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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: Indian Window Screen

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

Exploded Squares

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

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!

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?

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?

Six to Four

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Move four sticks so there are exactly four triangles.

World of Tan 5 - Rocket

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

World of Tan 15 - Millennia

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

Midpoint Triangle

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

Three Squares

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

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?

World of Tan 12 - All in a Fluff

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

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

Sizing Them Up

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

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.

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.

Making Maths: Rolypoly

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

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!

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

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 13 - A Storm in a Tea Cup

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Can you fit the tangram pieces into the outline of these convex shapes?

Building Patterns

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

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 7 - Gat Marn

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

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 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 6 - Junk

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

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?

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 16 - Time Flies

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

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

Reef and Granny

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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?

Turning Granny

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A brief video looking at how you can sometimes use symmetry to distinguish knots. Can you use this idea to investigate the differences between the granny knot and the reef knot?

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?

Tangrams

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

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.

Animated Triangles

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

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 1 - Granma T

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

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 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 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 18 - Soup

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