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

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

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

Making Maths: Birds from an Egg

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Can you make the birds from the egg tangram?

Making Maths: Happy Families

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

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.

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: 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?

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?

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 20 - Fractions

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

World of Tan 5 - Rocket

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

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?

Three Squares

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

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.

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?

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 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 21 - Almost There Now

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Can you fit the tangram pieces into the outlines of the lobster, yacht and cyclist?

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?

World of Tan 29 - the Telephone

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

Pyramid Numbers

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

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?

Making Maths: Double-sided Magic Square

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Make your own double-sided magic square. But can you complete both sides once you've made the 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 6 - Junk

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

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?

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 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 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 13 - A Storm in a Tea Cup

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

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 15 - Millennia

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

Music to My Ears

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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?

Making Tangrams

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

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 16 - Time Flies

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

Factors and Multiples Game for Two

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Factors and Multiples game for an adult and child. How can you make sure you win this game?

World of Tan 18 - Soup

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

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?

Construct-o-straws

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

Folding, Cutting and Punching

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

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?

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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.

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 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?

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?