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Four Layers

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Can you create more models that follow these rules?

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?

World of Tan 20 - Fractions

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

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 18 - Soup

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

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 24 - Clocks

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

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?

World of Tan 25 - Pentominoes

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

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 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 14 - Celebrations

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

Little Boxes

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

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?

World of Tan 3 - Mai Ling

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

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 7 - Gat Marn

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

World of Tan 9 - Animals

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

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 12 - All in a Fluff

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

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 15 - Millennia

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

World of Tan 29 - the Telephone

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

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

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!

Pyramid Numbers

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

Move Those Halves

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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 ...

Map Folding

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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?

It's a Fence!

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

Paper Partners

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

Three Sets of Cubes, Two Surfaces

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How many models can you find which obey these rules?

Fit These Shapes

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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?

Folding Flowers 1

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

Regular Rings 2

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What shape is made when you fold using this crease pattern? Can you make a ring design?

World of Tan 6 - Junk

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

Two on Five

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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?

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Make a cube with three strips of paper. Colour three faces or use the numbers 1 to 6 to make a die.

Cutting Corners

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

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

Tricky Triangles

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Use the three triangles to fill these outline shapes. Perhaps you can create some of your own shapes for a friend to fill?

Making Tangrams

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

Making Maths: Birds from an Egg

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Can you make the birds from the egg tangram?

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 4 - Monday Morning

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Can you fit the tangram pieces into the outline of Wai Ping, Wah Ming and Chi Wing?

Fencing

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

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?

Midpoint Triangle

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

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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.

Escher Tessellations

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

Repeating Patterns

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