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### Making Maths: Double-sided Magic Square

##### Stage: 2 and 3 Challenge Level:

Make your own double-sided magic square. But can you complete both sides once you've made the pieces?

### Sort Them Out (2)

##### Stage: 2 Challenge Level:

Can you each work out the number on your card? What do you notice? How could you sort the cards?

### How Tall?

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

A group of children are discussing the height of a tall tree. How would you go about finding out its height?

### Seven Flipped

##### Stage: 2 Challenge Level:

Investigate the smallest number of moves it takes to turn these mats upside-down if you can only turn exactly three at a time.

### Creating Cubes

##### Stage: 2 and 3 Challenge Level:

Arrange 9 red cubes, 9 blue cubes and 9 yellow cubes into a large 3 by 3 cube. No row or column of cubes must contain two cubes of the same colour.

### Pairs of Numbers

##### Stage: 1 Challenge Level:

If you have ten counters numbered 1 to 10, how many can you put into pairs that add to 10? Which ones do you have to leave out? Why?

### Order the Changes

##### Stage: 2 Challenge Level:

Can you order pictures of the development of a frog from frogspawn and of a bean seed growing into a plant?

### Halving

##### Stage: 1 Challenge Level:

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

### Little Man

##### Stage: 1 Challenge Level:

The Man is much smaller than us. Can you use the picture of him next to a mug to estimate his height and how much tea he drinks?

### Square Corners

##### Stage: 2 Challenge Level:

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?

### Making Maths: Walking Through a Playing Card?

##### Stage: 2 and 3 Challenge Level:

It might seem impossible but it is possible. How can you cut a playing card to make a hole big enough to walk through?

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

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

### 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.

### Map Folding

##### Stage: 2 Challenge Level:

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?

### How Many?

##### Stage: 1 Challenge Level:

This project challenges you to work out the number of cubes hidden under a cloth. What questions would you like to ask?

### A City of Towers

##### Stage: 1 Challenge Level:

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?

### Four Colours

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

Kate has eight multilink cubes. She has two red ones, two yellow, two green and two blue. She wants to fit them together to make a cube so that each colour shows on each face just once.

### Back to the Practical?

##### Stage: 2 and 3

In this article for teachers, Bernard uses some problems to suggest that once a numerical pattern has been spotted from a practical starting point, going back to the practical can help explain. . . .

### Making Maths: Happy Families

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

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

### Egyptian Rope

##### Stage: 2 Challenge Level:

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?

### Little Boxes

##### Stage: 2 Challenge Level:

How many different cuboids can you make when you use four CDs or DVDs? How about using five, then six?

### Two on Five

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

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?

### 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?

### Making Longer, Making Shorter

##### Stage: 1 Challenge Level:

Ahmed is making rods using different numbers of cubes. Which rod is twice the length of his first rod?

### 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?

### 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?

### Sticks and Triangles

##### Stage: 2 Challenge Level:

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?

### Making Cuboids

##### Stage: 2 Challenge Level:

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?

##### Stage: 2 Challenge Level:

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

### Making Maths: String and Circles

##### Stage: 2 and 3 Challenge Level:

You could use just coloured pencils and paper to create this design, but it will be more eye-catching if you can get hold of hammer, nails and string.

### Tricky Triangles

##### Stage: 1 Challenge Level:

Use the three triangles to fill these outline shapes. Perhaps you can create some of your own shapes for a friend to fill?

### Cereal Packets

##### Stage: 2 Challenge Level:

How can you put five cereal packets together to make different shapes if you must put them face-to-face?

### Thirsty?

##### Stage: 1 Challenge Level:

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

### Hoops/rope

##### Stage: 2 Challenge Level:

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

### Two by One

##### Stage: 2 Challenge Level:

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

### Making Maths: Birds from an Egg

##### Stage: 2 Challenge Level:

Can you make the birds from the egg tangram?

### Shaping Up

##### Stage: 2 Challenge Level:

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

### Putting Two and Two Together

##### Stage: 2 Challenge Level:

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?

### Making Maths: Archimedes' Spiral

##### Stage: 2 and 3 Challenge Level:

Make a spiral mobile.

##### Stage: 2 Challenge Level:

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.

### Tri.'s

##### Stage: 2 Challenge Level:

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

### Four Layers

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

Can you create more models that follow these rules?

### Escher Tessellations

##### Stage: 2 Challenge Level:

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

### Cuboid-in-a-box

##### Stage: 2 Challenge Level:

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

##### Stage: 2 Challenge Level:

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.

### Sports Equipment

##### Stage: 2 Challenge Level:

If these balls are put on a line with each ball touching the one in front and the one behind, which arrangement makes the shortest line of balls?

### Music to My Ears

##### Stage: 2 Challenge Level:

Can you predict when you'll be clapping and when you'll be clicking if you start this rhythm? How about when a friend begins a new rhythm at the same time?

### Counting Counters

##### Stage: 2 Challenge Level:

Take a counter and surround it by a ring of other counters that MUST touch two others. How many are needed?

### Baked Bean Cans

##### Stage: 1 Challenge Level:

Is there a best way to stack cans? What do different supermarkets do? How high can you safely stack the cans?

### Cuisenaire Rods

##### Stage: 2 Challenge Level:

These squares have been made from Cuisenaire rods. Can you describe the pattern? What would the next square look like?