Last updated

31 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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#### ClairePants

8 years ago
5

Simple but effective resource with lots of scope for extension - great for a wide range of abilities.

#### TES_Maths

9 years ago
5

• Can all numbers be made by adding consecutive numbers?<br /> • If some cannot be made, what do they have in common? Can you explain why this is?<br /> • Which numbers can be made in more than one way?<br /> • Which number(s) under 50 can be made in the most ways?<br /> • 9, 12 and 15 can all be written using three consecutive numbers. I wonder if all multiples of 3 can be written in this way?&quot;<br /> • &quot;Maybe you could write the multiples of 4 if you used four consecutive numbers..<br /> • How would you convince someone that what you have discovered always works?<br /> • If I told you a number, can you discover a way to tell me if it can be made by adding 2 consecutive numbers? How about 3? How about 4?...<br />

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