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### Three Fingers and a Loop of String

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

### Bottles (1)

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For this activity which explores capacity, you will need to collect some bottles and jars.

### Building with Solid Shapes

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We have a box of cubes, triangular prisms, cones, cuboids, cylinders and tetrahedrons. Which of the buildings would fall down if we tried to make them?

### Folding

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What shapes can you make by folding an A4 piece of paper?

### Compare the Cups

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You'll need a collection of cups for this activity.

### Bottles (2)

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In this activity focusing on capacity, you will need a collection of different jars and bottles.

### Chairs and Tables

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Make a chair and table out of interlocking cubes, making sure that the chair fits under the table!

### Folding Flowers 1

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Can you visualise what shape this piece of paper will make when it is folded?

### Take One Metre

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You will need a long strip of paper for this task. Cut it into different lengths. How could you find out how long each piece is?

### Four Layers

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Can you create more models that follow these rules?

### Paper Partners

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Can you describe a piece of paper clearly enough for your partner to know which piece it is?

### Seven Sticks

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

### Rectangles with Dominoes

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Can you make a rectangle with just 2 dominoes? What about 3, 4, 5, 6, 7...?

### Fencing

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Arrange your fences to make the largest rectangular space you can. Try with four fences, then five, then six etc.

### Tessellating Capitals

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Have you ever tried tessellating capital letters? Have a look at these examples and then try some for yourself.

### Star Find

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Can you see which tile is the odd one out in this design? Using the basic tile, can you make a repeating pattern to decorate our wall?

### Repeating Patterns

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Try continuing these patterns made from triangles. Can you create your own repeating pattern?

### Making Maths: Test the Strength of a Triangle

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Have you noticed that triangles are used in manmade structures? Perhaps there is a good reason for this? 'Test a Triangle' and see how rigid triangles are.

### A Patchwork Piece

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Follow the diagrams to make this patchwork piece, based on an octagon in a square.

### Masterclasses Information

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If you'd like to know more about Primary Maths Masterclasses, this is the package to read! Find out about current groups in your region or how to set up your own.

### It's a Tie

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Kaia is sure that her father has worn a particular tie twice a week in at least five of the last ten weeks, but her father disagrees. Who do you think is right?

### Sticks and Triangles

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Using different numbers of sticks, how many different triangles are you able to make? Can you make any rules about the numbers of sticks that make the most triangles?

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NRICH December 2006 advent calendar - a new tangram for each day in the run-up to Christmas.

### Hoops/rope

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Ideas for practical ways of representing data such as Venn and Carroll diagrams.

### Fractional Triangles

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Use the lines on this figure to show how the square can be divided into 2 halves, 3 thirds, 6 sixths and 9 ninths.

### Making Tangrams

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Here's a simple way to make a Tangram without any measuring or ruling lines.

### Making Maths: Birds from an Egg

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Can you make the birds from the egg tangram?

### Cutting Corners

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Can you make the most extraordinary, the most amazing, the most unusual patterns/designs from these triangles which are made in a special way?

### Jomista Mat

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Looking at the picture of this Jomista Mat, can you decribe what you see? Why not try and make one yourself?

### Making Sticks

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Kimie and Sebastian were making sticks from interlocking cubes and lining them up. Can they make their lines the same length? Can they make any other lines?

### Two on Five

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Take 5 cubes of one colour and 2 of another colour. How many different ways can you join them if the 5 must touch the table and the 2 must not touch the table?

### World of Tan 26 - Old Chestnut

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Can you fit the tangram pieces into the outline of this brazier for roasting chestnuts?

### World of Tan 27 - Sharing

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Can you fit the tangram pieces into the outline of Little Fung at the table?

### World of Tan 28 - Concentrating on Coordinates

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Can you fit the tangram pieces into the outline of Little Ming playing the board game?

### World of Tan 25 - Pentominoes

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Can you fit the tangram pieces into the outlines of these people?

### World of Tan 24 - Clocks

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Can you fit the tangram pieces into the outlines of these clocks?

### World of Tan 21 - Almost There Now

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Can you fit the tangram pieces into the outlines of the lobster, yacht and cyclist?

### World of Tan 22 - an Appealing Stroll

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Can you fit the tangram pieces into the outline of the child walking home from school?

### World of Tan 29 - the Telephone

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Can you fit the tangram pieces into the outline of this telephone?

### Making Maths: Stars

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Have a go at drawing these stars which use six points drawn around a circle. Perhaps you can create your own designs?

### Making Maths: Indian Window Screen

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Can you recreate this Indian screen pattern? Can you make up similar patterns of your own?

### Animated Triangles

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Watch this "Notes on a Triangle" film. Can you recreate parts of the film using cut-out triangles?

### Dienes' Logiblocs

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This problem focuses on Dienes' Logiblocs. What is the same and what is different about these pairs of shapes? Can you describe the shapes in the picture?

### World of Tan 6 - Junk

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Can you fit the tangram pieces into the outline of this junk?

### Tricky Triangles

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Use the three triangles to fill these outline shapes. Perhaps you can create some of your own shapes for a friend to fill?

### Two Squared

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What happens to the area of a square if you double the length of the sides? Try the same thing with rectangles, diamonds and other shapes. How do the four smaller ones fit into the larger one?

### Triangle Shapes

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This practical problem challenges you to create shapes and patterns with two different types of triangle. You could even try overlapping them.

### Folding Flowers 2

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Make a flower design using the same shape made out of different sizes of paper.

### Straight to Curves

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How can you make a curve from straight strips of paper?

### The Numbers Give the Design

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Make new patterns from simple turning instructions. You can have a go using pencil and paper or with a floor robot.