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Do you know this maths investigation?

Discussion in 'Primary' started by gsm1380, Dec 11, 2011.

  1. Hi. I've been recently looking for a maths investigation that we used during teacher training. It's for KS2...



    Basically the children get a page of squares divided into 4 smaller squares (like a window) and using 3 colours they have to colour in the 4 squares and then keep going until they have covered all possible patterns and colours...does this sound familiar? Does anyone know where I can get info on this as I can't remember how many possibilities there are! I've tried it myself and I think there are 24 but it would be hard on the children if I didn't actually know!!



    Thank you to anyone who has a look! :)
     
  2. Hi. I've been recently looking for a maths investigation that we used during teacher training. It's for KS2...



    Basically the children get a page of squares divided into 4 smaller squares (like a window) and using 3 colours they have to colour in the 4 squares and then keep going until they have covered all possible patterns and colours...does this sound familiar? Does anyone know where I can get info on this as I can't remember how many possibilities there are! I've tried it myself and I think there are 24 but it would be hard on the children if I didn't actually know!!



    Thank you to anyone who has a look! :)
     
  3. Joi

    Joi New commenter

    There is a variation on this in the Seasonal section (Christmas) of primary resources. It is called Baubles Permutations by Mark Norman. http://www.primaryresources.co.uk/seasonal/seasonal.htm
     
  4. Ramjam

    Ramjam New commenter

    If it's an investigation, put about 36 on the sheet, not the exact number needed. You could start with 2 colours - they don't always realise that leaving squares uncoloured means they have 3 options.
    Make your own sheet is the easiest way.
     

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