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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?

A Rod and a Pole

Age 7 to 11 Challenge Level:

A lady has a steel rod that she knows to be exactly $3$ units long, and a wooden pole that she knows is exactly $13$ units long. Her only tools are a pencil and a saw.

Steel rod, wooden pole, saw and pencil.

She needs an $8$ unit long wooden pole. She finds that is not possible to mark the steel rod, but she can draw on the wooden pole.

How can she measure out the $8$ unit pole?