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

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Factors and Multiples Game for Two

Age 7 to 11 Challenge Level:

Factors and Multiples game for an adult and child. How can you make sure you win this game?

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Advent Calendar 2006

Age 7 to 11 Challenge Level:

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

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World of Tan 2 - Little Ming

Age 7 to 11 Challenge Level:

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

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World of Tan 20 - Fractions

Age 7 to 11 Challenge Level:

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

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World of Tan 21 - Almost There Now

Age 7 to 11 Challenge Level:

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

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Map Folding

Age 7 to 11 Challenge Level:

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?

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Advent Calendar 2008

Age 5 to 11 Challenge Level:

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

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World of Tan 19 - Working Men

Age 7 to 11 Challenge Level:

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

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World of Tan 22 - an Appealing Stroll

Age 7 to 11 Challenge Level:

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

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World of Tan 18 - Soup

Age 7 to 11 Challenge Level:

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

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Six to Four

Age 5 to 7 Challenge Level:

Move four sticks so there are exactly four triangles.

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World of Tan 25 - Pentominoes

Age 7 to 11 Challenge Level:

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

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World of Tan 26 - Old Chestnut

Age 7 to 11 Challenge Level:

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

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World of Tan 24 - Clocks

Age 7 to 11 Challenge Level:

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

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Hexagon Transformations

Age 7 to 11 Challenge Level:

Can you cut a regular hexagon into two pieces to make a parallelogram? Try cutting it into three pieces to make a rhombus!

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World of Tan 16 - Time Flies

Age 7 to 11 Challenge Level:

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

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Midpoint Triangle

Age 7 to 11 Challenge Level:

Can you cut up a square in the way shown and make the pieces into a triangle?

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World of Tan 5 - Rocket

Age 7 to 11 Challenge Level:

Can you fit the tangram pieces into the outline of the rocket?

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World of Tan 3 - Mai Ling

Age 7 to 11 Challenge Level:

Can you fit the tangram pieces into the outline of Mai Ling?

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Sizing Them Up

Age 5 to 7 Challenge Level:

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

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Regular Rings 2

Age 7 to 11 Challenge Level:

What shape is made when you fold using this crease pattern? Can you make a ring design?

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World of Tan 12 - All in a Fluff

Age 7 to 11 Challenge Level:

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

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Building Patterns

Age 7 to 11 Challenge Level:

Can you deduce the pattern that has been used to lay out these bottle tops?

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World of Tan 11 - the Past, Present and Future

Age 7 to 11 Challenge Level:

Can you fit the tangram pieces into the outline of the telescope and microscope?

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World of Tan 9 - Animals

Age 7 to 11 Challenge Level:

Can you fit the tangram pieces into the outline of this goat and giraffe?

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Making Maths: Rolypoly

Age 5 to 11 Challenge Level:

Paint a stripe on a cardboard roll. Can you predict what will happen when it is rolled across a sheet of paper?

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Folding Flowers 2

Age 7 to 11 Challenge Level:

Make a flower design using the same shape made out of different sizes of paper.

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Paper Patchwork 1

Age 5 to 7 Challenge Level:

Can you work out what shape is made when this piece of paper is folded up using the crease pattern shown?

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Happy Halving

Age 5 to 7 Challenge Level:

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

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Three Squares

Age 5 to 11 Challenge Level:

What is the greatest number of squares you can make by overlapping three squares?

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World of Tan 15 - Millennia

Age 7 to 11 Challenge Level:

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

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Move Those Halves

Age 7 to 11 Challenge Level:

For this task, you'll need an A4 sheet and two A5 transparent sheets. Decide on a way of arranging the A5 sheets on top of the A4 sheet and explore ...

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Paper Patchwork 2

Age 5 to 7 Challenge Level:

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

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World of Tan 14 - Celebrations

Age 7 to 11 Challenge Level:

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

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Making Maths: Happy Families

Age 5 to 11 Challenge Level:

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

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Square Tangram

Age 7 to 11 Challenge Level:

This was a problem for our birthday website. Can you use four of these pieces to form a square? How about making a square with all five pieces?

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Music to My Ears

Age 7 to 11 Challenge Level:

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?

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Fractional Triangles

Age 7 to 11 Challenge Level:

Use the lines on this figure to show how the square can be divided into 2 halves, 3 thirds, 6 sixths and 9 ninths.

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Tessellating Capitals

Age 5 to 7 Challenge Level:

Have you ever tried tessellating capital letters? Have a look at these examples and then try some for yourself.

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World of Tan 8 - Sports Car

Age 7 to 11 Challenge Level:

Can you fit the tangram pieces into the outline of this sports car?

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World of Tan 4 - Monday Morning

Age 7 to 11 Challenge Level:

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

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World of Tan 1 - Granma T

Age 7 to 11 Challenge Level:

Can you fit the tangram pieces into the outline of Granma T?

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Rectangles with Dominoes

Age 5 to 7 Challenge Level:

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

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Counting Counters

Age 7 to 11 Challenge Level:

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

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Paper Partners

Age 5 to 7 Challenge Level:

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

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Making Maths: Birds from an Egg

Age 7 to 11 Challenge Level:

Can you make the birds from the egg tangram?

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Making Tangrams

Age 7 to 11 Challenge Level:

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

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Reef and Granny

Age 7 to 11 Challenge Level:

Have a look at what happens when you pull a reef knot and a granny knot tight. Which do you think is best for securing things together? Why?

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Rearrange the Square

Age 5 to 7 Challenge Level:

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?

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Construct-o-straws

Age 7 to 11 Challenge Level:

Make a cube out of straws and have a go at this practical challenge.