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

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Is a Square a Rectangle?

How many rectangles can you find in this shape? Which ones are differently sized and which are 'similar'?

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Part the Polygons

Draw three straight lines to separate these shapes into four groups - each group must contain one of each shape.

Cutting it Out

Stage: 1 and 2 Challenge Level: Challenge Level:1

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.