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

Nine Colours

Stage: 3 Challenge Level:

Can you use small coloured cubes to make a 3 by 3 by 3 cube so that each face of the bigger cube contains one of each colour?

Dicey

Stage: 2 Challenge Level:

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?

Triple Cubes

Stage: 1 and 2 Challenge Level:

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

Stage: 2 Challenge Level:

How can you arrange the 5 cubes so that you need the smallest number of Brush Loads of paint to cover them? Try with other numbers of cubes as well.

Soma - So Good

Stage: 3 Challenge Level:

Can you mentally fit the 7 SOMA pieces together to make a cube? Can you do it in more than one way?

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?

Cube Drilling

Stage: 2 Challenge Level:

Imagine a 4 by 4 by 4 cube. If you and a friend drill holes in some of the small cubes in the ways described, how many will not have holes drilled through them?

Painted Faces

Stage: 2 Challenge Level:

Imagine a 3 by 3 by 3 cube made of 9 small cubes. Each face of the large cube is painted a different colour. How many small cubes will have two painted faces? Where are they?

More Building with Cubes

Stage: 2 Challenge Level:

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

Regular Rings 1

Stage: 2 Challenge Level:

Can you work out what shape is made by folding in this way? Why not create some patterns using this shape but in different sizes?

Map Folding

Stage: 2 Challenge Level:

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?

Folding Flowers 2

Stage: 2 Challenge Level:

Make a flower design using the same shape made out of different sizes of paper.

World of Tan 2 - Little Ming

Stage: 2 Challenge Level:

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

Fractional Triangles

Stage: 2 Challenge Level:

Use the lines on this figure to show how the square can be divided into 2 halves, 3 thirds, 6 sixths and 9 ninths.

Regular Rings 2

Stage: 2 Challenge Level:

What shape is made when you fold using this crease pattern? Can you make a ring design?

Stage: 2 Challenge Level:

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

Triangular Faces

Stage: 2 Challenge Level:

This problem invites you to build 3D shapes using two different triangles. Can you make the shapes from the pictures?

World of Tan 3 - Mai Ling

Stage: 2 Challenge Level:

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

Nine-pin Triangles

Stage: 2 Challenge Level:

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

World of Tan 29 - the Telephone

Stage: 2 Challenge Level:

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

Dodecamagic

Stage: 2 Challenge Level:

Here you see the front and back views of a dodecahedron. Each vertex has been numbered so that the numbers around each pentagonal face add up to 65. Can you find all the missing numbers?

Three Cubed

Stage: 2 Challenge Level:

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

Little Boxes

Stage: 2 Challenge Level:

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

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?

Coded Hundred Square

Stage: 2 Challenge Level:

This 100 square jigsaw is written in code. It starts with 1 and ends with 100. Can you build it up?

Midpoint Triangle

Stage: 2 Challenge Level:

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

Hexpentas

Stage: 1 and 2 Challenge Level:

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

Jomista Mat

Stage: 2 Challenge Level:

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

World of Tan 1 - Granma T

Stage: 2 Challenge Level:

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

Folding Flowers 1

Stage: 2 Challenge Level:

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

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?

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?

Holes

Stage: 1 and 2 Challenge Level:

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?

World of Tan 25 - Pentominoes

Stage: 2 Challenge Level:

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

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?

World of Tan 8 - Sports Car

Stage: 2 Challenge Level:

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

Conway's Chequerboard Army

Stage: 3 Challenge Level:

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

World of Tan 6 - Junk

Stage: 2 Challenge Level:

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

World of Tan 5 - Rocket

Stage: 2 Challenge Level:

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

World of Tan 9 - Animals

Stage: 2 Challenge Level:

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

Construct-o-straws

Stage: 2 Challenge Level:

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

World of Tan 16 - Time Flies

Stage: 2 Challenge Level:

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

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?

Making Tangrams

Stage: 2 Challenge Level:

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

World of Tan 7 - Gat Marn

Stage: 2 Challenge Level:

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

World of Tan 12 - All in a Fluff

Stage: 2 Challenge Level:

Can you fit the tangram pieces into the outline of these rabbits?

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?

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?