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### 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?

### Cover the Tray

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

### 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?

### 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.

### Two on Five

##### Stage: 1 and 2 Challenge Level:

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?

### Tri.'s

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

### Cuboid-in-a-box

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What is the smallest cuboid that you can put in this box so that you cannot fit another that's the same into it?

### Shaping Up

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Are all the possible combinations of two shapes included in this set of 27 cards? How do you know?

### Two by One

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

### 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?

### Three Sets of Cubes, Two Surfaces

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How many models can you find which obey these rules?

### 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?

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How can you arrange the 5 cubes so that you need the smallest number of Brush Loads of paint to cover them? Try with other numbers of cubes as well.

### 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?

### 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?

### 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.

### Polydron

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This activity investigates how you might make squares and pentominoes from Polydron.

### Escher Tessellations

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This practical investigation invites you to make tessellating shapes in a similar way to the artist Escher.

### Fit These Shapes

##### Stage: 1 and 2 Challenge Level:

What is the largest number of circles we can fit into the frame without them overlapping? How do you know? What will happen if you try the other shapes?

### Dice Stairs

##### Stage: 2 Challenge Level:

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

### 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?

### 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.

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

### Order the Changes

##### Stage: 2 Challenge Level:

Can you order pictures of the development of a frog from frogspawn and of a bean seed growing into a plant?

### It's a Fence!

##### Stage: 1 and 2 Challenge Level:

In this challenge, you will work in a group to investigate circular fences enclosing trees that are planted in square or triangular arrangements.

### 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.

### 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?

### 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?

### Four Layers

##### Stage: 1 and 2 Challenge Level:

Can you create more models that follow these rules?

### Making Maths: Birds from an Egg

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Can you make the birds from the egg tangram?

### Triangle Relations

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What do these two triangles have in common? How are they related?

### Cut and Make

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Cut a square of paper into three pieces as shown. Now,can you use the 3 pieces to make a large triangle, a parallelogram and the square again?

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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.

### Making Maths: Happy Families

##### Stage: 1 and 2 Challenge Level:

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

### 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?

### 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.

### 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?

### Counter Ideas

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

### A Patchwork Piece

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

### 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 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?

### 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?

### World of Tan 6 - Junk

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