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Thinking Through, and By, Visualising

Stage: 2, 3 and 4

This article is based on some of the ideas that emerged during the production of a book which takes visualising as its focus. We began to identify problems which helped us to take a structured view. . . .

The Development of Spatial and Geometric Thinking: 5 to 18

Stage: 1, 2, 3 and 4

This is the first article in a series which aim to provide some insight into the way spatial thinking develops in children, and draw on a range of reported research. The focus of this article is the. . . .

Dice, Routes and Pathways

Stage: 1, 2 and 3

This article for teachers discusses examples of problems in which there is no obvious method but in which children can be encouraged to think deeply about the context and extend their ability to. . . .

Put Yourself in a Box

Stage: 2 Challenge Level:

A game for 2 players. Given a board of dots in a grid pattern, players take turns drawing a line by connecting 2 adjacent dots. Your goal is to complete more squares than your opponent.

World of Tan 16 - Time Flies

Stage: 2 Challenge Level:

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

Right or Left?

Stage: 2 Challenge Level:

Which of these dice are right-handed and which are left-handed?

World of Tan 17 - Weather

Stage: 2 Challenge Level:

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

World of Tan 18 - Soup

Stage: 2 Challenge Level:

Can you fit the tangram pieces into the outlines of Mai Ling and Chi Wing?

World of Tan 15 - Millennia

Stage: 2 Challenge Level:

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

World of Tan 14 - Celebrations

Stage: 2 Challenge Level:

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

Turning Cogs

Stage: 2 Challenge Level:

What happens when you turn these cogs? Investigate the differences between turning two cogs of different sizes and two cogs which are the same.

The Development of Spatial and Geometric Thinking: the Importance of Instruction.

Stage: 1 and 2

This article looks at levels of geometric thinking and the types of activities required to develop this thinking.

World of Tan 9 - Animals

Stage: 2 Challenge Level:

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

Making Tangrams

Stage: 2 Challenge Level:

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

Bands and Bridges: Bringing Topology Back

Stage: 2 and 3

Lyndon Baker describes how the Mobius strip and Euler's law can introduce pupils to the idea of topology.

Hundred Square

Stage: 1 Challenge Level:

A hundred square has been printed on both sides of a piece of paper. What is on the back of 100? 58? 23? 19?

Sliding Puzzle

Stage: 1, 2, 3 and 4 Challenge Level:

The aim of the game is to slide the green square from the top right hand corner to the bottom left hand corner in the least number of moves.

Stage: 1 Challenge Level:

Here are shadows of some 3D shapes. What shapes could have made them?

Diagonal Dodge

Stage: 2 and 3 Challenge Level:

A game for 2 players. Can be played online. One player has 1 red counter, the other has 4 blue. The red counter needs to reach the other side, and the blue needs to trap the red.

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 25 - Pentominoes

Stage: 2 Challenge Level:

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

World of Tan 24 - Clocks

Stage: 2 Challenge Level:

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

World of Tan 27 - Sharing

Stage: 2 Challenge Level:

Can you fit the tangram pieces into the outline of Little Fung at the table?

World of Tan 28 - Concentrating on Coordinates

Stage: 2 Challenge Level:

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

Zooming in on the Squares

Stage: 2 and 3

Start with a large square, join the midpoints of its sides, you'll see four right angled triangles. Remove these triangles, a second square is left. Repeat the operation. What happens?

World of Tan 29 - the Telephone

Stage: 2 Challenge Level:

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

Skeleton Shapes

Stage: 1 Challenge Level:

How many balls of modelling clay and how many straws does it take to make these skeleton shapes?

World of Tan 22 - an Appealing Stroll

Stage: 2 Challenge Level:

Can you fit the tangram pieces into the outline of the child walking home from school?

Endless Noughts and Crosses

Stage: 2 Challenge Level:

An extension of noughts and crosses in which the grid is enlarged and the length of the winning line can to altered to 3, 4 or 5.

Penta Play

Stage: 2 Challenge Level:

A shape and space game for 2,3 or 4 players. Be the last person to be able to place a pentomino piece on the playing board. Play with card, or on the computer.

World of Tan 8 - Sports Car

Stage: 2 Challenge Level:

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

Stage: 2 Challenge Level:

How can the same pieces of the tangram make this bowl before and after it was chipped? Use the interactivity to try and work out what is going on!

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?

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?

Twice as Big?

Stage: 2 Challenge Level:

Investigate how the four L-shapes fit together to make an enlarged L-shape. You could explore this idea with other shapes too.

World of Tan 13 - A Storm in a Tea Cup

Stage: 2 Challenge Level:

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

Clocking Off

Stage: 2, 3 and 4 Challenge Level:

I found these clocks in the Arts Centre at the University of Warwick intriguing - do they really need four clocks and what times would be ambiguous with only two or three of them?

Making Maths: Rolypoly

Stage: 1 and 2 Challenge Level:

Paint a stripe on a cardboard roll. Can you predict what will happen when it is rolled across a sheet of paper?

One Big Triangle

Stage: 1 Challenge Level:

Make one big triangle so the numbers that touch on the small triangles add to 10. You could use the interactivity to help you.

The Development of Spatial and Geometric Thinking: Co-ordinating Space in Drawings

Stage: 1

This second article in the series refers to research about levels of development of spatial thinking and the possible influence of instruction.

Paper Patchwork 1

Stage: 1 Challenge Level:

Can you work out what shape is made when this piece of paper is folded up using the crease pattern shown?

World of Tan 1 - Granma T

Stage: 2 Challenge Level:

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

Paper Patchwork 2

Stage: 1 Challenge Level:

Have a go at making a few of these shapes from paper in different sizes. What patterns can you create?

Folding, Cutting and Punching

Stage: 2 Challenge Level:

Exploring and predicting folding, cutting and punching holes and making spirals.

Auditorium Steps

Stage: 2 and 3 Challenge Level:

What is the shape of wrapping paper that you would need to completely wrap this model?

Circles, Circles

Stage: 1 and 2 Challenge Level:

Here are some arrangements of circles. How many circles would I need to make the next size up for each? Can you create your own arrangement and investigate the number of circles it needs?

Square it for Two

Stage: 1 and 2 Challenge Level:

Square It game for an adult and child. Can you come up with a way of always winning this game?

Paper Partners

Stage: 1 Challenge Level:

Can you describe a piece of paper clearly enough for your partner to know which piece it is?