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Poly Plug Pattern

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Create a pattern on the left-hand grid. How could you extend your pattern on the right-hand grid?

Penta Play

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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.

Hexpentas

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How many different ways can you find of fitting five hexagons together? How will you know you have found all the ways?

L-ateral Thinking

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Try this interactive strategy game for 2

Shape Mapping

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What is the relationship between these first two shapes? Which shape relates to the third one in the same way? Can you explain why?

Peg Rotation

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Can you work out what kind of rotation produced this pattern of pegs in our pegboard?

Flip

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Can you picture where this letter "F" will be on the grid if you flip it in these different ways?

Posting Triangles

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If you can post the triangle with either the blue or yellow colour face up, how many ways can it be posted altogether?

Happy Halving

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Can you split each of the shapes below in half so that the two parts are exactly the same?

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.

Rearrange the Square

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We can cut a small triangle off the corner of a square and then fit the two pieces together. Can you work out how these shapes are made from the two pieces?

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This practical problem challenges you to make quadrilaterals with a loop of string. You'll need some friends to help!

Let Us Reflect

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Where can you put the mirror across the square so that you can still "see" the whole square? How many different positions are possible?

Ten Hidden Squares

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These points all mark the vertices (corners) of ten hidden squares. Can you find the 10 hidden squares?

Sponge Sections

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You have been given three shapes made out of sponge: a sphere, a cylinder and a cone. Your challenge is to find out how to cut them to make different shapes for printing.

Fred the Class Robot

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Billy's class had a robot called Fred who could draw with chalk held underneath him. What shapes did the pupils make Fred draw?

World of Tan 8 - Sports Car

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

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

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

Matchsticks

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Reasoning about the number of matches needed to build squares that share their sides.

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?

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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 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?

Redblue

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Investigate the number of paths you can take from one vertex to another in these 3D shapes. Is it possible to take an odd number and an even number of paths to the same vertex?

Dragons and Swans

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A game for two players. You'll need some counters.

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 6 - Junk

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

World of Tan 5 - Rocket

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

Turning Cogs

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

Making Tangrams

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

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 18 - Soup

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

Cut Nets

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Each of the nets of nine solid shapes has been cut into two pieces. Can you see which pieces go together?

Right or Left?

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

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

Hexagon Transformations

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Can you cut a regular hexagon into two pieces to make a parallelogram? Try cutting it into three pieces to make a rhombus!

A Chain of Eight Polyhedra

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Can you arrange the shapes in a chain so that each one shares a face (or faces) that are the same shape as the one that follows it?

Twice as Big?

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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 16 - Time Flies

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

Put Yourself in a Box

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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 14 - Celebrations

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

Hundred Square

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

Multiplication Series: Illustrating Number Properties with Arrays

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This article for teachers describes how modelling number properties involving multiplication using an array of objects not only allows children to represent their thinking with concrete materials,. . . .

Endless Noughts and Crosses

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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.

World of Tan 15 - Millennia

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

Tangram Tangle

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If you split the square into these two pieces, it is possible to fit the pieces together again to make a new shape. How many new shapes can you make?

Horizontal Vertical

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Take it in turns to place a domino on the grid. One to be placed horizontally and the other vertically. Can you make it impossible for your opponent to play?

Tricky Triangles

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Use the three triangles to fill these outline shapes. Perhaps you can create some of your own shapes for a friend to fill?

Colour Wheels

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Imagine a wheel with different markings painted on it at regular intervals. Can you predict the colour of the 18th mark? The 100th mark?