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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?

Getting an Angle

Stage: 3 Challenge Level:

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

Conway's Chequerboard Army

Stage: 3 Challenge Level:

Here is a solitaire type environment for you to experiment with. Which targets can you reach?

You Owe Me Five Farthings, Say the Bells of St Martin's

Stage: 3 Challenge Level:

Use the interactivity to listen to the bells ringing a pattern. Now it's your turn! Play one of the bells yourself. How do you know when it is your turn to ring?

When Will You Pay Me? Say the Bells of Old Bailey

Stage: 3 Challenge Level:

Use the interactivity to play two of the bells in a pattern. How do you know when it is your turn to ring, and how do you know which bell to ring?

Three Squares

Stage: 1 and 2 Challenge Level:

What is the greatest number of squares you can make by overlapping three squares?

World of Tan 9 - Animals

Stage: 2 Challenge Level:

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

Rolling Triangle

Stage: 3 Challenge Level:

The triangle ABC is equilateral. The arc AB has centre C, the arc BC has centre A and the arc CA has centre B. Explain how and why this shape can roll along between two parallel tracks.

World of Tan 8 - Sports Car

Stage: 2 Challenge Level:

Can you fit the tangram pieces into the outline of this sports car?

World of Tan 17 - Weather

Stage: 2 Challenge Level:

Can you fit the tangram pieces into the outlines of the watering can and man in a boat?

Regular Rings 1

Stage: 2 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?

World of Tan 11 - the Past, Present and Future

Stage: 2 Challenge Level:

Can you fit the tangram pieces into the outline of the telescope and microscope?

World of Tan 7 - Gat Marn

Stage: 2 Challenge Level:

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

Triangular Faces

Stage: 2 Challenge Level:

This problem invites you to build 3D shapes using two different triangles. Can you make the shapes from the pictures?

World of Tan 3 - Mai Ling

Stage: 2 Challenge Level:

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

Making Tangrams

Stage: 2 Challenge Level:

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

Move Those Halves

Stage: 2 Challenge Level:

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 ...

Making Maths: Rolypoly

Stage: 1 and 2 Challenge Level:

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 4 - Monday Morning

Stage: 2 Challenge Level:

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

World of Tan 5 - Rocket

Stage: 2 Challenge Level:

Can you fit the tangram pieces into the outline of the rocket?

World of Tan 29 - the Telephone

Stage: 2 Challenge Level:

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

World of Tan 2 - Little Ming

Stage: 2 Challenge Level:

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

Midpoint Triangle

Stage: 2 Challenge Level:

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

World of Tan 13 - A Storm in a Tea Cup

Stage: 2 Challenge Level:

Can you fit the tangram pieces into the outline of these convex shapes?

World of Tan 24 - Clocks

Stage: 2 Challenge Level:

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

World of Tan 22 - an Appealing Stroll

Stage: 2 Challenge Level:

Can you fit the tangram pieces into the outline of the child walking home from school?

World of Tan 21 - Almost There Now

Stage: 2 Challenge Level:

Can you fit the tangram pieces into the outlines of the lobster, yacht and cyclist?

World of Tan 20 - Fractions

Stage: 2 Challenge Level:

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

World of Tan 25 - Pentominoes

Stage: 2 Challenge Level:

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

Reef and Granny

Stage: 2 Challenge Level:

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?

World of Tan 28 - Concentrating on Coordinates

Stage: 2 Challenge Level:

Can you fit the tangram pieces into the outline of Little Ming playing the board game?

World of Tan 27 - Sharing

Stage: 2 Challenge Level:

Can you fit the tangram pieces into the outline of Little Fung at the table?

World of Tan 26 - Old Chestnut

Stage: 2 Challenge Level:

Can you fit the tangram pieces into the outline of this brazier for roasting chestnuts?

World of Tan 19 - Working Men

Stage: 2 Challenge Level:

Can you fit the tangram pieces into the outline of this shape. How would you describe it?

World of Tan 1 - Granma T

Stage: 2 Challenge Level:

Can you fit the tangram pieces into the outline of Granma T?

World of Tan 18 - Soup

Stage: 2 Challenge Level:

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

World of Tan 12 - All in a Fluff

Stage: 2 Challenge Level:

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

Jomista Mat

Stage: 2 Challenge Level:

Looking at the picture of this Jomista Mat, can you decribe what you see? Why not try and make one yourself?

Construct-o-straws

Stage: 2 Challenge Level:

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

Folding, Cutting and Punching

Stage: 2 Challenge Level:

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

World of Tan 14 - Celebrations

Stage: 2 Challenge Level:

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

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.

World of Tan 16 - Time Flies

Stage: 2 Challenge Level:

Can you fit the tangram pieces into the outlines of the candle and sundial?

World of Tan 15 - Millennia

Stage: 2 Challenge Level:

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

Cunning Card Trick

Stage: 3 Challenge Level:

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

Regular Rings 2

Stage: 2 Challenge Level:

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

Pyramid Numbers

Stage: 2 Challenge Level:

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

Hexagon Transformations

Stage: 2 Challenge Level:

Can you cut a regular hexagon into two pieces to make a parallelogram? Try cutting it into three pieces to make a rhombus!

Folding Flowers 1

Stage: 2 Challenge Level:

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