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Broad Topics > Using, Applying and Reasoning about Mathematics > Practical Activity

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Our 2008 Advent Calendar has a 'Making Maths' activity for every day in the run-up to Christmas.

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

Making Maths: Birds from an Egg

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Can you make the birds from the egg tangram?

Three Squares

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What is the greatest number of squares you can make by overlapping three squares?

Paper Patchwork 1

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Can you work out what shape is made when this piece of paper is folded up using the crease pattern shown?

Halving

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These pictures show squares split into halves. Can you find other ways?

Square Tangram

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This was a problem for our birthday website. Can you use four of these pieces to form a square? How about making a square with all five pieces?

Tangrams

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Can you make five differently sized squares from the tangram pieces?

Making Maths: Happy Families

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Here is a version of the game 'Happy Families' for you to make and play.

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 20 - Fractions

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Can you fit the tangram pieces into the outlines of the chairs?

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 25 - Pentominoes

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

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 24 - Clocks

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

World of Tan 19 - Working Men

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Can you fit the tangram pieces into the outline of this shape. How would you describe it?

World of Tan 16 - Time Flies

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Can you fit the tangram pieces into the outlines of the candle and sundial?

World of Tan 7 - Gat Marn

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Can you fit the tangram pieces into the outline of this plaque design?

Little Boxes

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How many different cuboids can you make when you use four CDs or DVDs? How about using five, then six?

Square Corners

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What is the greatest number of counters you can place on the grid below without four of them lying at the corners of a square?

World of Tan 3 - Mai Ling

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Can you fit the tangram pieces into the outline of Mai Ling?

World of Tan 9 - Animals

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Can you fit the tangram pieces into the outline of this goat and giraffe?

World of Tan 11 - the Past, Present and Future

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Can you fit the tangram pieces into the outline of the telescope and microscope?

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 15 - Millennia

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Can you fit the tangram pieces into the outlines of the workmen?

World of Tan 14 - Celebrations

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Can you fit the tangram pieces into the outline of Little Ming and Little Fung dancing?

World of Tan 12 - All in a Fluff

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Can you fit the tangram pieces into the outline of these rabbits?

World of Tan 18 - Soup

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Can you fit the tangram pieces into the outlines of Mai Ling and Chi Wing?

World of Tan 6 - Junk

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

Fit These Shapes

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What is the largest number of circles we can fit into the frame without them overlapping? How do you know? What will happen if you try the other shapes?

It's a Fence!

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In this challenge, you will work in a group to investigate circular fences enclosing trees that are planted in square or triangular arrangements.

Map Folding

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Take a rectangle of paper and fold it in half, and half again, to make four smaller rectangles. How many different ways can you fold it up?

Happy Halving

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Can you split each of the shapes below in half so that the two parts are exactly the same?

Four Layers

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Can you create more models that follow these rules?

Sports Equipment

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If these balls are put on a line with each ball touching the one in front and the one behind, which arrangement makes the shortest line of balls?

Paper Partners

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

Factors and Multiples Game for Two

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Factors and Multiples game for an adult and child. How can you make sure you win this game?

How Tall?

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A group of children are discussing the height of a tall tree. How would you go about finding out its height?

Little Man

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The Man is much smaller than us. Can you use the picture of him next to a mug to estimate his height and how much tea he drinks?

Paper Patchwork 2

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Have a go at making a few of these shapes from paper in different sizes. What patterns can you create?

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?

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?

World of Tan 29 - the Telephone

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

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?

Seven Flipped

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Investigate the smallest number of moves it takes to turn these mats upside-down if you can only turn exactly three at a time.

Sizing Them Up

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Can you put these shapes in order of size? Start with the smallest.

Rearrange the Square

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We can cut a small triangle off the corner of a square and then fit the two pieces together. Can you work out how these shapes are made from the two pieces?

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?

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 4 - Monday Morning

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Can you fit the tangram pieces into the outline of Wai Ping, Wah Ming and Chi Wing?