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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?

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?

Making Maths: Five-point Snowflake

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

Making Maths: Snowflakes

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

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 18 - Soup

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

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 24 - Clocks

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

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 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 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 3 - Mai Ling

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

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 2 - Little Ming

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

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 9 - Animals

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

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 12 - All in a Fluff

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

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 15 - Millennia

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

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?

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?

Sizing Them Up

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

Building Patterns

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Can you deduce the pattern that has been used to lay out these bottle tops?

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?

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?

Paper Partners

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

Exploded Squares

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

Advent Calendar 2008

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

Stringy Quads

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This practical problem challenges you to make quadrilaterals with a loop of string. You'll need some friends to help!

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!

World of Tan 6 - Junk

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

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 5 - Rocket

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Can you fit the tangram pieces into the outline of the rocket?

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: Birds from an Egg

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Can you make the birds from the egg tangram?

Advent Calendar 2006

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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?

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 4 - Monday Morning

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

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?

World of Tan 8 - Sports Car

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Can you fit the tangram pieces into the outline of this sports car?

Three Squares

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

World of Tan 17 - Weather

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Can you fit the tangram pieces into the outlines of the watering can and man in a boat?

World of Tan 1 - Granma T

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Can you fit the tangram pieces into the outline of Granma T?

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.