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Solve mathematical puzzles… We are learning to… Test hypotheses; Tabulate systematically the information in a problem or puzzle; Identify and record the steps or calculations needed to solve it.

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Mental/ Oral starter

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Even if we change the order of the numbers on the bottom tier, the number at the top will always be the same.

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Main Activity

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What plant is this?

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Mistletoe is a parasite that grows on other trees. Mistletoe grows mathematically. Every year, each branch will split in two… Interesting facts about mistletoe

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Year One

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Year Two

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Year Three How many new branches will there be next year?

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Year Four

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YearNumber of new branches

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YearNumber of new branches One1 Two2 Three4 Four8 Five Six Seven Eight Task One How many new branches will there be in the seventh year? Which year will be the first year to see over 500 new branches?

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YearNew branches

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YearNew branchesTotal branches Task Two How many branches are there in total?

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YearNew branchesTotal branches

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Plenary What have we learnt? What strategies did you find useful?

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