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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.

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.

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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!

Go Moku

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A game for two players on a large squared space.

Makeover

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

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.

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 29 - the Telephone

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

More Building with Cubes

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Here are more buildings to picture in your mind's eye. Watch out - they become quite complicated!

World of Tan 3 - Mai Ling

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Can you fit the tangram pieces into the outline of Mai Ling?

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!

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

Green Cube, Yellow Cube

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How can you paint the faces of these eight cubes so they can be put together to make a 2 x 2 cube that is green all over AND a 2 x 2 cube that is yellow all over?

Construct-o-straws

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Make a cube out of straws and have a go at this practical challenge.

Three Squares

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What is the greatest number of squares you can make by overlapping three squares?

The Path of the Dice

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A game for 1 person. Can you work out how the dice must be rolled from the start position to the finish? Play on line.

Matchsticks

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

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?

A Puzzling Cube

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Here are the six faces of a cube - in no particular order. Here are three views of the cube. Can you deduce where the faces are in relation to each other and record them on the net of this cube?

Counter Roundup

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A game for 1 or 2 people. Use the interactive version, or play with friends. Try to round up as many counters as possible.

Single Track

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What is the best way to shunt these carriages so that each train can continue its journey?

Shunting Puzzle

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Can you shunt the trucks so that the Cattle truck and the Sheep truck change places and the Engine is back on the main line?

Wrapping Presents

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Choose a box and work out the smallest rectangle of paper needed to wrap it so that it is completely covered.

Peg Rotation

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

Dicey

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A game has a special dice with a colour spot on each face. These three pictures show different views of the same dice. What colour is opposite blue?

Waiting for Blast Off

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10 space travellers are waiting to board their spaceships. There are two rows of seats in the waiting room. Using the rules, where are they all sitting? Can you find all the possible ways?

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?

Folding, Cutting and Punching

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

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.

World of Tan 24 - Clocks

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

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?

World of Tan 25 - Pentominoes

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

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?

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?

World of Tan 27 - Sharing

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

Trace the Edges

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On which of these shapes can you trace a path along all of its edges, without going over any edge twice?

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?

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?

Three Cubed

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Can you make a 3x3 cube with these shapes made from small cubes?

Odd Squares

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Think of a number, square it and subtract your starting number. Is the number you’re left with odd or even? How do the images help to explain this?

Square to L

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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.

Holes

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I've made some cubes and some cubes with holes in. This challenge invites you to explore the difference in the number of small cubes I've used. Can you see any patterns?

Jomista Mat

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Looking at the picture of this Jomista Mat, can you decribe what you see? Why not try and make one yourself?

A Square in a Circle

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What shape has Harry drawn on this clock face? Can you find its area? What is the largest number of square tiles that could cover this area?

World of Tan 20 - Fractions

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

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?

Cubic Conundrum

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

Midpoint Triangle

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Can you cut up a square in the way shown and make the pieces into a triangle?

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?