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Sorting Shapes

Stage: 1 Challenge Level: Challenge Level:1

This activity challenges you to make collections of shapes. Can you give your collection a name?

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Triangle Animals

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How many different ways can you find to join three equilateral triangles together? Can you convince us that you have found them all?

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Skeleton Shapes

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

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Shadow Play

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

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Tri-five

Stage: 2 Challenge Level: Challenge Level:1

Find all the different shapes that can be made by joining five equilateral triangles edge to edge.

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From One Shape to Another

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Read about David Hilbert who proved that any polygon could be cut up into a certain number of pieces that could be put back together to form any other polygon of equal area.

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Face Painting

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You want to make each of the 5 Platonic solids and colour the faces so that, in every case, no two faces which meet along an edge have the same colour.

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Child's Play

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A toy has a regular tetrahedron, a cube and a base with triangular and square hollows. If you fit a shape into the correct hollow a bell rings. How many times does the bell ring in a complete game?

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Dienes' Logiblocs

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This problem focuses on Dienes' Logiblocs. What is the same and what is different about these pairs of shapes? Can you describe the shapes in the picture?

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Cut Nets

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

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

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Trace the Edges

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

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

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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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Building with Solid Shapes

Stage: 1 Challenge Level: Challenge Level:1

We have a box of cubes, triangular prisms, cones, cuboids, cylinders and tetrahedrons. Which of the buildings would fall down if we tried to make them?

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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?

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Four-triangle Arrangements

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How many different shapes can you make by putting four right- angled isosceles triangles together?

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Cereal Packets

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How can you put five cereal packets together to make different shapes if you must put them face-to-face?

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Diagonal Trace

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

You can trace over all of the diagonals of a pentagon without lifting your pencil and without going over any more than once. Can the same thing be done with a hexagon or with a heptagon?

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Clock Hands

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This investigation explores using different shapes as the hands of the clock. What things occur as the the hands move.

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Tessellating Triangles

Stage: 2 Challenge Level: Challenge Level:1

Can you make these equilateral triangles fit together to cover the paper without any gaps between them? Can you tessellate isosceles triangles?