Can you each work out what shape you have part of on your card? What will the rest of it look like?
Can you make five differently sized squares from the tangram pieces?
These pictures show squares split into halves. Can you find other ways?
Try continuing these patterns made from triangles. Can you create your own repeating pattern?
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?
Can you make the most extraordinary, the most amazing, the most unusual patterns/designs from these triangles which are made in a special way?
How many triangles can you make on the 3 by 3 pegboard?
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?
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?
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?
This practical problem challenges you to create shapes and patterns with two different types of triangle. You could even try overlapping them.
Can you describe a piece of paper clearly enough for your partner to know which piece it is?
Is there a best way to stack cans? What do different supermarkets do? How high can you safely stack the cans?
This practical investigation invites you to make tessellating shapes in a similar way to the artist Escher.
What do these two triangles have in common? How are they related?
Have you ever noticed the patterns in car wheel trims? These questions will make you look at car wheels in a different way!
Can you put these shapes in order of size? Start with the smallest.
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?
Make a flower design using the same shape made out of different sizes of paper.
Can you work out what shape is made when this piece of paper is folded up using the crease pattern shown?
Have a go at making a few of these shapes from paper in different sizes. What patterns can you create?
You'll need a collection of cups for this activity.
Can you split each of the shapes below in half so that the two parts are exactly the same?
For this activity which explores capacity, you will need to collect some bottles and jars.
Explore the triangles that can be made with seven sticks of the same length.
Can you make a rectangle with just 2 dominoes? What about 3, 4, 5, 6, 7...?
In this activity focusing on capacity, you will need a collection of different jars and bottles.
Cut a square of paper into three pieces as shown. Now,can you use the 3 pieces to make a large triangle, a parallelogram and the square again?
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?
Using a loop of string stretched around three of your fingers, what different triangles can you make? Draw them and sort them into groups.
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?
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?
Can you lay out the pictures of the drinks in the way described by the clue cards?
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?
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?
Make a cube out of straws and have a go at this practical challenge.
Can you make the birds from the egg tangram?
This project challenges you to work out the number of cubes hidden under a cloth. What questions would you like to ask?
Are all the possible combinations of two shapes included in this set of 27 cards? How do you know?
An activity making various patterns with 2 x 1 rectangular tiles.
Ideas for practical ways of representing data such as Venn and Carroll diagrams.
The challenge for you is to make a string of six (or more!) graded cubes.
Use the lines on this figure to show how the square can be divided into 2 halves, 3 thirds, 6 sixths and 9 ninths.
Use the three triangles to fill these outline shapes. Perhaps you can create some of your own shapes for a friend to fill?
Follow the diagrams to make this patchwork piece, based on an octagon in a square.
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?
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?
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?
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?
What are the next three numbers in this sequence? Can you explain why are they called pyramid numbers?