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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.

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?

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?

Shaping Up

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Are all the possible combinations of two shapes included in this set of 27 cards? How do you know?

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?

Tangram Tangle

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If you split the square into these two pieces, it is possible to fit the pieces together again to make a new shape. How many new shapes can you make?

Two by One

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

Escher Tessellations

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This practical investigation invites you to make tessellating shapes in a similar way to the artist Escher.

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How can you arrange the 5 cubes so that you need the smallest number of Brush Loads of paint to cover them? Try with other numbers of cubes as well.

Cuboid-in-a-box

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What is the smallest cuboid that you can put in this box so that you cannot fit another that's the same into it?

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?

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?

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 Maths: Happy Families

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

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?

Six to Four

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Move four sticks so there are exactly four triangles.

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?

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?

Repeating Patterns

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

Tri.'s

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How many triangles can you make on the 3 by 3 pegboard?

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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?

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

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?

Three Sets of Cubes, Two Surfaces

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How many models can you find which obey these rules?

Cover the Tray

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These practical challenges are all about making a 'tray' and covering it with paper.

Egyptian Rope

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The ancient Egyptians were said to make right-angled triangles using a rope with twelve equal sections divided by knots. What other triangles could you make if you had a rope like this?

A City of Towers

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In this town, houses are built with one room for each person. There are some families of seven people living in the town. In how many different ways can they build their houses?

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?

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?

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 21 - Almost There Now

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

Paper Partners

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

World of Tan 24 - Clocks

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

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 20 - Fractions

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

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 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 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 9 - Animals

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

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 7 - Gat Marn

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

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 12 - All in a Fluff

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

World of Tan 6 - Junk

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

Dice Stairs

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Can you make dice stairs using the rules stated? How do you know you have all the possible stairs?

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?