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

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.

Sort Them Out (2)

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

Dice Stairs

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Can you make dice stairs using the rules stated? How do you know you have all the possible stairs?

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 18 - Soup

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

World of Tan 20 - Fractions

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

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 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 25 - Pentominoes

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

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 14 - Celebrations

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

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 3 - Mai Ling

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

Making Maths: Happy Families

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

Four Colours

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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.

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 27 - Sharing

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

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 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?

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

Egyptian Rope

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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?

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?

Cereal Packets

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

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?

Tangram Pictures

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Use the tangram pieces to make our pictures, or to design some of your own!

Cover the Tray

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

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?

Three Sets of Cubes, Two Surfaces

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How many models can you find which obey these rules?

Two by One

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

Making Maths: Birds from an Egg

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Can you make the birds from the egg tangram?

World of Tan 6 - Junk

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

Making Maths: Snake Pits

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A game to make and play based on the number line.

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 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?

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

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?

Conway's Chequerboard Army

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Here is a solitaire type environment for you to experiment with. Which targets can you reach?

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?

Making Cuboids

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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?

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?

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 8 - Sports Car

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Can you fit the tangram pieces into the outline of this sports car?

Three Squares

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

Tri.'s

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