Moving from snowflake to snowflake from left to right, in how many different ways can you spell out the word "Snowman"?

## A Mathematics Lesson Starter Of The Day

Topics: Starter | Combinations | Problem Solving | Xmas

You can find many more ChristMaths activities at:

Transum.org/ChristMaths/

• Transum,
•
• After solving this problem I have asked pupils questions such as "how many ways can you get from this classroom to the front of school without backtracking", "How many ways can you get from the bottom left corner of a chess board to the top right by only moving right or up?" and, for the more advanced, "What similarities does the solution to this problem have with Pascal's Triangle?"

How did you use this starter? Can you suggest how teachers could present or develop this resource? Do you have any comments? It is always useful to receive feedback and helps make this free resource even more useful for Maths teachers anywhere in the world.

Previous Day | This starter is for 21 December | Next Day

Note to teacher: You can click on the letters in the snowflake diagram above to show different ways of spelling snowman.

There is a printable worksheet to go with this activity.

Imagine a similar diagram for "SnowWoman".
How many ways?

Your access to the majority of the Transum resources continues to be free but you can help support the continued growth of the website by doing your Amazon shopping using the links on this page. Below is an Amazon link. As an Amazon Associate I earn a small amount from qualifying purchases which helps pay for the upkeep of this website.

Educational Technology on Amazon

## GCSE Revision and Practice

Whatever exam board you use for GCSE Mathematics, this book by David Rayner remains an all-round winner. With this latest edition presented in full colour and completely updated for the new GCSE(9-1) specifications, this uniquely effective text continues to increase your chance of obtaining a good grade.

This book is targeted at the Higher tier GCSE, and provides a wealth of practice with careful progression, alongside substantial revision support for the new-style grading and exam questions. With all the new topics included, and a dedicated section on using and applying mathematics, this unique resource can be used either as a course book over two or three years or as a revision text in the run-up to exams. more... #ad

## Maths T-Shirts

Here is the URL which will take them to an interactive Christmas activity.

Transum.org/go/?to=XmasTrim

## Curriculum Reference

See the National Curriculum page for links to related online activities and resources.

For Students:

For All: