Ropey Snowballs

Arrange the numbers on
the snowballs so that
no two consecutive
numbers are directly
connected by rope.

3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3

A Christmas Mathematics Lesson Starter Of The Day

Topics: Starter | Number | Xmas

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  • We enjoyed this starter. Some people got mixed up with the number of ropes but a lot of us got it right!!
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  • You may need a clue if you are finding this activity difficult. Consider the set of numbers 1 to 6, do they each have the same number of consecutive partners in the set? Are any numbers different to the others in this respect? How about the snowballs, do they all have the same number of ropes attached to them?
    Hope you all are enjoying the Christmas activities on Transum. There are lots more on the ChristMaths page.

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