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Broad Topics > Using, Applying and Reasoning about Mathematics > Practical Activity

Triangular Faces

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This problem invites you to build 3D shapes using two different triangles. Can you make the shapes from the pictures?

Folding, Cutting and Punching

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Exploring and predicting folding, cutting and punching holes and making spirals.

Three Squares

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

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?

Hexagon Transformations

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Can you cut a regular hexagon into two pieces to make a parallelogram? Try cutting it into three pieces to make a rhombus!

Midpoint Triangle

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

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 5 - Rocket

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

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 13 - A Storm in a Tea Cup

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

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?

World of Tan 25 - Pentominoes

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

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 3 - Mai Ling

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

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 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?

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 24 - Clocks

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

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?

Four Layers

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Can you create more models that follow these rules?

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 4 - Monday Morning

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

World of Tan 6 - Junk

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

World of Tan 20 - Fractions

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

Pyramid Numbers

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What are the next three numbers in this sequence? Can you explain why are they called pyramid numbers?

Regular Rings 1

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Can you work out what shape is made by folding in this way? Why not create some patterns using this shape but in different sizes?

Construct-o-straws

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Make a cube out of straws and have a go at this practical challenge.

Matchsticks

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Reasoning about the number of matches needed to build squares that share their sides.

Folding Flowers 2

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Make a flower design using the same shape made out of different sizes of paper.

World of Tan 1 - Granma T

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

Fractional Triangles

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Use the lines on this figure to show how the square can be divided into 2 halves, 3 thirds, 6 sixths and 9 ninths.

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?

World of Tan 12 - All in a Fluff

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

Regular Rings 2

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What shape is made when you fold using this crease pattern? Can you make a ring design?

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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 11 - the Past, Present and Future

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Can you fit the tangram pieces into the outline of the telescope and microscope?

Folding Flowers 1

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Can you visualise what shape this piece of paper will make when it is folded?

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 15 - Millennia

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

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 18 - Soup

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

World of Tan 9 - Animals

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

Move Those Halves

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For this task, you'll need an A4 sheet and two A5 transparent sheets. Decide on a way of arranging the A5 sheets on top of the A4 sheet and explore ...

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?

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?

Next Size Up

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The challenge for you is to make a string of six (or more!) graded cubes.

Cuisenaire Rods

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