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### Combinations Starters:

Find a systematic way of counting the number of triangles in the given diagram.

How many different ice cream cones can be made by choosing two scoops from six flavours?

In how many different ways can the first X and O by placed on the grid?

How many different ways can you spell out the word "Snowman" by moving from snowflake to snowflake.

How many different ways can you make a given total with Thai coins?

In how many different ways might Tran decide to wear his hats in one week?

#### Hi-Low Predict

A version of the Play Your Cards Right TV programme. Calculate the probabilities of cards being higher or lower than the one shown. a fun way to practise applying probability and using fractions.

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