Can you make the most extraordinary, the most amazing, the most
unusual patterns/designs from these triangles which are made in a
The ancient Egyptians were said to make right-angled triangles
using a rope with twelve equal sections divided by knots. What
other triangles could you make if you had a rope like this?
What shape is the overlap when you slide one of these shapes half
way across another? Can you picture it in your head? Use the
interactivity to check your visualisation.
How many DIFFERENT quadrilaterals can be made by joining the dots
on the 8-point circle?
Use the interactivity to investigate what kinds of triangles can be
drawn on peg boards with different numbers of pegs.
This task develops spatial reasoning skills. By framing and asking questions a member of the team has to find out what mathematical object they have chosen.
This article describes the scope for practical exploration of tessellations both in and out of the classroom. It seems a golden opportunity to link art with maths, allowing the creative side of your children to take over.