Posted in Christmas, Problem solving

Christmas Challenge – Day 3

Three rows and columns

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Place the pictures (download here) on the grid so that no pictures that are the same are placed next to each other in any column or row e.g. you cannot have two snowmen in squares next to each other. An activity that encourages children to think logically, check their work and explain their thinking.

Explain how you did it.  How did you start? Have you checked that you have followed Digit Dog’s rule?

Is there more than one way to do it?

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Digit Dog did this.

 

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Calculating Cat did this.

What do you notice? What is the same and what is different about their grids?

Ask children to compare their solutions.

How many different ways can you find to do it?

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