Count Quick!

drain coverHow many holes can you count?

I came across this circular drain cover and I liked it – I liked its symmetry and its circular nature.

I decided to count the holes, and challenged those with me to do the same – a sort of maths race!

We all got the same answer (no – I’m not going to tell you, count ’em yourself!) but we used a variety of different strategies.

Me – I saw a cross or plus sign + in the middle, and worked from there. Others split the shape into quarters, some saw groups of three …

Whilst there is normally only one ‘right’ answer in maths, there is often more than one way to get there.

Amazing how much fun can be had from a simple drain cover!

(Got your answer yet?)

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