Solutions to Week 6 – Counters

Hello everyone,

Thank you to everyone who had a go at last week’s maths challenges.


Here are some of the solutions:

First Challenge

This involved biscuits and decorations. Rory, in Year 1, used wooden blocks and Lego to solve this.

And here is another classmate using paper, sparkly pipe cleaners and REAL chocolate buttons to give us her solution. Yum Yum!

Arlo, Year 2, found the solution too. He knew there was only one biscuit with all three decorations on it.

But my question is WHY does biscuit 12 have all three decorations of icing, a cherry and a chocolate button?

Well it’s all to do with factors! Thank you Rory – you picked this up too.

There is one biscuit with all three decorations and that is because 12 is in the 2, 3 and 4 times table. Take a look:

Junior Challenge

Click on the link below for a solution from a keen Year 4.

Week 6 Junior

Have a look at this!

Senior Challenge

Jamie has used 15 moves but he knows that it can be done in 14 moves. Jamie’s family have set themselves a half term challenge of cracking this – Good Luck – Buena Suerte!

Bonus Challenge

I love these sorts of challenge and so does Eloise in Year 6! Here is what she discovered:

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