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Penta Play

Stage: 2 Challenge Level: Challenge Level:2 Challenge Level:2

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.

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Flip

Stage: 2 Challenge Level: Challenge Level:2 Challenge Level:2

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

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Shape Mapping

Stage: 2 Challenge Level: Challenge Level:2 Challenge Level:2

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

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Khun Phaen Escapes to Freedom

Stage: 3 Challenge Level: Challenge Level:3 Challenge Level:3 Challenge Level:3

Slide the pieces to move Khun Phaen past all the guards into the position on the right from which he can escape to freedom.

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Square to L

Stage: 2 Challenge Level: Challenge Level:1

Find a way to cut a 4 by 4 square into only two pieces, then rejoin the two pieces to make an L shape 6 units high.

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Peg Rotation

Stage: 2 Challenge Level: Challenge Level:3 Challenge Level:3 Challenge Level:3

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

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Part the Polygons

Stage: 2 Short Challenge Level: Challenge Level:1

Draw three straight lines to separate these shapes into four groups - each group must contain one of each shape.

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Shady Symmetry

Stage: 3 Challenge Level: Challenge Level:1

How many different symmetrical shapes can you make by shading triangles or squares?

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Hexpentas

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

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

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Stringy Quads

Stage: 2 Challenge Level: Challenge Level:2 Challenge Level:2

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

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L-ateral Thinking

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

Try this interactive strategy game for 2

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Turning Triangles

Stage: 3 Challenge Level: Challenge Level:1

A triangle ABC resting on a horizontal line is "rolled" along the line. Describe the paths of each of the vertices and the relationships between them and the original triangle.

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Troublesome Dice

Stage: 3 Challenge Level: Challenge Level:1

When dice land edge-up, we usually roll again. But what if we didn't...?

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Hexagon Transformations

Stage: 2 Challenge Level: Challenge Level:2 Challenge Level:2

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

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Diagrams

Stage: 2 Challenge Level: Challenge Level:2 Challenge Level:2

A group activity using visualisation of squares and triangles.

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Screwed-up

Stage: 3 Challenge Level: Challenge Level:1

A cylindrical helix is just a spiral on a cylinder, like an ordinary spring or the thread on a bolt. If I turn a left-handed helix over (top to bottom) does it become a right handed helix?

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Counting Triangles

Stage: 3 Challenge Level: Challenge Level:1

Triangles are formed by joining the vertices of a skeletal cube. How many different types of triangle are there? How many triangles altogether?

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Putting Two and Two Together

Stage: 2 Challenge Level: Challenge Level:1

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?

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Linkage

Stage: 3 Challenge Level: Challenge Level:3 Challenge Level:3 Challenge Level:3

Four rods, two of length a and two of length b, are linked to form a kite. The linkage is moveable so that the angles change. What is the maximum area of the kite?

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Pattern Power

Stage: 1, 2 and 3

Mathematics is the study of patterns. Studying pattern is an opportunity to observe, hypothesise, experiment, discover and create.

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Reflecting Squarely

Stage: 3 Challenge Level: Challenge Level:1

In how many ways can you fit all three pieces together to make shapes with line symmetry?

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Let Us Reflect

Stage: 2 Challenge Level: Challenge Level:1

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

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Nine-pin Triangles

Stage: 2 Challenge Level: Challenge Level:3 Challenge Level:3 Challenge Level:3

How many different triangles can you make on a circular pegboard that has nine pegs?

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Overlapping Again

Stage: 2 Challenge Level: Challenge Level:2 Challenge Level:2

What shape is the overlap when you slide one of these shapes half way across another? Can you picture it in your head? Use the interactivity to check your visualisation.

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Folding Flowers 1

Stage: 2 Challenge Level: Challenge Level:1

Can you visualise what shape this piece of paper will make when it is folded?

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Quadrilaterals

Stage: 2 Challenge Level: Challenge Level:3 Challenge Level:3 Challenge Level:3

How many DIFFERENT quadrilaterals can be made by joining the dots on the 8-point circle?

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Weighty Problem

Stage: 3 Challenge Level: Challenge Level:1

The diagram shows a very heavy kitchen cabinet. It cannot be lifted but it can be pivoted around a corner. The task is to move it, without sliding, in a series of turns about the corners so that it. . . .

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Rolling Triangle

Stage: 3 Challenge Level: Challenge Level:3 Challenge Level:3 Challenge Level:3

The triangle ABC is equilateral. The arc AB has centre C, the arc BC has centre A and the arc CA has centre B. Explain how and why this shape can roll along between two parallel tracks.

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Constructing Triangles

Stage: 3 Challenge Level: Challenge Level:1

Generate three random numbers to determine the side lengths of a triangle. What triangles can you draw?

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Fred the Class Robot

Stage: 2 Challenge Level: Challenge Level:2 Challenge Level:2

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

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Cubic Conundrum

Stage: 2 Challenge Level: Challenge Level:3 Challenge Level:3 Challenge Level:3

Which of the following cubes can be made from these nets?

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Conway's Chequerboard Army

Stage: 3 Challenge Level: Challenge Level:2 Challenge Level:2

Here is a solitaire type environment for you to experiment with. Which targets can you reach?

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Move Those Halves

Stage: 2 Challenge Level: Challenge Level:2 Challenge Level:2

For this task, you'll need an A4 sheet and two A5 transparent sheets. Decide on a way of arranging the A5 sheets on top of the A4 sheet and explore ...

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Making Tangrams

Stage: 2 Challenge Level: Challenge Level:1

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

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World of Tan 19 - Working Men

Stage: 2 Challenge Level: Challenge Level:2 Challenge Level:2

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

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World of Tan 6 - Junk

Stage: 2 Challenge Level: Challenge Level:2 Challenge Level:2

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

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World of Tan 13 - A Storm in a Tea Cup

Stage: 2 Challenge Level: Challenge Level:2 Challenge Level:2

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

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Counting Cards

Stage: 2 Challenge Level: Challenge Level:3 Challenge Level:3 Challenge Level:3

A magician took a suit of thirteen cards and held them in his hand face down. Every card he revealed had the same value as the one he had just finished spelling. How did this work?

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Tangram Paradox

Stage: 2 Challenge Level: Challenge Level:1

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!

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John's Train Is on Time

Stage: 3 Challenge Level: Challenge Level:3 Challenge Level:3 Challenge Level:3

A train leaves on time. After it has gone 8 miles (at 33mph) the driver looks at his watch and sees that the hour hand is exactly over the minute hand. When did the train leave the station?

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World of Tan 7 - Gat Marn

Stage: 2 Challenge Level: Challenge Level:2 Challenge Level:2

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

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World of Tan 5 - Rocket

Stage: 2 Challenge Level: Challenge Level:2 Challenge Level:2

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

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Threesomes

Stage: 3 Challenge Level: Challenge Level:1

Imagine an infinitely large sheet of square dotty paper on which you can draw triangles of any size you wish (providing each vertex is on a dot). What areas is it/is it not possible to draw?

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World of Tan 1 - Granma T

Stage: 2 Challenge Level: Challenge Level:2 Challenge Level:2

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

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Little Boxes

Stage: 2 Challenge Level: Challenge Level:2 Challenge Level:2

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

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Turning Cogs

Stage: 2 Challenge Level: Challenge Level:3 Challenge Level:3 Challenge Level:3

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

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World of Tan 9 - Animals

Stage: 2 Challenge Level: Challenge Level:2 Challenge Level:2

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

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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.

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World of Tan 29 - the Telephone

Stage: 2 Challenge Level: Challenge Level:2 Challenge Level:2

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

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World of Tan 8 - Sports Car

Stage: 2 Challenge Level: Challenge Level:2 Challenge Level:2

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