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


Investigate the different shaped bracelets you could make from 18 different spherical beads. How do they compare if you use 24 beads?

Sweets in a Box

How many different shaped boxes can you design for 36 sweets in one layer? Can you arrange the sweets so that no sweets of the same colour are next to each other in any direction?

Where Are They?

Age 7 to 11
Challenge Level

The pupils from Moorfield Juniors in Stockport sent in many solutions to this problem. Well done to each of you. The first piece of work was received from Steven and Matthew, who sent along the following shapes that they were able to find and recognise on the isometric paper.

Many other shapes were found by Moorfield's pupils, some of them were irregular and some were even difficult to put a name to! They certainly demonstrated their powers of observation.

Can you find any other examples of the shapes that were named?