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Chairs and Tables

Age 5 to 7 Challenge Level:

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

Shapely Lines

Age 5 to 7 Challenge Level:

This challenge invites you to create your own picture using just straight lines. Can you identify shapes with the same number of sides and decorate them in the same way?

Exploded Squares

Age 5 to 7 Challenge Level:

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

Three Fingers and a Loop of String

Age 5 to 7 Challenge Level:

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)

Age 5 to 7 Challenge Level:

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

Star Find

Age 5 to 7 Challenge Level:

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?

Bottles (2)

Age 5 to 7 Challenge Level:

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

Building with Solid Shapes

Age 5 to 7 Challenge Level:

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?

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...?

Compare the Cups

Age 5 to 7 Challenge Level:

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

Triangle Shapes

Age 5 to 11 Challenge Level:

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

Building Patterns

Age 7 to 11 Challenge Level:

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

Making Maths: Indian Window Screen

Age 7 to 11 Challenge Level:

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

This Fencing

Age 7 to 11 Challenge Level:

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

Four Layers

Age 5 to 11 Challenge Level:

Can you create more models that follow these rules?

Domino Sets

Age 7 to 11 Challenge Level:

How do you know if your set of dominoes is complete?

Take One Metre

Age 5 to 7 Challenge Level:

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?

Making Maths: Snowflakes

Age 7 to 11 Challenge Level:

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

Making Maths: A-maze-ing

Age 7 to 11 Challenge Level:

Did you know mazes tell stories? Find out more about mazes and make one of your own.

Making Maths: Five-point Snowflake

Age 7 to 11 Challenge Level:

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

How Many?

Age 5 to 7 Challenge Level:

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

Tangrams

Age 5 to 7 Challenge Level:

Can you make five differently sized squares from the tangram pieces?

Watch Those Wheels

Age 5 to 7 Challenge Level:

Have you ever noticed the patterns in car wheel trims? These questions will make you look at car wheels in a different way!

It's a Tie

Age 7 to 11 Challenge Level:

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

Age 7 to 11 Challenge Level:

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

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?

Animated Triangles

Age 5 to 7 Challenge Level:

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

Making Maths: Stars

Age 7 to 11 Challenge Level:

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

Making Sticks

Age 5 to 7 Challenge Level:

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?

Bryony's Triangle

Age 7 to 11 Challenge Level:

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?

Three Sets of Cubes, Two Surfaces

Age 7 to 11 Challenge Level:

How many models can you find which obey these rules?

Jig Shapes

Age 5 to 11 Challenge Level:

Can you each work out what shape you have part of on your card? What will the rest of it look like?

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?

Cutting Corners

Age 7 to 11 Challenge Level:

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

Folding Flowers 2

Age 7 to 11 Challenge Level:

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

Two-digit Targets

Age 5 to 7 Challenge Level:

You have a set of the digits from 0 – 9. Can you arrange these in the five boxes to make two-digit numbers as close to the targets as possible?

Halving

Age 5 to 7 Challenge Level:

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

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?

Pyramid Numbers

Age 7 to 11 Challenge Level:

What are the next three numbers in this sequence? Can you explain why are they called pyramid numbers?

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?

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?

Regular Rings 1

Age 7 to 11 Challenge Level:

Can you work out what shape is made by folding in this way? Why not create some patterns using this shape but in different sizes?

The Hair Colour Game

Age 5 to 7 Challenge Level:

The class were playing a maths game using interlocking cubes. Can you help them record what happened?

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?

Straight to Curves

Age 5 to 11 Challenge Level:

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

Making Maths: Test the Strength of a Triangle

Age 7 to 11 Challenge Level:

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.

Paper Curves

Age 7 to 11 Challenge Level:

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

Hoops/rope

Age 7 to 11 Challenge Level:

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

Baked Bean Cans

Age 5 to 7 Challenge Level:

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

Making Maths: Be a Mathemagician

Age 7 to 11 Challenge Level:

Surprise your friends with this magic square trick.