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### Escher Tessellations

##### Stage: 2 Challenge Level:

This practical investigation invites you to make tessellating shapes in a similar way to the artist Escher.

### Cuboid-in-a-box

##### Stage: 2 Challenge Level:

What is the smallest cuboid that you can put in this box so that you cannot fit another that's the same into it?

### Hexpentas

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

How many different ways can you find of fitting five hexagons together? How will you know you have found all the ways?

### Two on Five

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

Take 5 cubes of one colour and 2 of another colour. How many different ways can you join them if the 5 must touch the table and the 2 must not touch the table?

### Tri.'s

##### Stage: 2 Challenge Level:

How many triangles can you make on the 3 by 3 pegboard?

##### Stage: 2 Challenge Level:

How can you arrange the 5 cubes so that you need the smallest number of Brush Loads of paint to cover them? Try with other numbers of cubes as well.

### Cutting Corners

##### Stage: 2 Challenge Level:

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

### Sticks and Triangles

##### Stage: 2 Challenge Level:

Using different numbers of sticks, how many different triangles are you able to make? Can you make any rules about the numbers of sticks that make the most triangles?

### Two by One

##### Stage: 2 Challenge Level:

An activity making various patterns with 2 x 1 rectangular tiles.

### Little Boxes

##### Stage: 2 Challenge Level:

How many different cuboids can you make when you use four CDs or DVDs? How about using five, then six?

### Move a Match

##### Stage: 2 Challenge Level:

How can you arrange these 10 matches in four piles so that when you move one match from three of the piles into the fourth, you end up with the same arrangement?

### Making Squares

##### Stage: 2 Challenge Level:

Investigate all the different squares you can make on this 5 by 5 grid by making your starting side go from the bottom left hand point. Can you find out the areas of all these squares?

### Two Squared

##### Stage: 2 Challenge Level:

What happens to the area of a square if you double the length of the sides? Try the same thing with rectangles, diamonds and other shapes. How do the four smaller ones fit into the larger one?

### Polo Square

##### Stage: 2 Challenge Level:

Arrange eight of the numbers between 1 and 9 in the Polo Square below so that each side adds to the same total.

### Calcunos

##### Stage: 2 Challenge Level:

If we had 16 light bars which digital numbers could we make? How will you know you've found them all?

### Three Sets of Cubes, Two Surfaces

##### Stage: 2 Challenge Level:

How many models can you find which obey these rules?

### Building with Rods

##### Stage: 2 Challenge Level:

In how many ways can you stack these rods, following the rules?

### Newspapers

##### Stage: 2 Challenge Level:

When newspaper pages get separated at home we have to try to sort them out and get things in the correct order. How many ways can we arrange these pages so that the numbering may be different?

### Redblue

##### Stage: 2 Challenge Level:

Investigate the number of paths you can take from one vertex to another in these 3D shapes. Is it possible to take an odd number and an even number of paths to the same vertex?

### How Tall?

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

A group of children are discussing the height of a tall tree. How would you go about finding out its height?

### Double Your Popcorn, Double Your Pleasure

##### Stage: 2 Challenge Level:

We went to the cinema and decided to buy some bags of popcorn so we asked about the prices. Investigate how much popcorn each bag holds so find out which we might have bought.

### It Figures

##### Stage: 2 Challenge Level:

Suppose we allow ourselves to use three numbers less than 10 and multiply them together. How many different products can you find? How do you know you've got them all?

### Play a Merry Tune

##### Stage: 2 Challenge Level:

Explore the different tunes you can make with these five gourds. What are the similarities and differences between the two tunes you are given?

### Cubes Here and There

##### Stage: 2 Challenge Level:

How many shapes can you build from three red and two green cubes? Can you use what you've found out to predict the number for four red and two green?

### It's a Fence!

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

In this challenge, you will work in a group to investigate circular fences enclosing trees that are planted in square or triangular arrangements.

### 28 and It's Upward and Onward

##### Stage: 2 Challenge Level:

Can you find ways of joining cubes together so that 28 faces are visible?

### Fit These Shapes

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

What is the largest number of circles we can fit into the frame without them overlapping? How do you know? What will happen if you try the other shapes?

### Triple Cubes

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

This challenge involves eight three-cube models made from interlocking cubes. Investigate different ways of putting the models together then compare your constructions.

### Making Cuboids

##### Stage: 2 Challenge Level:

Let's say you can only use two different lengths - 2 units and 4 units. Using just these 2 lengths as the edges how many different cuboids can you make?

### Watch Your Feet

##### Stage: 2 Challenge Level:

I like to walk along the cracks of the paving stones, but not the outside edge of the path itself. How many different routes can you find for me to take?

### The Pied Piper of Hamelin

##### Stage: 2 Challenge Level:

This problem is based on the story of the Pied Piper of Hamelin. Investigate the different numbers of people and rats there could have been if you know how many legs there are altogether!

### Four Layers

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

Can you create more models that follow these rules?

### Room Doubling

##### Stage: 2 Challenge Level:

Investigate the different ways you could split up these rooms so that you have double the number.

### Halloween Investigation

##### Stage: 2 Challenge Level:

Ana and Ross looked in a trunk in the attic. They found old cloaks and gowns, hats and masks. How many possible costumes could they make?

### Ice Cream

##### Stage: 2 Challenge Level:

You cannot choose a selection of ice cream flavours that includes totally what someone has already chosen. Have a go and find all the different ways in which seven children can have ice cream.

### 3 Rings

##### Stage: 2 Challenge Level:

If you have three circular objects, you could arrange them so that they are separate, touching, overlapping or inside each other. Can you investigate all the different possibilities?

### Street Party

##### Stage: 2 Challenge Level:

The challenge here is to find as many routes as you can for a fence to go so that this town is divided up into two halves, each with 8 blocks.

### Egyptian Rope

##### Stage: 2 Challenge Level:

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?

### Number Squares

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

Start with four numbers at the corners of a square and put the total of two corners in the middle of that side. Keep going... Can you estimate what the size of the last four numbers will be?

### Magic Constants

##### Stage: 2 Challenge Level:

In a Magic Square all the rows, columns and diagonals add to the 'Magic Constant'. How would you change the magic constant of this square?

### New House

##### Stage: 2 Challenge Level:

In this investigation, you must try to make houses using cubes. If the base must not spill over 4 squares and you have 7 cubes which stand for 7 rooms, what different designs can you come up with?

### Teddy Town

##### Stage: 1, 2 and 3 Challenge Level:

There are nine teddies in Teddy Town - three red, three blue and three yellow. There are also nine houses, three of each colour. Can you put them on the map of Teddy Town according to the rules?

### Bean Bags for Bernard's Bag

##### Stage: 2 Challenge Level:

How could you put eight beanbags in the hoops so that there are four in the blue hoop, five in the red and six in the yellow? Can you find all the ways of doing this?

### Sticky Triangles

##### Stage: 2 Challenge Level:

Can you continue this pattern of triangles and begin to predict how many sticks are used for each new "layer"?

### The Great Tiling Count

##### Stage: 2 Challenge Level:

Compare the numbers of particular tiles in one or all of these three designs, inspired by the floor tiles of a church in Cambridge.

### Making Boxes

##### Stage: 2 Challenge Level:

Cut differently-sized square corners from a square piece of paper to make boxes without lids. Do they all have the same volume?

### Fencing

##### Stage: 2 Challenge Level:

Arrange your fences to make the largest rectangular space you can. Try with four fences, then five, then six etc.

### Tea Cups

##### Stage: 2 and 3 Challenge Level:

Place the 16 different combinations of cup/saucer in this 4 by 4 arrangement so that no row or column contains more than one cup or saucer of the same colour.

### More Transformations on a Pegboard

##### Stage: 2 Challenge Level:

Use the interactivity to find all the different right-angled triangles you can make by just moving one corner of the starting triangle.

### Train Carriages

##### Stage: 2 Challenge Level:

Suppose there is a train with 24 carriages which are going to be put together to make up some new trains. Can you find all the ways that this can be done?