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Mathematically, Take Five is closely related to Have It All Ways. This is all the possible permutations of five colours.

The number of combinations for four colours is 4 x 3 x 2 x 1 = 24.

For five colours the number of combinations is 5 x 4 x 3 x 2 x 1 = 120.

It is essential to use a logical plan to make sure none of the combinations are missed.
There is more than one way of doing this. The method that was used can be seen by
looking at the squares across the bottom, starting at the left-

Take Five was worked in strips, in a similar way to Counting Pane or Bunch of Fives.

TAKE FIVE