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Broad Topics > Using, Applying and Reasoning about Mathematics > Practical Activity

Tricky Triangles

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Use the three triangles to fill these outline shapes. Perhaps you can create some of your own shapes for a friend to fill?

Pairs of Numbers

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If you have ten counters numbered 1 to 10, how many can you put into pairs that add to 10? Which ones do you have to leave out? Why?

Sort Them Out (2)

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Can you each work out the number on your card? What do you notice? How could you sort the cards?

Sports Equipment

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If these balls are put on a line with each ball touching the one in front and the one behind, which arrangement makes the shortest line of balls?

Two on Five

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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?

Egyptian Rope

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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?

Three Sets of Cubes, Two Surfaces

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How many models can you find which obey these rules?

Map Folding

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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?

Cuboid-in-a-box

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

Putting Two and Two Together

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In how many ways can you fit two of these yellow triangles together? Can you predict the number of ways two blue triangles can be fitted together?

Tri.'s

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

Tangram Tangle

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If you split the square into these two pieces, it is possible to fit the pieces together again to make a new shape. How many new shapes can you make?

Four Colours

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Kate has eight multilink cubes. She has two red ones, two yellow, two green and two blue. She wants to fit them together to make a cube so that each colour shows on each face just once.

Two by One

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

Cover the Tray

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These practical challenges are all about making a 'tray' and covering it with paper.

Cereal Packets

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How can you put five cereal packets together to make different shapes if you must put them face-to-face?

Square Corners

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What is the greatest number of counters you can place on the grid below without four of them lying at the corners of a square?

Sticks and Triangles

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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?

Dice Stairs

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Can you make dice stairs using the rules stated? How do you know you have all the possible stairs?

Making Cuboids

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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?

Dienes' Logiblocs

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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?

Sizing Them Up

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Can you put these shapes in order of size? Start with the smallest.

Halving

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These pictures show squares split into halves. Can you find other ways?

Seven Flipped

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Investigate the smallest number of moves it takes to turn these mats upside-down if you can only turn exactly three at a time.

How Many?

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This project challenges you to work out the number of cubes hidden under a cloth. What questions would you like to ask?

Little Boxes

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

Happy Halving

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Can you split each of the shapes below in half so that the two parts are exactly the same?

Shaping Up

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Are all the possible combinations of two shapes included in this set of 27 cards? How do you know?

Repeating Patterns

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Try continuing these patterns made from triangles. Can you create your own repeating pattern?

A City of Towers

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In this town, houses are built with one room for each person. There are some families of seven people living in the town. In how many different ways can they build their houses?

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Our 2008 Advent Calendar has a 'Making Maths' activity for every day in the run-up to Christmas.

Little Man

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The Man is much smaller than us. Can you use the picture of him next to a mug to estimate his height and how much tea he drinks?

Making Maths: Happy Families

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Here is a version of the game 'Happy Families' for you to make and play.

Creating Cubes

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Arrange 9 red cubes, 9 blue cubes and 9 yellow cubes into a large 3 by 3 cube. No row or column of cubes must contain two cubes of the same colour.

Making Maths: Double-sided Magic Square

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Make your own double-sided magic square. But can you complete both sides once you've made the pieces?

Making Maths: Birds from an Egg

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Can you make the birds from the egg tangram?

Seven Sticks

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Explore the triangles that can be made with seven sticks of the same length.

How Tall?

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

Music to My Ears

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Can you predict when you'll be clapping and when you'll be clicking if you start this rhythm? How about when a friend begins a new rhythm at the same time?

Two Squared

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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?

Bottles (1)

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For this activity which explores capacity, you will need to collect some bottles and jars.

Bottles (2)

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In this activity focusing on capacity, you will need a collection of different jars and bottles.

Baked Bean Cans

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Is there a best way to stack cans? What do different supermarkets do? How high can you safely stack the cans?

Counting Counters

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Take a counter and surround it by a ring of other counters that MUST touch two others. How many are needed?

Cuisenaire Rods

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These squares have been made from Cuisenaire rods. Can you describe the pattern? What would the next square look like?

Order the Changes

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Can you order pictures of the development of a frog from frogspawn and of a bean seed growing into a plant?

Cutting Corners

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

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NRICH December 2006 advent calendar - a new tangram for each day in the run-up to Christmas.