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Three Sets of Cubes, Two Surfaces

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How many models can you find which obey these rules?

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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.

Four Layers

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Can you create more models that follow these rules?

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?

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.

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?

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?

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?

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?

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?

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?

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?

Tri.'s

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

Polydron

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

Two by One

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

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?

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 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?

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?

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?

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.

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?

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?

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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.

Escher Tessellations

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

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?

Cover the Tray

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

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 16 - Time Flies

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Can you fit the tangram pieces into the outlines of the candle and sundial?

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 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 9 - Animals

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Can you fit the tangram pieces into the outline of this goat and giraffe?

World of Tan 15 - Millennia

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Can you fit the tangram pieces into the outlines of the workmen?

Making Maths: Birds from an Egg

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Can you make the birds from the egg tangram?

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?

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: 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 Tangrams

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

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 7 - Gat Marn

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Can you fit the tangram pieces into the outline of this plaque design?

World of Tan 20 - Fractions

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Can you fit the tangram pieces into the outlines of the chairs?

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.

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?

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 6 - Junk

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

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?

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?

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

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?