Maths Week Scotland – Monday’s Challenge

This activity has been inspired by the work of John Mason’s More/Less Grids and is almost an exact replication of his original More or Less Perimeter and Area Task.

The original task can be found here with other ideas for adaptations.

I was reminded of these at the Improving N5 Conference on Saturday when Chris McGrane mentioned them in his presentation.  Here is a link to his blog: Starting Points.

The activity below would be suitable for upper primary and into secondary.  Click on the image below to get a copy of the full PDF with instructions of what to do as well as prompt for things to think about.Screen Shot 2019-09-30 at 01.09.04.png

If you or your pupils have a go at this activity, send me a photo of their end result and we’ll collate these on the blog for others to see.

Could you adapt this More/Less Grid to promote mathematical thinking in a different area?

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