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Freedom and Constraints

In this feature, we have chosen some resources from the Freedom and Constraints pathway on Wild Maths.

Take a look at Introducing Creativity in the Classroom to find out more about Wild Maths, and for suggestions of NRICH tasks we recommend if you want to promote creativity in your classroom. 

Introducing Creativity in the Classroom link

Introducing Creativity in the Classroom 

Stage: 3, 4 and 5 Challenge Level: Challenge Level:1

Learn all about Wild Maths and how you can support mathematical creativity in the classroom

13 Steps link

13 Steps 

Stage: 3 and 4

I wonder if there's a different way to climb 13 steps for each day of the year... Solving this problem might lead you to a famous number sequence.

Measuring with Rods link

Measuring with Rods 

Stage: 3 and 4

How many different lengths is it possible to measure with a set of three rods? Explore this problem, and make some discoveries about number bases.

Cinema Sweets link

Cinema Sweets 

Stage: 3 and 4

Charlie has 3 coins in his pocket that add up to 32p - what could they be? Come and explore this and other exciting questions about the maths of partitioning.

Heavy Pockets link

Heavy Pockets 

Stage: 3 and 4

In a world with just pennies, your purse or pockets would be very heavy. Two-coin systems make life much easier... Which coins would you choose?