Have fun on the floor with the whole family. ## Preparation
## Guess WhatWell done finding a solution, but guess what...- ... there are more solutions.
- Who will find the next one?
## Family Challenge
## Just Before You FinishOpen this Working Like A Mathematician page and read through it together. Look for ways you worked like a mathematician.- Everybody get an A4 piece of paper.
- Your face on it so it shows how you feel about doing Farmyard Friends together.
- Add a speech bubble to say what you want about learning from Farmyard Friends.
- Make a 'graffiti wall on your fridge, or a door or ... with your pictures and any photos you took.
## More Farmyard Friends QuestionsCome back to these questions any time and see where they lead you.- Can you change the clues so that there is only one solution?
- Put the animals in the pens your own way. Now make up a set of clues and try them out on another group.
Perhaps you can challenge other families through your social media networks. - If there were no clues at all, how many ways could the animals be arranged in the pens?
- What happens if there is only one clue, eg:
*The cow is in the pen at the end.*? - What happens if the only clue is a negative, eg:
*The horse is*?**not**next to the pig. - What happens if there are only two clues, eg:
*The cow is in the pen at the end.*and*The goat is*?**not**next to the cow. - Can you write a set of clues so the puzzle has exactly 4 solutions ...10 solutions ...29 solutions ...any number of solutions up to 120?
- How do you interpret the problem if the pens are in a circle?
## Children's ReportsThe third is from Holy Rosary School, Derby. Click an image to see a high resolution version.
## Answers & DiscussionThese notes were originally written for teachers. We have included them to support parents to help their child learn from Farmyard Friends.- Notes for Farmyard Friends.
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