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Seven Sticks

Explore the triangles that can be made with seven sticks of the same length.

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Three Fingers and a Loop of String

Using a loop of string stretched around three of your fingers, what different triangles can you make? Draw them and sort them into groups.


Stage: 1 Challenge Level: Challenge Level:2 Challenge Level:2
Try to "see" one shape moving over the other in your mind.
If you want to work away from the computer, you could cut out the shapes in two different colours of tissue paper or cut up two overhead transparencies to test out your ideas. Or, you could try drawing the two shapes overlapping.