### Prompt Cards

These two group activities use mathematical reasoning - one is numerical, one geometric.

### Consecutive Numbers

An investigation involving adding and subtracting sets of consecutive numbers. Lots to find out, lots to explore.

### 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.

# Magic Circles

### Why do this problem?

This problem gives pupils chance to practise addition and subtraction, but also gives opportunities for conjecturing, proving and generalising.

### Key questions

Which numbers are on both the blue and red circles?
What does this tell you about the other four numbers?
What have you tried so far?

### Possible extension

Encourage learners to ask their own "What if ...?" questions and to pursue answers to them.

### Possible support

It might help to have a copy of the circles printed out or drawn on paper/a miniwhiteboard and for children to use digit cards to move around in the different positions.