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### Straight to Curves

##### Stage: 1 and 2 Challenge Level:

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

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

##### Stage: 2 Challenge Level:

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.

### Making Maths: Make a Magic Circle

##### Stage: 2 Challenge Level:

Make a mobius band and investigate its properties.

### Making Maths: Be a Mathemagician

##### Stage: 2 Challenge Level:

Surprise your friends with this magic square trick.

### Paper Curves

##### Stage: 2 Challenge Level:

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

### Making Maths: A-maze-ing

##### Stage: 2 Challenge Level:

Did you know mazes tell stories? Find out more about mazes and make one of your own.

### Making Maths: Making a Tangram

##### Stage: 2 Challenge Level:

Follow these instructions to make a three-piece and/or seven-piece tangram.

### Making Maths: Stars

##### Stage: 2 Challenge Level:

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

### This Fencing

##### Stage: 2 Challenge Level:

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

### Making Maths: Link-a-cube

##### Stage: 2 Challenge Level:

Make a cube with three strips of paper. Colour three faces or use the numbers 1 to 6 to make a die.

### Making Maths: Kites and Darts

##### Stage: 2 Challenge Level:

Using these kite and dart templates, you could try to recreate part of Penrose's famous tessellation or design one yourself.

### Making Maths: Triangular Ball

##### Stage: 2 Challenge Level:

Make a ball from triangles!

### Hoops/rope

##### Stage: 2 Challenge Level:

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

### Counter Ideas

##### Stage: 2 Challenge Level:

Here are some ideas to try in the classroom for using counters to investigate number patterns.

### A Patchwork Piece

##### Stage: 2 Challenge Level:

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

### Midpoint Triangle

##### Stage: 2 Challenge Level:

Can you cut up a square in the way shown and make the pieces into a triangle?

### Making Tangrams

##### Stage: 2 Challenge Level:

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

### Making Maths: Five-point Snowflake

##### Stage: 2 Challenge Level:

Follow these instructions to make a five-pointed snowflake from a square of paper.

### It's a Tie

##### Stage: 2 Challenge Level:

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?

### Making Maths: Snowflakes

##### Stage: 2 Challenge Level:

It's hard to make a snowflake with six perfect lines of symmetry, but it's fun to try!

### Folding

##### Stage: 2 Challenge Level:

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

### Reef and Granny

##### Stage: 2 Challenge Level:

Have a look at what happens when you pull a reef knot and a granny knot tight. Which do you think is best for securing things together? Why?

### The Numbers Give the Design

##### Stage: 2 Challenge Level:

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

### Car Journey

##### Stage: 2 Challenge Level:

This practical activity involves measuring length/distance.

### Making Maths: Rolypoly

##### Stage: 1 and 2 Challenge Level:

Paint a stripe on a cardboard roll. Can you predict what will happen when it is rolled across a sheet of paper?

### Cutting Corners

##### Stage: 2 Challenge Level:

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

### Star Find

##### Stage: 1 Challenge Level:

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?

### Advent Calendar 2006

##### Stage: 2 Challenge Level:

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

### World of Tan 21 - Almost There Now

##### Stage: 2 Challenge Level:

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

### Making Maths: Birds from an Egg

##### Stage: 2 Challenge Level:

Can you make the birds from the egg tangram?

### World of Tan 25 - Pentominoes

##### Stage: 2 Challenge Level:

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

### World of Tan 24 - Clocks

##### Stage: 2 Challenge Level:

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

### World of Tan 22 - an Appealing Stroll

##### Stage: 2 Challenge Level:

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

### Masterclasses Information

##### Stage: 1 and 2 Challenge Level:

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.

### World of Tan 29 - the Telephone

##### Stage: 2 Challenge Level:

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

### Making Maths: Indian Window Screen

##### Stage: 2 Challenge Level:

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

### Two Squared

##### Stage: 2 Challenge Level:

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

##### Stage: 2 Challenge Level:

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

### World of Tan 28 - Concentrating on Coordinates

##### Stage: 2 Challenge Level:

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

### Triangle Shapes

##### Stage: 1 and 2 Challenge Level:

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

### Dienes' Logiblocs

##### Stage: 1 Challenge Level:

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 27 - Sharing

##### Stage: 2 Challenge Level:

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

### Jomista Mat

##### Stage: 2 Challenge Level:

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

### World of Tan 26 - Old Chestnut

##### Stage: 2 Challenge Level:

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

### Rearrange the Square

##### Stage: 1 Challenge Level:

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?

### Exploded Squares

##### Stage: 1 Challenge Level:

This practical activity challenges you to create symmetrical designs by cutting a square into strips.

### Fit These Shapes

##### Stage: 1 and 2 Challenge Level:

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?

### Bryony's Triangle

##### Stage: 2 Challenge Level:

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?

### It's a Fence!

##### Stage: 1 and 2 Challenge Level:

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

### Thirsty?

##### Stage: 1 Challenge Level:

Can you lay out the pictures of the drinks in the way described by the clue cards?