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# Shape Your Thinking

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These activities will encourage you to think flexibly about shape, position and movement (geometry).

'Thinking flexibly' could mean, for example, that you try another way when you get stuck. Perhaps you realise that a task can have more than one solution. Perhaps you check a solution using a different method; or perhaps you think flexibly to create a new problem like one you have just tried.

Age 5 to 7

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

Age 5 to 7

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Take it in turns to make a triangle on the pegboard. Can you block your opponent?

Age 5 to 7

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Can you describe a piece of paper clearly enough for your partner to know which piece it is?

Age 5 to 7

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

Age 5 to 7

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If you split the square into these two pieces, it is possible to fit the pieces together again to make a new shape. How many new shapes can you make?

Age 5 to 11

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Can you each work out what shape you have part of on your card? What will the rest of it look like?

Age 5 to 11

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Can you make five differently sized squares from the interactive tangram pieces?

Age 7 to 11

Explore our selection of interactive tangrams. Can you use the tangram pieces to re-create each picture?

Age 7 to 11

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

Age 7 to 11

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

Age 7 to 11

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Can you find out which 3D shape your partner has chosen before they work out your shape?

Age 7 to 11

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This was a problem for our birthday website. Can you use four of these pieces to form a square? How about making a square with all five pieces?

Age 7 to 11

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This practical problem challenges you to make quadrilaterals with a loop of string. You'll need some friends to help!