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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?

### 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?

### 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?

### 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?

### 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?

### Three Squares

##### Age 5 to 11 Challenge Level:

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

### 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.

### 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?

### 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?

### 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 ...

### Folding Flowers 1

##### Age 7 to 11 Challenge Level:

Can you visualise what shape this piece of paper will make when it is folded?

### Tangrams

##### Age 5 to 7 Challenge Level:

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

### Folding Flowers 2

##### Age 7 to 11 Challenge Level:

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

### 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?

### Six to Four

##### Age 5 to 7 Challenge Level:

Move four sticks so there are exactly four triangles.

### 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?

### Triangular Faces

##### Age 7 to 11 Challenge Level:

This problem invites you to build 3D shapes using two different triangles. Can you make the shapes from the pictures?

### 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?

### Folding, Cutting and Punching

##### Age 7 to 11 Challenge Level:

Exploring and predicting folding, cutting and punching holes and making spirals.

### Jomista Mat

##### Age 7 to 11 Challenge Level:

Looking at the picture of this Jomista Mat, can you decribe what you see? Why not try and make one yourself?

### 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.

### Construct-o-straws

##### Age 7 to 11 Challenge Level:

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

### 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.

### Three Sets of Cubes, Two Surfaces

##### Age 7 to 11 Challenge Level:

How many models can you find which obey these rules?

### Compare the Cups

##### Age 5 to 7 Challenge Level:

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

### Bottles (2)

##### Age 5 to 7 Challenge Level:

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

### Making Maths: Birds from an Egg

##### Age 7 to 11 Challenge Level:

Can you make the birds from the egg tangram?

### Little Boxes

##### Age 7 to 11 Challenge Level:

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

### Sponge Sections

##### Age 7 to 11 Challenge Level:

You have been given three shapes made out of sponge: a sphere, a cylinder and a cone. Your challenge is to find out how to cut them to make different shapes for printing.

### 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?

### Two Squared

##### Age 7 to 11 Challenge Level:

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)

##### Age 5 to 7 Challenge Level:

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

### 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?

### 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?

### Matchsticks

##### Age 7 to 11 Challenge Level:

Reasoning about the number of matches needed to build squares that share their sides.

### Cuboid-in-a-box

##### Age 7 to 11 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?

### Putting Two and Two Together

##### Age 7 to 11 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

##### Age 5 to 11 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?

##### Age 7 to 11 Challenge Level:

This practical problem challenges you to make quadrilaterals with a loop of string. You'll need some friends to help!

### 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?

### Making Cuboids

##### Age 7 to 11 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?

### Cereal Packets

##### Age 7 to 11 Challenge Level:

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

### Seven Flipped

##### Age 7 to 11 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.

### Square Corners

##### Age 7 to 11 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?

### Sizing Them Up

##### Age 5 to 7 Challenge Level:

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

### 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?

### Tricky Triangles

##### Age 5 to 7 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?

### 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?

### Sea Defences

##### Age 7 to 14 Challenge Level:

These are pictures of the sea defences at New Brighton. Can you work out what a basic shape might be in both images of the sea wall and work out a way they might fit together?

### Four Colours

##### Age 5 to 11 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.