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Broad Topics > Using, Applying and Reasoning about Mathematics > Practical Activity

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What shape would fit your pens and pencils best? How can you make it?

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What shape and size of drinks mat is best for flipping and catching?

Witch's Hat

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What shapes should Elly cut out to make a witch's hat? How can she make a taller hat?

Observing the Sun and the Moon

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How does the time of dawn and dusk vary? What about the Moon, how does that change from night to night? Is the Sun always the same? Gather data to help you explore these questions.

Hoops/rope

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

Gym Bag

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Can Jo make a gym bag for her trainers from the piece of fabric she has?

Straw Scaffold

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Build a scaffold out of drinking-straws to support a cup of water

Triangle Shapes

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

A Patchwork Piece

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

Making Maths: Indian Window Screen

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

World of Tan 6 - Junk

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

Two Squared

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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?

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?

World of Tan 4 - Monday Morning

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

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

Making Tangrams

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

Making Maths: String and Circles

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You could use just coloured pencils and paper to create this design, but it will be more eye-catching if you can get hold of hammer, nails and string.

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.

Two on Five

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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?

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?

Making Maths: Birds from an Egg

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Can you make the birds from the egg tangram?

It's a Tie

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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 27 - Sharing

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

World of Tan 19 - Working Men

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

World of Tan 20 - Fractions

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

World of Tan 18 - Soup

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

World of Tan 16 - Time Flies

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

World of Tan 14 - Celebrations

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

World of Tan 15 - Millennia

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

World of Tan 21 - Almost There Now

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

World of Tan 22 - an Appealing Stroll

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

World of Tan 28 - Concentrating on Coordinates

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

World of Tan 29 - the Telephone

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

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?

World of Tan 26 - Old Chestnut

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

World of Tan 24 - Clocks

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

World of Tan 25 - Pentominoes

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

Making Maths: Stars

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

Folding, Cutting and Punching

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

Bryony's Triangle

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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?

Four Layers

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Can you create more models that follow these rules?

Fit These Shapes

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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?

Paper Curves

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

Straight to Curves

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

The Numbers Give the Design

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Make new patterns from simple turning instructions. You can have a go using pencil and paper or with a floor robot.

Three Sets of Cubes, Two Surfaces

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How many models can you find which obey these rules?

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?

Car Journey

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This practical activity involves measuring length/distance.

Cover the Tray

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

This Fencing

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