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Maths: observing patterns to solve problems

In Maths, we love using problems from the Nrich website: they’re designed to make you think, use visualisation and be resilient… it’s not about speed, it’s about making connections and developing our enjoyment of problem-solving.

Which Script?” is the title of a problem tackled by some students, in which they were presented with a table containing 6 numbers written in 5 different scripts… Here it is below:

Students had to sort out the different scripts and work out how to write a specific number in all 5 different scripts!

Dean, Ryan and Elwood worked together to solve the problem and showed good persistence through this exercise… Other students were engaged in different problems and some spent a whole lesson designing their own problem-solving situations!