Christmas Tree Decorating

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Christmas Tree Trim

This activity encourages pupils to apply systematic listing strategies to ensure thay have found all of the ways of decorating the tree and have not missed any out. As an extension pupils could investigate the general rule for finding the number of different Christmas trees that could be decorated if there were n different colours to choose from and each tree had m lights.

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