Stanton St QuintinPrimary School

Discovering Together

Doughnut Maths

Rhine class love a maths problem, so for our last maths lesson of the year we solved the doughnut problem.

How can you cut into 8 equal parts with only 3 cuts of the knife?

May be an image of text that says "Doughnut Age 7to11 7 to Challenge Level $ How can you cut a doughnut into eight equal pieces with only three cuts'of fa a knife?"

Lots of clever and interesting ideas - if only it wasn't a ring doughnut - then at last someone thought about slicing it horizontally - big cheers all around. 

We had to test it on a real doughnut then  we enjoyed one each on the field.  Maths and food go well together!