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Triangles in the Middle

Stage: 3, 4 and 5 Challenge Level:

This task depends on groups working collaboratively, discussing and reasoning to agree a final product.

Christmas Boxes

Stage: 3 Challenge Level:

Find all the ways to cut out a 'net' of six squares that can be folded into a cube.

Coloured Edges

Stage: 3 Challenge Level:

The whole set of tiles is used to make a square. This has a green and blue border. There are no green or blue tiles anywhere in the square except on this border. How many tiles are there in the set?

The Old Goats

Stage: 3 Challenge Level:

A rectangular field has two posts with a ring on top of each post. There are two quarrelsome goats and plenty of ropes which you can tie to their collars. How can you secure them so they can't. . . .

Introducing NRICH TWILGO

Stage: 1, 2, 3, 4 and 5 Challenge Level:

We're excited about this new program for drawing beautiful mathematical designs. Can you work out how we made our first few pictures and, even better, share your most elegant solutions with us?

All in the Mind

Stage: 3 Challenge Level:

Imagine you are suspending a cube from one vertex (corner) and allowing it to hang freely. Now imagine you are lowering it into water until it is exactly half submerged. What shape does the surface. . . .

Disappearing Square

Stage: 3 Challenge Level:

Do you know how to find the area of a triangle? You can count the squares. What happens if we turn the triangle on end? Press the button and see. Try counting the number of units in the triangle now. . . .

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.

Painting Cubes

Stage: 3 Challenge Level:

Imagine you have six different colours of paint. You paint a cube using a different colour for each of the six faces. How many different cubes can be painted using the same set of six colours?

L-ateral Thinking

Stage: 1 and 2 Challenge Level:

Try this interactive strategy game for 2

What Shape?

Stage: 2 and 3 Challenge Level:

This task develops spatial reasoning skills. By framing and asking questions a member of the team has to find out what mathematical object they have chosen.

What's Inside/outside/under the Box?

Stage: 2 and 3

This article describes investigations that offer opportunities for children to think differently, and pose their own questions, about shapes.

Making Maths: A-maze-ing

Stage: 2 Challenge Level:

Did you know mazes tell stories? Find out more about mazes and make one of your own.

Farmers Field

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A farmer has a flat field and two sons who will each inherit half of the field. The farmer wishes to build a stone wall to divide the field in two so each son inherits the same area. Stone walls are. . . .

The Development of Spatial and Geometric Thinking: 5 to 18

Stage: 1, 2, 3 and 4

This is the first article in a series which aim to provide some insight into the way spatial thinking develops in children, and draw on a range of reported research. The focus of this article is the. . . .

Paving Paths

Stage: 3 Challenge Level:

How many different ways can I lay 10 paving slabs, each 2 foot by 1 foot, to make a path 2 foot wide and 10 foot long from my back door into my garden, without cutting any of the paving slabs?

Appearing Square

Stage: 3 Challenge Level:

Make an eight by eight square, the layout is the same as a chessboard. You can print out and use the square below. What is the area of the square? Divide the square in the way shown by the red dashed. . . .

School Fair Necklaces

Stage: 1 and 2 Challenge Level:

How many possible necklaces can you find? And how do you know you've found them all?

Arranging Squares

Stage: 3, 4 and 5 Challenge Level:

A task which depends on members of the group working collaboratively to reach a single goal.

Different Sizes

Stage: 1 and 2 Challenge Level:

A simple visual exploration into halving and doubling.

Being Determined - Primary Geometry

Stage: 1 and 2 Challenge Level:

Geometry problems at primary level that may require determination.

What Is the Circle Scribe Disk Compass?

Stage: 3 and 4

Introducing a geometrical instrument with 3 basic capabilities.

Squareo'scope Determines the Kind of Triangle

Stage: 3

A description of some experiments in which you can make discoveries about triangles.

Arclets Explained

Stage: 3 and 4

This article gives an wonderful insight into students working on the Arclets problem that first appeared in the Sept 2002 edition of the NRICH website.

Being Curious - Primary Geometry

Stage: 1 and 2 Challenge Level:

Geometry problems for inquiring primary learners.

What Shape for Two

Stage: 1 and 2 Challenge Level:

'What Shape?' activity for adult and child. Can you ask good questions so you can work out which shape your partner has chosen?

Always, Sometimes or Never? Shape

Stage: 2 Challenge Level:

Are these statements always true, sometimes true or never true?

National Flags

Stage: 2 Challenge Level:

This problem explores the shapes and symmetries in some national flags.

En-counters for Two

Stage: 1 and 2 Challenge Level:

Arranging counters activity for adult and child. Can you create the pattern of counters that your partner has made, just by asking questions?

Stage: 2, 3 and 4 Challenge Level:

Making a scale model of the solar system

Being Thoughtful - Primary Geometry

Stage: 1 and 2 Challenge Level:

Geometry problems at primary level that require careful consideration.

Arranging Cubes

Stage: 1 and 2 Challenge Level:

A task which depends on members of the group working collaboratively to reach a single goal.

Being Collaborative - Primary Geometry

Stage: 1 and 2 Challenge Level:

Geometry problems for primary learners to work on with others.

Arranging Counters

Stage: 2 Challenge Level:

A task which depends on members of the group working collaboratively to reach a single goal.

Stage: 2 and 3 Challenge Level:

What shape and size of drinks mat is best for flipping and catching?