Arrange the shapes in a line so that you change either colour or
shape in the next piece along. Can you find several ways to start
with a blue triangle and end with a red circle?
The red ring is inside the blue ring in this picture. Can you rearrange the rings in different ways? Perhaps you can overlap them or put one outside another?
This activity challenges you to make collections of shapes. Can you
give your collection a name?
This problem is intended to get children to look really hard at something they will see many times in the next few months. It is easy to glance at something, recognise it, and not know afterwards how it really looked.
You could start by showing the whole group the ring design on a white-board. You can find it here.
What can you tell me about the picture?
Learners could see what shapes can be linked in this way and which would not work. Alternatively, they could work out many different ways the five rings could be coloured with five colours used, and possibly draw all these combinations.
Suggest just drawing and colouring the unjoined rings.