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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.


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?

Number Juggle

Age 7 to 11 Challenge Level:

Correct solutions were sent in by Jade and Sarah from Willaston Primary School, Isle Of Man and Gemma from Annesley College, South Australia

Annabelle also from Annesley College, South Australia explained the process:

"We started with the 90's because it was less then 100 but still close to the numbers in the box. We tried all different starting points and ended up with 99. To see if 99 worked we took 99 from 127 which gave us 28. Then we took 28 from 201 which gave us 173."