A busy maths morning in the woods!

First of all the children worked in groups to solve the following problem:

You have 20 cards numbered from 1-20. Can you sort them into 6 uneven piles of cards, where all the cards in the pile add up to the same number? You must use all cards.

Lots of mathematical chat, lots of different strategies…brilliant!

Next, we had a number talk about multiplication problems. I asked the children to draw out what strategies they would use to solve 13 x 6 and 12 x 8. Really interesting to explore how everyone sees numbers in a different way!