Can you lay out the pictures of the drinks in the way described by the clue cards?
Can you order pictures of the development of a frog from frogspawn and of a bean seed growing into a plant?
A group of children are discussing the height of a tall tree. How would you go about finding out its height?
Make new patterns from simple turning instructions. You can have a go using pencil and paper or with a floor robot.
In this challenge, you will work in a group to investigate circular fences enclosing trees that are planted in square or triangular arrangements.
Here are some ideas to try in the classroom for using counters to investigate number patterns.
How do you know if your set of dominoes is complete?
Can you each work out the number on your card? What do you notice? How could you sort the cards?
This practical problem challenges you to create shapes and patterns with two different types of triangle. You could even try overlapping them.
Follow the diagrams to make this patchwork piece, based on an octagon in a square.
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?
Watch this "Notes on a Triangle" film. Can you recreate parts of the film using cut-out triangles?
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?
This problem focuses on Dienes' Logiblocs. What is the same and what is different about these pairs of shapes? Can you describe the shapes in the picture?
Can you recreate this Indian screen pattern? Can you make up similar patterns of your own?
Kaia is sure that her father has worn a particular tie twice a week in at least five of the last ten weeks, but her father disagrees. Who do you think is right?
Can you see which tile is the odd one out in this design? Using the basic tile, can you make a repeating pattern to decorate our wall?
Investigate the smallest number of moves it takes to turn these mats upside-down if you can only turn exactly three at a time.
Are all the possible combinations of two shapes included in this set of 27 cards? How do you know?
Here's a simple way to make a Tangram without any measuring or ruling lines.
Can you make the birds from the egg tangram?
Can you make the most extraordinary, the most amazing, the most unusual patterns/designs from these triangles which are made in a special way?
NRICH December 2006 advent calendar - a new tangram for each day in the run-up to Christmas.
Can you fit the tangram pieces into the outline of this junk?
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?
Can you fit the tangram pieces into the outline of Little Fung at the table?
Can you fit the tangram pieces into the outline of Little Ming playing the board game?
Can you fit the tangram pieces into the outline of this brazier for roasting chestnuts?
Can you fit the tangram pieces into the outlines of these people?
Can you fit the tangram pieces into the outline of the child walking home from school?
Can you fit the tangram pieces into the outlines of the lobster, yacht and cyclist?
Can you fit the tangram pieces into the outline of this telephone?
Can you fit the tangram pieces into the outlines of the chairs?
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?
Can you fit the tangram pieces into the outlines of Mai Ling and Chi Wing?
Can you fit the tangram pieces into the outlines of the candle and sundial?
An activity making various patterns with 2 x 1 rectangular tiles.
Have a go at drawing these stars which use six points drawn around a circle. Perhaps you can create your own designs?
Can you fit the tangram pieces into the outline of this shape. How would you describe it?
Can you fit the tangram pieces into the outlines of these clocks?
Exploring and predicting folding, cutting and punching holes and making spirals.
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?
Watch the video to see how to fold a square of paper to create a flower. What fraction of the piece of paper is the small triangle?
Can you create more models that follow these rules?
This is a simple paper-folding activity that gives an intriguing result which you can then investigate further.
How can you make a curve from straight strips of paper?
Take a rectangle of paper and fold it in half, and half again, to make four smaller rectangles. How many different ways can you fold it up?
Can you each work out what shape you have part of on your card? What will the rest of it look like?
How many models can you find which obey these rules?
Arrange your fences to make the largest rectangular space you can. Try with four fences, then five, then six etc.