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Cut and Make

Age 7 to 11 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?

Folding

Age 7 to 11 Challenge Level:

What shapes can you make by folding an A4 piece of paper?

Triangle Relations

Age 7 to 11 Challenge Level:

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

Polydron

Age 7 to 11 Challenge Level:

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

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?

Age 7 to 11 Challenge Level:

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

Making Maths: Snowflakes

Age 7 to 11 Challenge Level:

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

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?

Tri.'s

Age 7 to 11 Challenge Level:

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

Straight to Curves

Age 5 to 11 Challenge Level:

How can you make a curve from straight strips of paper?

Hoops/rope

Age 7 to 11 Challenge Level:

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

Making Maths: Triangular Ball

Age 7 to 11 Challenge Level:

Make a ball from triangles!

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?

Making Maths: Kites and Darts

Age 7 to 11 Challenge Level:

Using these kite and dart templates, you could try to recreate part of Penrose's famous tessellation or design one yourself.

Making Maths: Test the Strength of a Triangle

Age 7 to 11 Challenge Level:

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.

Making Maths: Making a Tangram

Age 7 to 11 Challenge Level:

Follow these instructions to make a three-piece and/or seven-piece tangram.

Folding Flowers 1

Age 7 to 11 Challenge Level:

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

Making Maths: Make a Magic Circle

Age 7 to 11 Challenge Level:

Make a mobius band and investigate its properties.

Making Maths: Be a Mathemagician

Age 7 to 11 Challenge Level:

Surprise your friends with this magic square trick.

Making Maths: Five-point Snowflake

Age 7 to 11 Challenge Level:

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

Fit These Shapes

Age 5 to 11 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 Maths: A-maze-ing

Age 7 to 11 Challenge Level:

Did you know mazes tell stories? Find out more about mazes and make one of your own.

Sticks and Triangles

Age 7 to 11 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?

Egyptian Rope

Age 7 to 11 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?

Paper Curves

Age 7 to 11 Challenge Level:

This is a simple paper-folding activity that gives an intriguing result which you can then investigate further.

This Fencing

Age 7 to 11 Challenge Level:

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

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?

Triangle Shapes

Age 5 to 11 Challenge Level:

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

Cutting Corners

Age 7 to 11 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?

Counter Ideas

Age 7 to 11 Challenge Level:

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

Car Journey

Age 7 to 11 Challenge Level:

This practical activity involves measuring length/distance.

Cover the Tray

Age 7 to 11 Challenge Level:

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

Making Maths: Birds from an Egg

Age 7 to 11 Challenge Level:

Can you make the birds from the egg tangram?

A Patchwork Piece

Age 7 to 11 Challenge Level:

Follow the diagrams to make this patchwork piece, based on an octagon in a square.

It's a Tie

Age 7 to 11 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?

Making Maths: Stars

Age 7 to 11 Challenge Level:

Have a go at drawing these stars which use six points drawn around a circle. Perhaps you can create your own designs?

Fencing

Age 7 to 11 Challenge Level:

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

Bryony's Triangle

Age 7 to 11 Challenge Level:

Watch the video to see how to fold a square of paper to create a flower. What fraction of the piece of paper is the small triangle?

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?

Counting Counters

Age 7 to 11 Challenge Level:

Take a counter and surround it by a ring of other counters that MUST touch two others. How many are needed?

Age 7 to 11 Challenge Level:

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

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?

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?

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.

Construct-o-straws

Age 7 to 11 Challenge Level:

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

Two by One

Age 7 to 11 Challenge Level:

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

Shaping Up

Age 7 to 11 Challenge Level:

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

Making Tangrams

Age 7 to 11 Challenge Level:

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

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?

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?