Exploring the Geometrical Strands of the National Curriculum in a Problem-solving Context

This group of tasks, which are part of our Jaunts into Geometry Feature, will help you support the geometry curriculum using a problem-solving approach.

Turning Man

Age 5 to 7 Challenge Level:

Use the interactivity to find out how many quarter turns the man must rotate through to look like each of the pictures.

Repeating Patternslive

Age 5 to 7 Challenge Level:

Try continuing these patterns made from triangles. Can you create your own repeating pattern?

National Flags

Age 7 to 11 Challenge Level:

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

Shape Draw

Age 7 to 11 Challenge Level:

Use the information on these cards to draw the shape that is being described.

Shapes on the Playground

Age 7 to 11 Challenge Level:

Sally and Ben were drawing shapes in chalk on the school playground. Can you work out what shapes each of them drew using the clues?

Cut Nets

Age 7 to 11 Challenge Level:

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

Olympic Turns

Age 7 to 11 Challenge Level:

This task looks at the different turns involved in different Olympic sports as a way of exploring the mathematics of turns and angles.

Treasure Hunt

Age 7 to 14 Challenge Level:

Can you find a reliable strategy for choosing coordinates that will locate the treasure in the minimum number of guesses?

Eight Hidden Squares

Age 7 to 14 Challenge Level:

On the graph there are 28 marked points. These points all mark the vertices (corners) of eight hidden squares. Can you find the eight hidden squares?