School Fair Necklaces

Have you ever thought about the mathematics of beading? This challenge will have you thinking about symmetry and all of the ways you can create different necklaces with the same beads.


The NRICH website publishes free mathematics resources designed to challenge, engage and develop the mathematical thinking of students aged 5 to 19. NRICH also offers support for teachers by publishing Teachers’ Resources for use in the classroom.

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