# Analysing Alternative Approaches - November 2011, Stage 2&3

This month, we invite you to consider a variety of ways of approaching the tasks, and encourage you to reflect on the merits of different routes to solutions.

## Problems

### How Tall?

##### Stage: 1 and 2 Challenge Level:

A group of children are discussing the height of a tall tree. How would you go about finding out its height?

### Eye View

##### Stage: 2 Challenge Level:

Why does the tower look a different size in each of these pictures?

### Forgot the Numbers

##### Stage: 2 Challenge Level:

On my calculator I divided one whole number by another whole number and got the answer 3.125. If the numbers are both under 50, what are they?

### Fitted

##### Stage: 2 Challenge Level:

Nine squares with side lengths 1, 4, 7, 8, 9, 10, 14, 15, and 18 cm can be fitted together to form a rectangle. What are the dimensions of the rectangle?

##### Stage: 2 and 3 Challenge Level:

Watch our videos of multiplication methods that you may not have met before. Can you make sense of them?

### Going Round in Circles

##### Stage: 3 Challenge Level:

Mathematicians are always looking for efficient methods for solving problems. How efficient can you be?

### Odds, Evens and More Evens

##### Stage: 3 Challenge Level:

Alison, Bernard and Charlie have been exploring sequences of odd and even numbers, which raise some intriguing questions...

### What's it Worth?

##### Stage: 3 and 4 Challenge Level:

There are lots of different methods to find out what the shapes are worth - how many can you find?