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This activity investigates how you might make squares and pentominoes from Polydron.


Make a cube out of straws and have a go at this practical challenge.

Cereal Packets

How can you put five cereal packets together to make different shapes if you must put them face-to-face?

Making Maths: Birds from an Egg

Age 7 to 11 Challenge Level:

This egg is rather hard to draw so here is a version you can print out. Cut out the pieces and try making the birds shown below and also found here. There are lots more birds to make, so invent your own!

When you have finished, can you put the egg back together again without looking at this image?

Bird 2Bird 3Bird 4Bird 5Bird 6Bird 1


Printable NRICH Roadshow resources: Instructions and Tangrams 1 and 2.