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### Cover the Tray

##### Stage: 2 Challenge Level:

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

### Sticks and Triangles

##### Stage: 2 Challenge Level:

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 by One

##### Stage: 2 Challenge Level:

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

### Making Cuboids

##### Stage: 2 Challenge Level:

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?

### Four Colours

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

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

##### Stage: 2 Challenge Level:

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

### Cereal Packets

##### Stage: 2 Challenge Level:

How can you put five cereal packets together to make different shapes if you must put them face-to-face?

### Two on Five

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

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?

### Shaping Up

##### Stage: 2 Challenge Level:

Are all the possible combinations of two shapes included in this set of 27 cards? How do you know?

### Map Folding

##### Stage: 2 Challenge Level:

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?

### Putting Two and Two Together

##### Stage: 2 Challenge Level:

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

##### Stage: 2 Challenge Level:

How many models can you find which obey these rules?

### Egyptian Rope

##### Stage: 2 Challenge Level:

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?

### Order the Changes

##### Stage: 2 Challenge Level:

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

### Cuboid-in-a-box

##### Stage: 2 Challenge Level:

What is the smallest cuboid that you can put in this box so that you cannot fit another that's the same into it?

### Polydron

##### Stage: 2 Challenge Level:

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

### Square Corners

##### Stage: 2 Challenge Level:

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?

### 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?

##### Stage: 2 Challenge Level:

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.

### Seven Flipped

##### Stage: 2 Challenge Level:

Investigate the smallest number of moves it takes to turn these mats upside-down if you can only turn exactly three at a time.

### Cutting Corners

##### Stage: 2 Challenge Level:

Can you make the most extraordinary, the most amazing, the most unusual patterns/designs from these triangles which are made in a special way?

### Little Boxes

##### Stage: 2 Challenge Level:

How many different cuboids can you make when you use four CDs or DVDs? How about using five, then six?

### Two Squared

##### Stage: 2 Challenge Level:

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

##### Stage: 2 Challenge Level:

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

### Triangle Relations

##### Stage: 2 Challenge Level:

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

### Four Layers

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

Can you create more models that follow these rules?

### Domino Sets

##### Stage: 2 Challenge Level:

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

### Making Maths: Happy Families

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

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

### Pyramid Numbers

##### Stage: 2 Challenge Level:

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

### Double Your Popcorn, Double Your Pleasure

##### Stage: 2 Challenge Level:

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.

### How Tall?

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

A group of children are discussing the height of a tall tree. How would you go about finding out its height?

### Amazing Card Trick

##### Stage: 3 Challenge Level:

How is it possible to predict the card?

### Making Maths: Birds from an Egg

##### Stage: 2 Challenge Level:

Can you make the birds from the egg tangram?

### Fencing

##### Stage: 2 Challenge Level:

Arrange your fences to make the largest rectangular space you can. Try with four fences, then five, then six etc.

### It's a Fence!

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

In this challenge, you will work in a group to investigate circular fences enclosing trees that are planted in square or triangular arrangements.

### Sort Them Out (2)

##### Stage: 2 Challenge Level:

Can you each work out the number on your card? What do you notice? How could you sort the cards?

### Advent Calendar 2008

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

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

### The Numbers Give the Design

##### Stage: 2 Challenge Level:

Make new patterns from simple turning instructions. You can have a go using pencil and paper or with a floor robot.

### Square Tangram

##### Stage: 2 Challenge Level:

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?

### Advent Calendar 2006

##### Stage: 2 Challenge Level:

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

### World of Tan 6 - Junk

##### Stage: 2 Challenge Level:

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

### Counting Counters

##### Stage: 2 Challenge Level:

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

##### Stage: 2 Challenge Level:

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

### Making Maths: Indian Window Screen

##### Stage: 2 Challenge Level:

Can you recreate this Indian screen pattern? Can you make up similar patterns of your own?

### 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.

### Masterclasses Information

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

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.

### World of Tan 26 - Old Chestnut

##### Stage: 2 Challenge Level:

Can you fit the tangram pieces into the outline of this brazier for roasting chestnuts?

### World of Tan 21 - Almost There Now

##### Stage: 2 Challenge Level:

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

### World of Tan 20 - Fractions

##### Stage: 2 Challenge Level:

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

### World of Tan 19 - Working Men

##### Stage: 2 Challenge Level:

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