Bipods and Tripods

This week in maths we did our 11, 12 and 20 times table.  We did many more!  We have been investigating the Spaceship Problem in which aliens arrive on Earth and there’s two species- Bipods and Tripods.  Can you guess how many legs each species has?

We were told how many legs there were altogether and we had the challenge of working out how many bipods and tripods there could be.  We all found one solution and some of us went on to find more solutions to it.

We took this one step further and extended the problem.  To help our thinking we used play dough and straws to make the aliens.

Bradley created new aliens called typods and mypods.  Typods had 8 legs and my pods had 5 legs.

Mia and Marshall wished they hadn’t suggested there were 41 legs for their unapods who had 1 leg each!  They stayed in at lunchtime to complete their challenge they set themselves- what a lot of aliens!

Here’s some pictures of us finding and solving problems:

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