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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?

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?

Four Layers

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Can you create more models that follow these rules?

Making Maths: Happy Families

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

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 3 - Mai Ling

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

Making Maths: Birds from an Egg

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Can you make the birds from the egg tangram?

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?

Triangular Faces

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

Regular Rings 2

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

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?

Move Those Halves

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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 ...

World of Tan 5 - Rocket

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

Midpoint Triangle

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

Folding Flowers 1

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

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

Folding Flowers 2

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Make a flower design using the same shape made out of different sizes of paper.

World of Tan 29 - the Telephone

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

Regular Rings 1

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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 25 - Pentominoes

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

Little Boxes

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

Folding, Cutting and Punching

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

Making Maths: Rolypoly

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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 7 - Gat Marn

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

World of Tan 9 - Animals

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

World of Tan 12 - All in a Fluff

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

World of Tan 11 - the Past, Present and Future

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

World of Tan 15 - Millennia

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

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 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 24 - Clocks

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

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 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 19 - Working Men

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

Pyramid Numbers

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

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?

Jomista Mat

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

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?

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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.

Fractional Triangles

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Use the lines on this figure to show how the square can be divided into 2 halves, 3 thirds, 6 sixths and 9 ninths.

Escher Tessellations

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

World of Tan 1 - Granma T

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

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?

Cover the Tray

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

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.

Reef and Granny

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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?

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

It's a Fence!

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

Construct-o-straws

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