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This is Mr McGregor the Gardener. He loves gardening and he has lots of greenhouses that are full of weird and wonderful flowers and plants. Mr McGregor has a problem with his greenhouses though and he needs some help solving it.... Do you think you can help him?

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Mr McGregor's Problem One night when he was fast asleep, something strange happened to his greenhouses. The next morning he had many more plants than the night before. Mr McGregor cannot work out what has happened or why he has more plants every morning. This is Class Two's mission....can you solve the greenhouse mystery? Mr McGregor is relying on you!

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This is Greenhouse One. In here Mr McGregor grows sunflowers. Mr McGregor planted 1 sunflower on Monday morning, but on Tuesday morning there were 3 sunflowers. Look at what happened over the next few days...can you see a pattern? Day MondayTuesdayWednesdayThursdayFridaySaturday Amount of sunflowers 135 What is the rule for this greenhouse?

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This is Greenhouse Two. In here Mr McGregor grows pumpkins.. Mr McGregor planted 5 pumpkins on Monday morning, but on Tuesday morning there were 10 pumpkins. Look at what happened over the next few days...can you see a pattern? Day MondayTuesdayWednesdayThursdayFridaySaturday Amount of pumpkins Can you work this one out on your own? Work out the rule and then continue the pattern for Thursday, Friday and Saturday.

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Mr McGregor has many more greenhouses with the same problem...plants multiplying overnight. Can you help him work out what the pattern is in each greenhouse? Lions, Alligators and Tigers – you will work as a group to solve 4 greenhouse problems. You need to find the rules and continue the sequence for the rest of the week. Parrots – you will work in partners to solve 4 greenhouse problems. You need to find the rules and continue the sequence for the rest of the week. If you finish your challenge, Mrs Sollis has got an extra problem for you!! Are you ready to see your greenhouse problems?

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Extension Task: Lions, Alligators and Tigers: Can you continue the sequence for the next week to see how many plants Mr McGregor will have after 2 weeks? Parrots – Use your information to work out how many plants Mr McGregor will have after 2 weeks.

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