This week the children were going on a summer holiday. They were asked to pack their bag which contained 4 different coloured shirts and shorts. Linking to our learner profile attribute of thinker they then had to find all the different combinations of dress using these 4 colours.
After exploring for a while the whole class gathered to share their strategies and we agreed that the best way to find all the combinations was to keep one thing the same (for example keep the same colour shorts) until all the combinations could be found.
As an extension some of the children had to find all the combinations using 5 different colored shirts and shorts plus 2 different colored hats. Many agreed this was much harder as their were so many more combinations.