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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?

Halving

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These pictures show squares split into halves. Can you find other ways?

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?

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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?

It's a Fence!

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

Thirsty?

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

Escher Tessellations

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

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?

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?

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?

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?

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?

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?

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

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We went to the cinema and decided to buy some bags of popcorn so we asked about the prices. Investigate how much popcorn each bag holds so find out which we might have bought.

Repeating Patterns

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

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?

Four Layers

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Can you create more models that follow these rules?

Seven Sticks

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Explore the triangles that can be made with seven sticks of the same length.

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?

Take One Metre

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You will need a long strip of paper for this task. Cut it into different lengths. How could you find out how long each piece is?

Car Journey

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This practical activity involves measuring length/distance.

A Patchwork Piece

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

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.

World of Tan 6 - Junk

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

Cover the Tray

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

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?

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?

Bottles (1)

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For this activity which explores capacity, you will need to collect some bottles and jars.

Bottles (2)

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In this activity focusing on capacity, you will need a collection of different jars and bottles.

Paper Partners

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

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?

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?

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 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?

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 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 25 - Pentominoes

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

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?

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?

Making Tangrams

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

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 27 - Sharing

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

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?

Hoops/rope

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