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### 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?

### 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?

### 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?

### 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.

### Tri.'s

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

### Two by One

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

### 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?

### 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?

### Three Sets of Cubes, Two Surfaces

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How many models can you find which obey these rules?

### Order the Changes

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

### 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?

### 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?

### 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?

### 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?

### 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?

### 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?

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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.

### Triangle Relations

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

### Polydron

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

### 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?

### 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?

### 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?

### 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.

### 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?

### 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.

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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.

### 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.

### Triangle Shapes

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

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

### Pyramid Numbers

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

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

### 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.

### 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?

### Making Maths: Happy Families

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

### Domino Sets

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

### Making Maths: Birds from an Egg

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Can you make the birds from the egg tangram?

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

### 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?

### Regular Rings 1

##### Stage: 2 Challenge Level:

Can you work out what shape is made by folding in this way? Why not create some patterns using this shape but in different sizes?

### Four Layers

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

Can you create more models that follow these rules?

### Making Tangrams

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

### A Patchwork Piece

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

### 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?

### Cunning Card Trick

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Delight your friends with this cunning trick! Can you explain how it works?

### 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 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?