P3B Problem solving

P3B have been solving problems in Maths. Mrs. Thomson asked us; Are we curious mathematicians? Do we want to get better at asking mathematical questions? We said YES!

Our problem was from the EnRich Maths website: Eggs in a Basket.

There are 3 baskets, a brown one, a red one and a pink one.

There is a total of 10 eggs.

We had clues:

The brown basket holds 1 more egg than the red basket.

The red basket has 3 fewer eggs than the pink basket.

The challenge was to find out how many eggs were in each basket.

What’s your answer?

We found out that some people got confused with fewer eggs in the red basket. When there are 3 fewer in the red basket you need to add 3 to the pink basket.

It was fun! Sam E

It was epic! Lloyd

It was problem solving fun. Charlie H

Drawing pictures helped me. Eliana

Cubes helped me and my partner. Niamh.

We found when we do it in order e.g 1 then 2 then 3 in the brown basket it helped us to get the answer.


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