection
with fractions and by just dealing with the denominators.

Tell me about the numbers you've found.

For more advanced/experienced/older pupils, challenge them to
find the number of different combinations according to:-

the number of fractions that are
allowed to be multiplied together;

the range of numbers that are
allowed to be used.

If you pursue this you may come across the addition of
triangular numbers [to make pyramid numbers] and then
the addition of these [pyramid] numbers, and so on!

Calculators may be supportive for those pupils without fast
recall of facts.

EWWNP means Exploring Wild and Wonderful Number Patterns Created by Yourself! Investigate what happens if we create number patterns using some simple rules.

This challenge asks you to investigate the total number of cards that would be sent if four children send one to all three others. How many would be sent if there were five children? Six?

If you had any number of ordinary dice, what are the possible ways of making their totals 6? What would the product of the dice be each time?