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Cutting Corners

Can you make the most extraordinary, the most amazing, the most unusual patterns/designs from these triangles which are made in a special way?


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

Cutting it Out

Age 5 to 11
Challenge Level

This activity probably gave a number of classes a good chance to explore shapes and their properties. It did not easily lend itself to solutions being sent in. However Angus, Gabs and Abi told us that they made rectangles.

Holly and Amy told us that they worked it out by using their brains and said;

It always helps us with maths or other subjects.

If you do have a go at this investigation, no matter how far you get, do send in your ideas. Teachers, you may want to send in a summary of your group's findings.