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### Polydron

##### Stage: 2 Challenge Level:

This activity investigates how you might make squares and pentominoes from Polydron.

### Square Corners

##### Stage: 2 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?

### Shaping Up

##### Stage: 2 Challenge Level:

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

### Little Boxes

##### Stage: 2 Challenge Level:

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

### Seven Flipped

##### Stage: 2 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.

### Cutting Corners

##### Stage: 2 Challenge Level:

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

### Tri.'s

##### Stage: 2 Challenge Level:

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

### 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?

### Cuboid-in-a-box

##### Stage: 2 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?

### Making Cuboids

##### Stage: 2 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?

##### Stage: 2 Challenge Level:

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

##### Stage: 2 Challenge Level:

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

### Two by One

##### Stage: 2 Challenge Level:

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

### Sticks and Triangles

##### Stage: 2 Challenge Level:

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?

### Cereal Packets

##### Stage: 2 Challenge Level:

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

### Cover the Tray

##### Stage: 2 Challenge Level:

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

### Four Colours

##### Stage: 1 and 2 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.

### Order the Changes

##### Stage: 2 Challenge Level:

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

### Map Folding

##### Stage: 2 Challenge Level:

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?

### Egyptian Rope

##### Stage: 2 Challenge Level:

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?

### Putting Two and Two Together

##### Stage: 2 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?

### Dice Stairs

##### Stage: 2 Challenge Level:

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

### Three Sets of Cubes, Two Surfaces

##### Stage: 2 Challenge Level:

How many models can you find which obey these rules?

### Making Maths: Snowflakes

##### Stage: 2 Challenge Level:

It's hard to make a snowflake with six perfect lines of symmetry, but it's fun to try!

### Two Squared

##### Stage: 2 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?

### Making Maths: Five-point Snowflake

##### Stage: 2 Challenge Level:

Follow these instructions to make a five-pointed snowflake from a square of paper.

### Making Maths: Happy Families

##### Stage: 1 and 2 Challenge Level:

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

### Making Maths: Birds from an Egg

##### Stage: 2 Challenge Level:

Can you make the birds from the egg tangram?

### Four Layers

##### Stage: 1 and 2 Challenge Level:

Can you create more models that follow these rules?

### How Tall?

##### Stage: 1 and 2 Challenge Level:

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

### 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?

### It's a Fence!

##### Stage: 1 and 2 Challenge Level:

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

### Advent Calendar 2006

##### Stage: 2 Challenge Level:

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

### Advent Calendar 2008

##### Stage: 1 and 2 Challenge Level:

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

### Triangle Shapes

##### Stage: 1 and 2 Challenge Level:

This practical problem challenges you to create shapes and patterns with two different types of triangle. You could even try overlapping them.

### Making Maths: Indian Window Screen

##### Stage: 2 Challenge Level:

Can you recreate this Indian screen pattern? Can you make up similar patterns of your own?

### Cut and Make

##### Stage: 2 Challenge Level:

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?

### Double Your Popcorn, Double Your Pleasure

##### Stage: 2 Challenge Level:

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.

### Square Tangram

##### Stage: 2 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?

### Counter Ideas

##### Stage: 2 Challenge Level:

Here are some ideas to try in the classroom for using counters to investigate number patterns.

### Getting an Angle

##### Stage: 3 Challenge Level:

How can you make an angle of 60 degrees by folding a sheet of paper twice?

### Cunning Card Trick

##### Stage: 3 Challenge Level:

Delight your friends with this cunning trick! Can you explain how it works?

### Fractional Triangles

##### Stage: 2 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.

### Triangle Relations

##### Stage: 2 Challenge Level:

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

### Folding, Cutting and Punching

##### Stage: 2 Challenge Level:

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

### Construct-o-straws

##### Stage: 2 Challenge Level:

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

### Sea Defences

##### Stage: 2 and 3 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?

### Hoops/rope

##### Stage: 2 Challenge Level:

Ideas for practical ways of representing data such as Venn and Carroll diagrams.

### It's a Tie

##### Stage: 2 Challenge Level:

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?

### World of Tan 6 - Junk

##### Stage: 2 Challenge Level:

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