Find as many sets of triplets as possible which add up to 38
Teacher: Collect together students' findings by clicking on the numbers above.
Topics: Starter | Arithmetic | Mental Methods
Came up with loads of combinations. Even more when we realised the website let us use the same number twice. pic.twitter.com/mpMiqKAD3N— Mr Gray (@BucksburnMaths) December 11, 2015
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