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### 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?

### Compare the Cups

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You'll need a collection of cups for this activity.

### 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!

### 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.

### 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.

### 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?

### 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?

### Repeating Patterns

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

### 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?

### Exploded Squares

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This practical activity challenges you to create symmetrical designs by cutting a square into strips.

### Four Layers

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Can you create more models that follow these rules?

### 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.

### Rectangles with Dominoes

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

### 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?

### 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?

### Paper Partners

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

### Seven Sticks

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

### Folding

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

### Fencing

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

### 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?

### 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?

### A Patchwork Piece

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

### Making Maths: Birds from an Egg

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Can you make the birds from the egg tangram?

### Two by One

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

### Hoops/rope

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Ideas for practical ways of representing data such as Venn and Carroll diagrams.

### Making Tangrams

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Here's a simple way to make a Tangram without any measuring or ruling lines.

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

### 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?

### Making Sticks

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Kimie and Sebastian were making sticks from interlocking cubes and lining them up. Can they make their lines the same length? Can they make any other lines?

### Making Longer, Making Shorter

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Ahmed is making rods using different numbers of cubes. Which rod is twice the length of his first rod?

### World of Tan 25 - Pentominoes

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

### 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 24 - Clocks

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

### 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 20 - Fractions

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

### 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 27 - Sharing

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

### 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 4 - Monday Morning

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Can you fit the tangram pieces into the outline of Wai Ping, Wah Ming and Chi Wing?

### Animated Triangles

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

### 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?

### 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?

### World of Tan 29 - the Telephone

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

### Let Us Reflect

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Where can you put the mirror across the square so that you can still "see" the whole square? How many different positions are possible?

### 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.

### Paper Patchwork 2

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Have a go at making a few of these shapes from paper in different sizes. What patterns can you create?

### Paper Curves

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

### 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?

### 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.