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### Counter Ideas

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Here are some ideas to try in the classroom for using counters to investigate number patterns.

### Making Maths: Stars

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Have a go at drawing these stars which use six points drawn around a circle. Perhaps you can create your own designs?

### Midpoint Triangle

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

### 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?

### Making Maths: Kites and Darts

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Using these kite and dart templates, you could try to recreate part of Penrose's famous tessellation or design one yourself.

### Making Maths: Make a Magic Circle

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Make a mobius band and investigate its properties.

### Paper Curves

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This is a simple paper-folding activity that gives an intriguing result which you can then investigate further.

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Make a cube with three strips of paper. Colour three faces or use the numbers 1 to 6 to make a die.

### Straight to Curves

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How can you make a curve from straight strips of paper?

### Making Maths: A-maze-ing

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Did you know mazes tell stories? Find out more about mazes and make one of your own.

### Making Maths: Triangular Ball

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Make a ball from triangles!

### The Numbers Give the Design

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Make new patterns from simple turning instructions. You can have a go using pencil and paper or with a floor robot.

### A Patchwork Piece

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Follow the diagrams to make this patchwork piece, based on an octagon in a square.

### Making Maths: Making a Tangram

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Follow these instructions to make a three-piece and/or seven-piece tangram.

### 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?

### Making Maths: Be a Mathemagician

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Surprise your friends with this magic square trick.

### Domino Sets

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How do you know if your set of dominoes is complete?

### 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!

### Making Tangrams

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

### Making Maths: Five-point Snowflake

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

### Folding

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What shapes can you make by folding an A4 piece of paper?

### Car Journey

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This practical activity involves measuring length/distance.

### Making Maths: Test the Strength of a Triangle

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Have you noticed that triangles are used in manmade structures? Perhaps there is a good reason for this? 'Test a Triangle' and see how rigid triangles are.

### It's a Tie

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Kaia is sure that her father has worn a particular tie twice a week in at least five of the last ten weeks, but her father disagrees. Who do you think is right?

### Hoops/rope

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

### This Fencing

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Arrange your fences to make the largest rectangular space you can. Try with four fences, then five, then six etc.

### 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 18 - Soup

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

### 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?

### Square Corners

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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?

### 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?

### 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?

### Building Patterns

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Can you deduce the pattern that has been used to lay out these bottle tops?

### 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 26 - Old Chestnut

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

### 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?

### Triangle Shapes

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This practical problem challenges you to create shapes and patterns with two different types of triangle. You could even try overlapping them.

### 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?

### 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?

### 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?

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

### 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.

### Making Maths: Birds from an Egg

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Can you make the birds from the egg tangram?

### 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.

### 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?

### 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?