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 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?
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?
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?
Can you describe a piece of paper clearly enough for your partner to know which piece it is?
If you count from 1 to 20 and clap more loudly on the numbers in the two times table, as well as saying those numbers loudly, which numbers will be loud?
Can you make five differently sized squares from the tangram pieces?
This practical activity challenges you to create symmetrical designs by cutting a square into strips.
Using a loop of string stretched around three of your fingers, what different triangles can you make? Draw them and sort them into groups.
Try continuing these patterns made from triangles. Can you create your own repeating pattern?
You'll need a collection of cups for this activity.
Can you each work out what shape you have part of on your card? What will the rest of it look like?
Make a chair and table out of interlocking cubes, making sure that the chair fits under the table!
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?
The class were playing a maths game using interlocking cubes. Can you help them record what happened?
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?
These pictures show squares split into halves. Can you find other ways?
You have a set of the digits from 0 – 9. Can you arrange these in the 5 boxes to make two-digit numbers as close to the targets as possible?
What is the greatest number of squares you can make by overlapping three squares?
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?
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?
This project challenges you to work out the number of cubes hidden under a cloth. What questions would you like to ask?
What shapes can you make by folding an A4 piece of paper?
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?
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.
Explore the triangles that can be made with seven sticks of the same length.
Have you ever tried tessellating capital letters? Have a look at these examples and then try some for yourself.
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 make a rectangle with just 2 dominoes? What about 3, 4, 5, 6, 7...?
Watch this "Notes on a Triangle" film. Can you recreate parts of the film using cut-out triangles?
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?
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?
Use the three triangles to fill these outline shapes. Perhaps you can create some of your own shapes for a friend to fill?
Have you ever noticed the patterns in car wheel trims? These questions will make you look at car wheels in a different way!
This problem invites you to build 3D shapes using two different triangles. Can you make the shapes from the pictures?
This practical problem challenges you to make quadrilaterals with a loop of string. You'll need some friends to help!
Use the lines on this figure to show how the square can be divided into 2 halves, 3 thirds, 6 sixths and 9 ninths.
Exploring and predicting folding, cutting and punching holes and making spirals.
Make a cube out of straws and have a go at this practical challenge.
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?
Looking at the picture of this Jomista Mat, can you decribe what you see? Why not try and make one yourself?
Follow the diagrams to make this patchwork piece, based on an octagon in a square.
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?
This practical problem challenges you to create shapes and patterns with two different types of triangle. You could even try overlapping them.
Can you recreate this Indian screen pattern? Can you make up similar patterns of your own?
Can you fit the tangram pieces into the outline of this junk?
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?
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 make the most extraordinary, the most amazing, the most unusual patterns/designs from these triangles which are made in a special way?