What 3D shapes occur in nature. How efficiently can you pack these shapes together?
This task depends on groups working collaboratively, discussing and
reasoning to agree a final product.
Various solids are lowered into a beaker of water. How does the
water level rise in each case?
This task develops spatial reasoning skills. By framing and asking
questions a member of the team has to find out what mathematical
object they have chosen.
Interior angles can help us to work out which polygons will
tessellate. Can we use similar ideas to predict which polygons
combine to create semi-regular solids?
A task which depends on members of the group working
collaboratively to reach a single goal.
In this article, we look at solids constructed using symmetries of