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### Seven Flipped

##### Stage: 2 Challenge Level:

Investigate the smallest number of moves it takes to turn these mats upside-down if you can only turn exactly three at a time.

### Egyptian Rope

##### Stage: 2 Challenge Level:

The ancient Egyptians were said to make right-angled triangles using a rope with twelve equal sections divided by knots. What other triangles could you make if you had a rope like this?

### Escher Tessellations

##### Stage: 2 Challenge Level:

This practical investigation invites you to make tessellating shapes in a similar way to the artist Escher.

### Little Boxes

##### Stage: 2 Challenge Level:

How many different cuboids can you make when you use four CDs or DVDs? How about using five, then six?

### Cutting Corners

##### Stage: 2 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?

### Making Cuboids

##### Stage: 2 Challenge Level:

Let's say you can only use two different lengths - 2 units and 4 units. Using just these 2 lengths as the edges how many different cuboids can you make?

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How can you arrange the 5 cubes so that you need the smallest number of Brush Loads of paint to cover them? Try with other numbers of cubes as well.

### Cuboid-in-a-box

##### Stage: 2 Challenge Level:

What is the smallest cuboid that you can put in this box so that you cannot fit another that's the same into it?

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

### A City of Towers

##### Stage: 1 Challenge Level:

In this town, houses are built with one room for each person. There are some families of seven people living in the town. In how many different ways can they build their houses?

### Repeating Patterns

##### Stage: 1 Challenge Level:

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

### Tangram Tangle

##### Stage: 1 Challenge Level:

If you split the square into these two pieces, it is possible to fit the pieces together again to make a new shape. How many new shapes can you make?

### Sticks and Triangles

##### Stage: 2 Challenge Level:

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?

### Tri.'s

##### Stage: 2 Challenge Level:

How many triangles can you make on the 3 by 3 pegboard?

### Map Folding

##### Stage: 2 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?

### Three Sets of Cubes, Two Surfaces

##### Stage: 2 Challenge Level:

How many models can you find which obey these rules?

### Cereal Packets

##### Stage: 2 Challenge Level:

How can you put five cereal packets together to make different shapes if you must put them face-to-face?

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

### Cover the Tray

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These practical challenges are all about making a 'tray' and covering it with paper.

### Two by One

##### Stage: 2 Challenge Level:

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

### Baked Bean Cans

##### Stage: 1 Challenge Level:

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

### Putting Two and Two Together

##### Stage: 2 Challenge Level:

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?

### Two on Five

##### Stage: 1 and 2 Challenge Level:

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?

### Square Corners

##### Stage: 2 Challenge Level:

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?

### Dienes' Logiblocs

##### Stage: 1 Challenge Level:

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?

### Making Maths: Double-sided Magic Square

##### Stage: 2 and 3 Challenge Level:

Make your own double-sided magic square. But can you complete both sides once you've made the pieces?

### Dice Stairs

##### Stage: 2 Challenge Level:

Can you make dice stairs using the rules stated? How do you know you have all the possible stairs?

### Shaping Up

##### Stage: 2 Challenge Level:

Are all the possible combinations of two shapes included in this set of 27 cards? How do you know?

### Making Maths: Birds from an Egg

##### Stage: 2 Challenge Level:

Can you make the birds from the egg tangram?

### 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?

### Four Colours

##### Stage: 1 and 2 Challenge Level:

Kate has eight multilink cubes. She has two red ones, two yellow, two green and two blue. She wants to fit them together to make a cube so that each colour shows on each face just once.

### Making Maths: Happy Families

##### Stage: 1 and 2 Challenge Level:

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

### Halving

##### Stage: 1 Challenge Level:

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

### Polydron

##### Stage: 2 Challenge Level:

This activity investigates how you might make squares and pentominoes from Polydron.

### How Tall?

##### Stage: 1 and 2 Challenge Level:

A group of children are discussing the height of a tall tree. How would you go about finding out its height?

### Seven Sticks

##### Stage: 1 Challenge Level:

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

### Square Tangram

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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?

### 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?

### Bottles (1)

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

### Cuisenaire Rods

##### Stage: 2 Challenge Level:

These squares have been made from Cuisenaire rods. Can you describe the pattern? What would the next square look like?

### Bottles (2)

##### Stage: 1 Challenge Level:

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

### Four Layers

##### Stage: 1 and 2 Challenge Level:

Can you create more models that follow these rules?

### Order the Changes

##### Stage: 2 Challenge Level:

Can you order pictures of the development of a frog from frogspawn and of a bean seed growing into a plant?

### It's a Fence!

##### Stage: 1 and 2 Challenge Level:

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

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We went to the cinema and decided to buy some bags of popcorn so we asked about the prices. Investigate how much popcorn each bag holds so find out which we might have bought.

### Tricky Triangles

##### Stage: 1 Challenge Level:

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

##### Stage: 1 and 2 Challenge Level:

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?

### World of Tan 29 - the Telephone

##### Stage: 2 Challenge Level:

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

### Star Find

##### Stage: 1 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?

### World of Tan 28 - Concentrating on Coordinates

##### Stage: 2 Challenge Level:

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