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Cubic Conundrum

Stage: 2, 3 and 4 Challenge Level: Challenge Level:3 Challenge Level:3 Challenge Level:3

Which of the following cubes can be made from these nets?

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Plaiting and Braiding

Stage: 2 and 3

This article for students gives some instructions about how to make some different braids.

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Celtic Knotwork Patterns

Stage: 2 and 3

This article for pupils gives an introduction to Celtic knotwork patterns and a feel for how you can draw them.

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Making Maths: Snake Pits

Stage: 1, 2 and 3 Challenge Level: Challenge Level:1

A game to make and play based on the number line.

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Back to the Practical?

Stage: 2 and 3

In this article for teachers, Bernard uses some problems to suggest that once a numerical pattern has been spotted from a practical starting point, going back to the practical can help explain. . . .

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Making Maths: Equilateral Triangle Folding

Stage: 2 and 3 Challenge Level: Challenge Level:1

Make an equilateral triangle by folding paper and use it to make patterns of your own.

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Making Maths: Link-a-cube

Stage: 2 Challenge Level: Challenge Level:1

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

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Paper Folding - Models of the Platonic Solids

Stage: 2, 3 and 4

A description of how to make the five Platonic solids out of paper.

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Conway's Chequerboard Army

Stage: 3 Challenge Level: Challenge Level:2 Challenge Level:2

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

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Sea Defences

Stage: 2 and 3 Challenge Level: Challenge Level:3 Challenge Level:3 Challenge Level:3

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?

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Getting an Angle

Stage: 3 Challenge Level: Challenge Level:3 Challenge Level:3 Challenge Level:3

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

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Making Maths: Archimedes' Spiral

Stage: 2 and 3 Challenge Level: Challenge Level:1

Make a spiral mobile.

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Making Maths: Make a Pendulum

Stage: 2 and 3 Challenge Level: Challenge Level:1

Galileo, a famous inventor who lived about 400 years ago, came up with an idea similar to this for making a time measuring instrument. Can you turn your pendulum into an accurate minute timer?

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Making Maths: Celtic Knot Tiles

Stage: 2, 3 and 4 Challenge Level: Challenge Level:1

Make some celtic knot patterns using tiling techniques

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Making Maths: Making a Tangram

Stage: 2 Challenge Level: Challenge Level:1

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

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

Stage: 3 Challenge Level: Challenge Level:2 Challenge Level:2

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?

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Making Maths: Walking Through a Playing Card?

Stage: 2 and 3 Challenge Level: Challenge Level:1

It might seem impossible but it is possible. How can you cut a playing card to make a hole big enough to walk through?

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Making Maths: Clinometer

Stage: 3 Challenge Level: Challenge Level:1

Make a clinometer and use it to help you estimate the heights of tall objects.

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Making Maths: String and Circles

Stage: 2 and 3 Challenge Level: Challenge Level:1

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.

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Making Rectangles, Making Squares

Stage: 3 Challenge Level: Challenge Level:2 Challenge Level:2

How many differently shaped rectangles can you build using these equilateral and isosceles triangles? Can you make a square?

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

Stage: 3 Challenge Level: Challenge Level:3 Challenge Level:3 Challenge Level:3

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?

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Well Balanced

Stage: 1, 2, 3, 4 and 5 Challenge Level: Challenge Level:1

Exploring balance and centres of mass can be great fun. The resulting structures can seem impossible. Here are some images to encourage you to experiment with non-breakable objects of your own.

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Triangular Faces

Stage: 2 Challenge Level: Challenge Level:2 Challenge Level:2

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

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Tangram Pictures

Stage: 1, 2 and 3 Challenge Level: Challenge Level:1

Use the tangram pieces to make our pictures, or to design some of your own!

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This Fencing

Stage: 2 Challenge Level: Challenge Level:1

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

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Regular Rings 1

Stage: 2 Challenge Level: Challenge Level:2 Challenge Level:2

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?

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World of Tan 28 - Concentrating on Coordinates

Stage: 2 Challenge Level: Challenge Level:2 Challenge Level:2

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

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World of Tan 29 - the Telephone

Stage: 2 Challenge Level: Challenge Level:2 Challenge Level:2

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

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World of Tan 4 - Monday Morning

Stage: 2 Challenge Level: Challenge Level:2 Challenge Level:2

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

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Rolling Triangle

Stage: 3 Challenge Level: Challenge Level:3 Challenge Level:3 Challenge Level:3

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.

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Bryony's Triangle

Stage: 2 Challenge Level: Challenge Level:1

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?

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Folding Flowers 2

Stage: 2 Challenge Level: Challenge Level:1

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

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Making Maths: Stars

Stage: 2 Challenge Level: Challenge Level:1

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

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World of Tan 26 - Old Chestnut

Stage: 2 Challenge Level: Challenge Level:2 Challenge Level:2

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

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World of Tan 19 - Working Men

Stage: 2 Challenge Level: Challenge Level:2 Challenge Level:2

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

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World of Tan 18 - Soup

Stage: 2 Challenge Level: Challenge Level:2 Challenge Level:2

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

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World of Tan 16 - Time Flies

Stage: 2 Challenge Level: Challenge Level:2 Challenge Level:2

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

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World of Tan 15 - Millennia

Stage: 2 Challenge Level: Challenge Level:2 Challenge Level:2

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

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World of Tan 20 - Fractions

Stage: 2 Challenge Level: Challenge Level:2 Challenge Level:2

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

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World of Tan 21 - Almost There Now

Stage: 2 Challenge Level: Challenge Level:2 Challenge Level:2

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

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Move Those Halves

Stage: 2 Challenge Level: Challenge Level:2 Challenge Level:2

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 ...

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World of Tan 25 - Pentominoes

Stage: 2 Challenge Level: Challenge Level:2 Challenge Level:2

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

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World of Tan 24 - Clocks

Stage: 2 Challenge Level: Challenge Level:2 Challenge Level:2

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

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World of Tan 22 - an Appealing Stroll

Stage: 2 Challenge Level: Challenge Level:2 Challenge Level:2

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

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World of Tan 27 - Sharing

Stage: 2 Challenge Level: Challenge Level:2 Challenge Level:2

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

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Plaited Origami Polyhedra

Stage: 2, 3 and 4 Challenge Level: Challenge Level:1

These models have appeared around the Centre for Mathematical Sciences. Perhaps you would like to try to make some similar models of your own.

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Folding, Cutting and Punching

Stage: 2 Challenge Level: Challenge Level:1

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

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First Forward Into Logo 10: Count up - Count Down

Stage: 3, 4 and 5 Challenge Level: Challenge Level:1

What happens when a procedure calls itself?

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The Best Card Trick?

Stage: 3 and 4 Challenge Level: Challenge Level:1

Time for a little mathemagic! Choose any five cards from a pack and show four of them to your partner. How can they work out the fifth?

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Fractional Triangles

Stage: 2 Challenge Level: Challenge Level:1

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