Last updated

27 May 2015

Have a play around with this task, and please share any questions, extensions, simplifications, modifications, or lines of inquiry in the comment box below. The idea is to collect loads of suggestions that can then be used for effective differentiation. The full set of these tasks, along with additional notes, can be found here: http://www.mrbartonmaths.com/richtasks.htm
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Gareth1512

8 years ago
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Lovely activity. If you download it, please comment on how some of the lines of inquiry went with your classes so we can share ideas.

9 years ago
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TES_Maths

9 years ago
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Possible questions to think about…<br /> <br /> Which dice numbers have holes?<br /> <br /> Which dice numbers have polar bears?<br /> <br /> How can you calculate the number of fish?<br /> <br /> Is there a relationship between the number of holes and polar bears?<br /> <br /> Why do some dice numbers have polar bears and some don’t?<br /> <br /> Is it possible to calculate the number of fish quickly in your head?<br /> <br /> What happens to the number of polar bears, holes and fish if the dice numbers<br /> all the same?<br /> <br /> Is it possible to get 0 holes, 0 polar bears and 0 fish?<br /> <br /> <br /> Possible Lines of Inquiry...<br /> <br /> Can you create a rule which would allow you to calculate the number of<br /> fish without looking at the numbers on the bottom of the dice<br /> <br /> What is the maximum number of holes, polar bears and fish you can get<br /> with three dice<br /> <br /> Would the same rules apply if you had 4 dice?<br /> <br /> Can you make up your own rules for holes, polar bears and fish?<br /> Challenge somebody else to see if they can work our your rules<br /> <br /> How many combinations of dice can you get where you will <br /> have 2 holes and 10 fish?<br /> <br /> Investigate the number of holes, polar bears and fish when the three<br /> dice numbers are all the same<br />

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