How many tables do we need? #WerringtonSTEM25-02-2020 | 13:44:58 | Comments Off on How many tables do we need? #WerringtonSTEM

We tackled a tricky challenge today in Maths:


There are 32 children in a class. How many tables will be needed if each table can seat four children?

And how many tables would be needed if each table can seat 8 children?


Here’s how we investigated…

Some really great representations and top-notch explanations of our understanding. So, how about this one as a further poser:


A class of children can sit around tables in eights or fours.

If they sit around tables in fours, they need six tables.

How many would they need if they sit in eights?


Can you post a comment with the answer, and how you worked it out?

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