In this Nuffield resource rooms in a rectangular maze of rooms have bags with a varying number of gold coins. Students explore the effect of the route on the number of gold coins that can be collected.
The key processes involved in the activities are:
• Representing - identifying the mathematics involved in the task and deciding on an appropriate form of representation.
• Analysing - working systematically, identifying patterns and relationships – leading to the making of conjectures which can be tested.
• Interpreting and evaluating - considering their observations, forming, testing and justifying generalisations.
• Communicating and reflecting - explaining their methodology and effectively communicating their findings.
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