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How Tall?

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

Sizing Them Up

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

Order the Changes

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

Pairs of Numbers

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If you have ten counters numbered 1 to 10, how many can you put into pairs that add to 10? Which ones do you have to leave out? Why?

Tangram Tangle

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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?

Sort Them Out (2)

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Can you each work out the number on your card? What do you notice? How could you sort the cards?

Bottles (1)

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

Little Man

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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?

Bottles (2)

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

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?

Car Journey

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This practical activity involves measuring length/distance.

Creating Cubes

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Arrange 9 red cubes, 9 blue cubes and 9 yellow cubes into a large 3 by 3 cube. No row or column of cubes must contain two cubes of the same colour.

Egyptian Rope

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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?

Halving

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

Two-digit Targets

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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?

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

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?

Cereal Packets

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

Tri.'s

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

Seven Flipped

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

Shaping Up

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

Two by One

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

Four Colours

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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.

Baked Bean Cans

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

Triangle Relations

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What do these two triangles have in common? How are they related?

Square Corners

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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?

Putting Two and Two Together

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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?

Making Maths: Make a Pendulum

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Galileo, a famous inventor who lived about 400 years ago, came up with an idea similar to this for making a time measuring instrument. Can you turn your pendulum into an accurate minute timer?

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 Maths: Birds from an Egg

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Can you make the birds from the egg tangram?

Dice Stairs

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

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?

Happy Halving

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Can you split each of the shapes below in half so that the two parts are exactly the same?

Repeating Patterns

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

Cover the Tray

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

Sticks and Triangles

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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?

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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.

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?

Making Cuboids

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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?

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?

Sports Equipment

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If these balls are put on a line with each ball touching the one in front and the one behind, which arrangement makes the shortest line of balls?

Three Sets of Cubes, Two Surfaces

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How many models can you find which obey these rules?

Four Layers

Stage: 1 and 2 Challenge Level:

Can you create more models that follow these rules?

Escher Tessellations

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

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?

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?

Compare the Cups

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

Making Longer, Making Shorter

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Ahmed is making rods using different numbers of cubes. Which rod is twice the length of his first rod?

How Many?

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This project challenges you to work out the number of cubes hidden under a cloth. What questions would you like to ask?