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World of Tan 17 - Weather

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Can you fit the tangram pieces into the outlines of the watering can and man in a boat?

World of Tan 13 - A Storm in a Tea Cup

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Can you fit the tangram pieces into the outline of these convex shapes?

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?

World of Tan 6 - Junk

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

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?

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 3 - Mai Ling

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

Making Maths: Happy Families

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

World of Tan 8 - Sports Car

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Can you fit the tangram pieces into the outline of this sports car?

Three Squares

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

World of Tan 5 - Rocket

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

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 2 - Little Ming

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

Triangle Relations

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

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

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?

Making Maths: Birds from an Egg

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Can you make the birds from the egg tangram?

Conway's Chequerboard Army

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Here is a solitaire type environment for you to experiment with. Which targets can you reach?

World of Tan 9 - Animals

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

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

World of Tan 25 - Pentominoes

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

World of Tan 24 - Clocks

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

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 21 - Almost There Now

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Can you fit the tangram pieces into the outlines of the lobster, yacht and cyclist?

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?

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.

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?

Cover the Tray

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

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 20 - Fractions

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

World of Tan 1 - Granma T

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

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 12 - All in a Fluff

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Can you fit the tangram pieces into the outline of these rabbits?

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?

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 15 - Millennia

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

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?

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 16 - Time Flies

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

Fit These Shapes

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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?

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?

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?

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?

Sea Defences

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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?

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?

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?

Triangle Shapes

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

Masterclasses Information

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If you'd like to know more about Primary Maths Masterclasses, this is the package to read! Find out about current groups in your region or how to set up your own.