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

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?

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?

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?

Making Maths: Happy Families

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

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

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: 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.

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 18 - Soup

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

World of Tan 5 - Rocket

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

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 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 16 - Time Flies

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

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 20 - Fractions

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

Three Squares

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

Putting Two and Two Together

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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?

Two by One

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

World of Tan 3 - Mai Ling

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

Seven Flipped

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

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?

Making Maths: Five-point Snowflake

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

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 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 2 - Little Ming

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

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?

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?

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?

World of Tan 1 - Granma T

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

Sports Equipment

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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?

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?

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?

Counting Counters

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

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?

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?

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?

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!

Four Layers

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Can you create more models that follow these rules?

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.

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 26 - Old Chestnut

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Can you fit the tangram pieces into the outline of this brazier for roasting chestnuts?