Some numbers are happy and others are not!
To find out whether a number is happy, square each of its digits, add the answers and repeat. If you end up with 1 the number is happy!
How many happy numbers can you find?
E.g. Consider 19
12 + 92 = 82
82 + 22 = 68
62 + 82 = 100
12 + 02 + 02 = 1
This shows that 19 is a happy number.
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access to computers?
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Here is the URL which will take them to an interactive Happy Numbers activity.