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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

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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?

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?

Four Layers

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Can you create more models that follow these rules?

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.

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?

Making Maths: Happy Families

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

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?

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

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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.

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?

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

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?

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 9 - Animals

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

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?

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?

World of Tan 7 - Gat Marn

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

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.

Construct-o-straws

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Make a cube out of straws and have a go at this practical challenge.

Making Maths: Be a Mathemagician

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Surprise your friends with this magic square trick.

Making Maths: Test the Strength of a Triangle

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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.

Making Maths: Five-point Snowflake

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

Making Maths: A-maze-ing

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Did you know mazes tell stories? Find out more about mazes and make one of your own.

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 20 - Fractions

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

Making Maths: Snowflakes

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It's hard to make a snowflake with six perfect lines of symmetry, but it's fun to try!

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?

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?

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.

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?

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?

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?

Two by One

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

Hoops/rope

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Ideas for practical ways of representing data such as Venn and Carroll diagrams.

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 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 6 - Junk

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

World of Tan 29 - the Telephone

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

Making Tangrams

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

World of Tan 24 - Clocks

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

A Patchwork Piece

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

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?

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?