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Tessellating Capitals

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

Paper Partners

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

World of Tan 15 - Millennia

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

World of Tan 12 - All in a Fluff

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

World of Tan 16 - Time Flies

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

World of Tan 14 - Celebrations

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

World of Tan 19 - Working Men

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

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 20 - Fractions

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

World of Tan 11 - the Past, Present and Future

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

World of Tan 18 - Soup

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

World of Tan 9 - Animals

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

Making Maths: Kites and Darts

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Using these kite and dart templates, you could try to recreate part of Penrose's famous tessellation or design one yourself.

World of Tan 5 - Rocket

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

Six to Four

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Move four sticks so there are exactly four triangles.

Making Maths: Happy Families

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

World of Tan 3 - Mai Ling

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

World of Tan 7 - Gat Marn

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Can you fit the tangram pieces into the outline of this plaque design?

Making Maths: Rolypoly

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

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.

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 25 - Pentominoes

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

Paper Patchwork 1

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

Rearrange the Square

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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?

Making Tangrams

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

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?

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!

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?

Compare the Cups

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

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

Making Maths: Birds from an Egg

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Can you make the birds from the egg tangram?

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

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 26 - Old Chestnut

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

Midpoint Triangle

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

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 29 - the Telephone

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

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?

World of Tan 6 - Junk

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

World of Tan 24 - Clocks

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

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?

Reef and Granny

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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?

World of Tan 8 - Sports Car

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

World of Tan 17 - Weather

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Can you fit the tangram pieces into the outlines of the watering can and man in a boat?

Rectangles with Dominoes

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

Folding

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

Escher Tessellations

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

World of Tan 13 - A Storm in a Tea Cup

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Can you fit the tangram pieces into the outline of these convex shapes?

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?