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Star Find

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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?

Making Maths: Indian Window Screen

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Can you recreate this Indian screen pattern? Can you make up similar patterns of your own?

Making Maths: Five-point Snowflake

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Follow these instructions to make a five-pointed snowflake from a square of paper.

Three Fingers and a Loop of String

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Using a loop of string stretched around three of your fingers, what different triangles can you make? Draw them and sort them into groups.

Seven Sticks

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

Building with Solid Shapes

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We have a box of cubes, triangular prisms, cones, cuboids, cylinders and tetrahedrons. Which of the buildings would fall down if we tried to make them?

Chairs and Tables

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Make a chair and table out of interlocking cubes, making sure that the chair fits under the table!

Rearrange the Square

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We can cut a small triangle off the corner of a square and then fit the two pieces together. Can you work out how these shapes are made from the two pieces?

Animated Triangles

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Watch this "Notes on a Triangle" film. Can you recreate parts of the film using cut-out triangles?

Making Maths: Snowflakes

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It's hard to make a snowflake with six perfect lines of symmetry, but it's fun to try!

Repeating Patterns

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

Making Maths: Test the Strength of a Triangle

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Have you noticed that triangles are used in manmade structures? Perhaps there is a good reason for this? 'Test a Triangle' and see how rigid triangles are.

Folding

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What shapes can you make by folding an A4 piece of paper?

Take One Metre

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You will need a long strip of paper for this task. Cut it into different lengths. How could you find out how long each piece is?

Turning Granny

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A brief video looking at how you can sometimes use symmetry to distinguish knots. Can you use this idea to investigate the differences between the granny knot and the reef knot?

Rectangles with Dominoes

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Can you make a rectangle with just 2 dominoes? What about 3, 4, 5, 6, 7...?

Paper Partners

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Can you describe a piece of paper clearly enough for your partner to know which piece it is?

World of Tan 6 - Junk

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Can you fit the tangram pieces into the outline of this junk?

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?

World of Tan 14 - Celebrations

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Can you fit the tangram pieces into the outline of Little Ming and Little Fung dancing?

World of Tan 12 - All in a Fluff

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Can you fit the tangram pieces into the outline of these rabbits?

It's a Tie

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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?

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?

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?

A Patchwork Piece

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Follow the diagrams to make this patchwork piece, based on an octagon in a square.

Making Maths: Stars

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Have a go at drawing these stars which use six points drawn around a circle. Perhaps you can create your own designs?

Triangle Shapes

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This practical problem challenges you to create shapes and patterns with two different types of triangle. You could even try overlapping them.

World of Tan 28 - Concentrating on Coordinates

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Can you fit the tangram pieces into the outline of Little Ming playing the board game?

World of Tan 16 - Time Flies

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Can you fit the tangram pieces into the outlines of the candle and sundial?

World of Tan 21 - Almost There Now

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Can you fit the tangram pieces into the outlines of the lobster, yacht and cyclist?

World of Tan 18 - Soup

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Can you fit the tangram pieces into the outlines of Mai Ling and Chi Wing?

World of Tan 20 - Fractions

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Can you fit the tangram pieces into the outlines of the chairs?

World of Tan 19 - Working Men

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Can you fit the tangram pieces into the outline of this shape. How would you describe it?

World of Tan 22 - an Appealing Stroll

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Can you fit the tangram pieces into the outline of the child walking home from school?

World of Tan 15 - Millennia

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Can you fit the tangram pieces into the outlines of the workmen?

World of Tan 26 - Old Chestnut

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Can you fit the tangram pieces into the outline of this brazier for roasting chestnuts?

World of Tan 27 - Sharing

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Can you fit the tangram pieces into the outline of Little Fung at the table?

World of Tan 25 - Pentominoes

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Can you fit the tangram pieces into the outlines of these people?

World of Tan 24 - Clocks

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Can you fit the tangram pieces into the outlines of these clocks?

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

World of Tan 29 - the Telephone

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Can you fit the tangram pieces into the outline of this telephone?

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?

Fit These Shapes

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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?

Bryony's Triangle

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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?

Paper Curves

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This is a simple paper-folding activity that gives an intriguing result which you can then investigate further.

The Numbers Give the Design

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Make new patterns from simple turning instructions. You can have a go using pencil and paper or with a floor robot.

It's a Fence!

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

Straight to Curves

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How can you make a curve from straight strips of paper?

Four Layers

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Can you create more models that follow these rules?

Data Shapes

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Sara and Will were sorting some pictures of shapes on cards. "I'll collect the circles," said Sara. "I'll take the red ones," answered Will. Can you see any cards they would both want?