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

Baked Bean Cans

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Is there a best way to stack cans? What do different supermarkets do? How high can you safely stack the cans?

Making Maths: Birds from an Egg

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Can you make the birds from the egg tangram?

Making Tangrams

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

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.

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

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?

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?

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?

Two by One

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An activity making various patterns with 2 x 1 rectangular tiles.

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?

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.

Triangle Relations

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What do these two triangles have in common? How are they related?

Watch Those Wheels

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Have you ever noticed the patterns in car wheel trims? These questions will make you look at car wheels in a different way!

Cereal Packets

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How can you put five cereal packets together to make different shapes if you must put them face-to-face?

Folding, Cutting and Punching

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Exploring and predicting folding, cutting and punching holes and making spirals.

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?

A Patchwork Piece

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

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?

Construct-o-straws

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Make a cube out of straws and have a go at this practical challenge.

Hoops/rope

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

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?

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 29 - the Telephone

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

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 25 - Pentominoes

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

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 24 - Clocks

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

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?

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?

Making Cuboids

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Let's say you can only use two different lengths - 2 units and 4 units. Using just these 2 lengths as the edges how many different cuboids can you make?

Animated Triangles

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

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.

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?

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 6 - Junk

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

Putting Two and Two Together

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In how many ways can you fit two of these yellow triangles together? Can you predict the number of ways two blue triangles can be fitted together?

Regular Rings 2

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What shape is made when you fold using this crease pattern? Can you make a ring design?

Four Layers

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Can you create more models that follow these rules?

Three Sets of Cubes, Two Surfaces

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How many models can you find which obey these rules?

Data Shapes

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Sara and Will were sorting some pictures of shapes on cards. "I'll collect the circles," said Sara. "I'll take the red ones," answered Will. Can you see any cards they would both want?

Bryony's Triangle

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Watch the video to see how to fold a square of paper to create a flower. What fraction of the piece of paper is the small triangle?

The Hair Colour Game

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The class were playing a maths game using interlocking cubes. Can you help them record what happened?

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.

Paper Curves

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This is a simple paper-folding activity that gives an intriguing result which you can then investigate further.

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?

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?

Domino Sets

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How do you know if your set of dominoes is complete?