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Broad Topics > 2D Geometry, Shape and Space > Shape, space & measures - generally

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.

Arranging Counters

Stage: 2 Challenge Level:

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

Arranging Cubes

Stage: 1 and 2 Challenge Level:

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

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 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?

Being Determined - Primary Geometry

Stage: 1 and 2 Challenge Level:

Geometry problems at primary level that may require determination.

Being Collaborative - Primary Geometry

Stage: 1 and 2 Challenge Level:

Geometry problems for primary learners to work on with others.

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 and 3 Challenge Level:

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

National Flags

Stage: 2 Challenge Level:

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

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.

Being Curious - Primary Geometry

Stage: 1 and 2 Challenge Level:

Geometry problems for inquiring primary learners.

Being Thoughtful - Primary Geometry

Stage: 1 and 2 Challenge Level:

Geometry problems at primary level that require careful consideration.

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.

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.

Stage: 2, 3 and 4 Challenge Level:

Making a scale model of the solar system

Farmers Field

Stage: 3 Challenge Level:

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. . . .

L-ateral Thinking

Stage: 1 and 2 Challenge Level:

Try this interactive strategy game for 2

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.

Different Sizes

Stage: 1 and 2 Challenge Level:

A simple visual exploration into halving and doubling.

Always, Sometimes or Never? Shape

Stage: 2 Challenge Level:

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

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?

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. . . .

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?

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.

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?

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. . . .

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.

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. . . .

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.

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?

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: 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. . . .