Follow these instructions to make a three-piece and/or seven-piece tangram.
More Logo for beginners. Learn to calculate exterior angles and draw regular polygons using procedures and variables.
Arrange your fences to make the largest rectangular space you can. Try with four fences, then five, then six etc.
Learn about Pen Up and Pen Down in Logo
Turn through bigger angles and draw stars with Logo.
Make an equilateral triangle by folding paper and use it to make patterns of your own.
What happens when a procedure calls itself?
A game to make and play based on the number line.
Make a spiral mobile.
Logo helps us to understand gradients of lines and why Muggles Magic is not magic but mathematics. See the problem Muggles magic.
Make a mobius band and investigate its properties.
How can you make a curve from straight strips of paper?
Make a ball from triangles!
Time for a little mathemagic! Choose any five cards from a pack and show four of them to your partner. How can they work out the fifth?
How is it possible to predict the card?
Make a cube with three strips of paper. Colour three faces or use the numbers 1 to 6 to make a die.
Have a go at drawing these stars which use six points drawn around a circle. Perhaps you can create your own designs?
More Logo for beginners. Now learn more about the REPEAT command.
Make a clinometer and use it to help you estimate the heights of tall objects.
It might seem impossible but it is possible. How can you cut a playing card to make a hole big enough to walk through?
Using these kite and dart templates, you could try to recreate part of Penrose's famous tessellation or design one yourself.
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.
In this article for teachers, Bernard uses some problems to suggest that once a numerical pattern has been spotted from a practical starting point, going back to the practical can help explain. . . .
Draw whirling squares and see how Fibonacci sequences and golden rectangles are connected.
Write a Logo program, putting in variables, and see the effect when you change the variables.
Learn how to draw circles using Logo. Wait a minute! Are they really circles? If not what are they?
Learn to write procedures and build them into Logo programs. Learn to use variables.
Did you know mazes tell stories? Find out more about mazes and make one of your own.
This is the second in a twelve part introduction to Logo for beginners. In this part you learn to draw polygons.
Galileo, a famous inventor who lived about 400 years ago, came up with an idea similar to this for making a time measuring instrument. Can you turn your pendulum into an accurate minute timer?
Surprise your friends with this magic square trick.
You could use just coloured pencils and paper to create this design, but it will be more eye-catching if you can get hold of hammer, nails and string.
Can you puzzle out what sequences these Logo programs will give? Then write your own Logo programs to generate sequences.
This part introduces the use of Logo for number work. Learn how to use Logo to generate sequences of numbers.
How many differently shaped rectangles can you build using these equilateral and isosceles triangles? Can you make a square?
Paint a stripe on a cardboard roll. Can you predict what will happen when it is rolled across a sheet of paper?
Follow these instructions to make a five-pointed snowflake from a square of paper.
Make some celtic knot patterns using tiling techniques
It's hard to make a snowflake with six perfect lines of symmetry, but it's fun to try!
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?
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?
How can you make an angle of 60 degrees by folding a sheet of paper twice?
Here are some ideas to try in the classroom for using counters to investigate number patterns.
This practical activity involves measuring length/distance.
Can you order pictures of the development of a frog from frogspawn and of a bean seed growing into a plant?
These are pictures of the sea defences at New Brighton. Can you work out what a basic shape might be in both images of the sea wall and work out a way they might fit together?
Here's a simple way to make a Tangram without any measuring or ruling lines.
Can you describe what happens in this film?
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?
This article for students gives some instructions about how to make some different braids.