**I believe it is motivating and challenging "to see the maths" behind**

**everyday activities or happenings. This brings "Maths To Life"**

**and gives reasons for teaching and learning mathematics**

**Braille is an arrangement of raised dots within a ‘2 x 3' rectangle.**
Each unique arrangement represents a symbol

1.

**Find all the ways**of arranging 0, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6 dots, Showing them in 2 x 3 rectangles, arranging your solution in a systematic way.
2.

**Describe, with examples**, any number patterns you observe. (It may help to table your data from the previous question)3.

**Would it be more useful**to have a different sized rectangle to make the letters? (a 2 x 4 rectangle, a 2 x 1).

**Explain why or why not**.

4.

**Find a formula**for the number of Braille patterns possible for a 2 x n grid? (Consider the number of patterns possible on grids of 2 x 1, 2 x 2, 2 x 3 etc before making a generalisation)
5.

The History of Braille

How the Braille symbols are used for the alphabet

**Write a paragraph**on each of the following:The History of Braille

How the Braille symbols are used for the alphabet

6.

**Investigate the patterns**that could be made if there was a different type of rectangle e.g. 3 x 2, 3 x 4,**Explain why you think a 2 x 3 rectangle was chosen**
7.

**Work in groups of 2 or 3**to complete the above investigations Each member making a contribution. Decide on how best to present your investigations - Video, Poster, Booklet, Power Point...
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