How far have these students walked by the time the teacher's car
reaches them after their bus broke down?
A Rod and a Pole
Stage: 2 Challenge Level:
You could start by drawing a line $13$ cm long (to represent the
pole) and cutting a strip of paper $3$ cm long (to represent the
What total lengths can you produce by marking off lengths of the
rod on the pole?
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NRICH team work in a wide range of capacities, including providing professional development for teachers wishing to
embed rich mathematical tasks into everyday classroom practice. More information on many of our other activities
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