Mathematical Thinking Quiz
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P1.1 *
P1.2 *
P1.3 *
P1.4 *
Which of the following describes you best:
P1.5 *
Which year or class / year group?
Q1. About learning maths at school.
How do/did you feel about the way you ar/were taught maths as a student at school?
Q1.1 *
As a student, how ENJOYABLE is/was the maths you are/were taught at school? (1=boring 5 =fabulous),
Boring
Fabulous
Q1.2 *
On a scale of 1 (lousy) to 5 (awesome), how GOOD do you think YOU ARE at Maths?
Lousy
Awesome
Q1.3 *
Students who are ALREADY GOOD AT MATHS WILL DO BEST in this maths project?
Disagree
Agree
Q1.4 *
Students who are ALREADY POOR AT MATHS WILL DO POORLY in this maths project too:
Disagree
Agree
Q1.5 *
Students who already think MATHS IS BORING WILL BE JUST AS BORED with this maths project too:
Disagree
Agree
Q1.6 *
What type of student(s) would benefit most/least from this Mathematical Thinking project :
Q2 . A few Mathematical Thinking questions
Q2.1 *
Stephen has two pairs of jeans (1 Red and 1 Blue) and two shirts (1 Yellow and 1 White). How many different outfits can he wear if he can only wear one shirt and one pair of pants each day?
Q2.2 *
Convince others that you have found all possible outfits by explaining how you found your answer.
Q2.3 *
How confident are you on a scale of 1 to 5 that your answer is correct (1=confused and 5=certain)
Confused
Certain
Q3. Learning To Make Predictions
Q3.1 *
There are 3 students in a race. Fast students are given time penalties after each race so that they finish later races in a different position. How many times must the race be run so that each student finishes first, second and third in a race?
Q3.2 *
How confident are you on a scale of 1 to 5 that your answer is correct (1=confused and 5=certain)
Confused
Certain
Q3.3 *
Try to convince others that you have found the number of races by explaining how you found your answer.
4.0 Making predictions about 'random' events
Heads (H) & Tails (T) when flipping a \$1 coin 4 times
Q4.1
When flipped, an Australian \$1 coin shoul land Heads (H) half the time and Tails (T) half the time. If you flip this coin 4 times, which of the runs (sequences) of Heads 'H' and Tails 'T' (shown below) do you think is most likely?
Q4.2 *
How confident are you on a scale of 1 to 5 that your answer is correct (1=confused and 5=certain)
Confused
Certain
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4.4 THE RULES: Towers Of Hanoi - Move 2 disks
CHALLENGE:
Find the smallest number of moves it takes to move all of the disks from TOWER 1 to TOWER 3.

RULES:
1. You may only move one disk at a time.
2. You may place a disk onto an empty tower.
3. You may place a smaller disk on top of a larger disk.
4. You can NOT place a bigger disk on top of a smaller disk.

Follow the rules and move 2 disks from Tower 1 to Tower 3
Q4.4
Following the rules, how many moves would it take to move the 2 disks from TOWER 1 to TOWER 3 (see Figure 4.4)
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
Moves:
4.5 THE RULES: Towers of Hanoi - Move 3 disks
CHALLENGE:
Find the smallest number of moves it takes to move all of the disks from TOWER 1 to TOWER 3.

RULES:
1. You may only move one disk at a time.
2. You may place a disk onto an empty tower.
3. You may place a smaller disk on top of a larger disk.
4. You can NOT place a bigger disk on top of a smaller disk.

Follow the rules and move 3 disks from Tower 1 to Tower 3
Q4.5
Following the rules, how many moves would it take to move the 3 disks from TOWER 1 to TOWER 3 (see Figure 4.5)
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
Moves:
Q4.6 *
How confident are you on a scale of 1 to 5 that your answer is correct (1=confused and 5=certain)
Confused
Certain
Q4.7 *
Tick each correct statement below:
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