This is a different way to play the 'Would You Rather...' game
Normally, a 'Would You Rather...' doesn't have a right answer, it's based on how well you can argue your point.
In this mathematical version, you can still argue your point - but proving you are 'right' is useful too.
Try this Mathematical Would You Rather question:
CLUE: Use the picture of the calendar to help you work out the best day
Here's a different one:
How about this one:
This last one might make you think - see how quickly you can decode it:
It can be helpful to ask children to talk about how they work on problems like this. What do they do first after they have read the question? What strategies do they use? How do they know the answer they have found is a good one?
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