Year 8
Year 8

The Happy Caterpillar Problem

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Key learning points

  1. In this lesson, you will complete Happy Caterpillars - a visual game of repeated operations.

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3 Questions

Q1.
Each blue box is the product of the 3 numbers in that row or column. All the questions refer to this picture below. First, what is the value in box A?
An image in a quiz
Correct answer: 15
16
9
Q2.
What is the value in box B?
1
Correct answer: 2
3
4
Q3.
Which of the following could be a value for C?
112
189
Correct answer: 72
83

4 Questions

Q1.
Look at this caterpillar. When it gets to 8, what would the next step be?
An image in a quiz
- 1 to get to 7
+1 to get to 9
Correct answer: ÷ 2 to get to 4
x 2 to get to 16
Q2.
Thinking again about the caterpillar above, which starts at 15, what is its total length?
4
5
Correct answer: 6
7
Q3.
How long is a caterpillar which starts at 27?
6
7
Correct answer: 8
9
Q4.
Look at this caterpillar. Which of these numbers could this caterpillar NOT start with?
Correct answer: 29
30
31
64