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Making Maths: Happy Families

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

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

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: Birds from an Egg

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Can you make the birds from the egg tangram?

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

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?

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 4 - Monday Morning

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Can you fit the tangram pieces into the outline of Wai Ping, Wah Ming and Chi Wing?

World of Tan 2 - Little Ming

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

World of Tan 6 - Junk

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

World of Tan 5 - Rocket

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Can you fit the tangram pieces into the outline of the rocket?

Midpoint Triangle

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

Building Patterns

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

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?

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.

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 19 - Working Men

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Can you fit the tangram pieces into the outline of this shape. How would you describe it?

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?

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?

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 29 - the Telephone

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

World of Tan 27 - Sharing

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

Pyramid Numbers

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

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 24 - Clocks

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

World of Tan 3 - Mai Ling

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

Making Maths: Five-point Snowflake

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

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 Squares

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

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 25 - Pentominoes

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

Making Tangrams

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

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 1 - Granma T

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Can you fit the tangram pieces into the outline of Granma T?

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This practical problem challenges you to make quadrilaterals with a loop of string. You'll need some friends to help!

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?

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 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 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?

Cuisenaire Rods

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These squares have been made from Cuisenaire rods. Can you describe the pattern? What would the next square look like?

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.

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?

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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.

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?

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?

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?