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Broad Topics > Using, Applying and Reasoning about Mathematics > Visualising

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?

Change Around

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Move just three of the circles so that the triangle faces in the opposite direction.

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.

Tangram Paradox

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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!

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?

Dragons and Swans

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

Overlaps

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What does the overlap of these two shapes look like? Try picturing it in your head and then use the interactivity to test your prediction.

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?

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.

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?

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.

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 17 - Weather

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

Right or Left?

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

Shadow Play

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

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?

World of Tan 21 - Almost There Now

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

World of Tan 29 - the Telephone

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

World of Tan 28 - Concentrating on Coordinates

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

Makeover

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Exchange the positions of the two sets of counters in the least possible number of moves

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?

Cubes Cut Into Four Pieces

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Eight children each had a cube made from modelling clay. They cut them into four pieces which were all exactly the same shape and size. Whose pieces are the same? Can you decide who made each set?

World of Tan 27 - Sharing

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

World of Tan 26 - Old Chestnut

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

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?

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.

Skeleton Shapes

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

World of Tan 24 - Clocks

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

World of Tan 25 - Pentominoes

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

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 14 - Celebrations

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

Coin Cogs

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Can you work out what is wrong with the cogs on a UK 2 pound coin?

Start Cube Drilling

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Imagine a 3 by 3 by 3 cube. If you and a friend drill holes in some of the small cubes in the ways described, how many will have holes drilled through them?

Domino Numbers

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Can you see why 2 by 2 could be 5? Can you predict what 2 by 10 will be?

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 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 2 - Little Ming

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

World of Tan 1 - Granma T

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

Triple Cubes

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This challenge involves eight three-cube models made from interlocking cubes. Investigate different ways of putting the models together then compare your constructions.

28 and It's Upward and Onward

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Can you find ways of joining cubes together so that 28 faces are visible?

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?

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?

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.

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 7 - Gat Marn

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

Multiplication Series: Illustrating Number Properties with Arrays

Stage: 1 and 2

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,. . . .

Making Tangrams

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

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?

Taking Steps

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In each of the pictures the invitation is for you to: Count what you see. Identify how you think the pattern would continue.