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### 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?

### Three Sets of Cubes, Two Surfaces

##### Age 7 to 11 Challenge Level:

How many models can you find which obey these rules?

### Cuboid-in-a-box

##### Age 7 to 11 Challenge Level:

What is the smallest cuboid that you can put in this box so that you cannot fit another that's the same into it?

### Map Folding

##### Age 7 to 11 Challenge Level:

Take a rectangle of paper and fold it in half, and half again, to make four smaller rectangles. How many different ways can you fold it up?

### 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?

### 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?

### Escher Tessellations

##### Age 7 to 11 Challenge Level:

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

### 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?

### Creating Cubes

##### Age 7 to 11 Challenge Level:

Arrange 9 red cubes, 9 blue cubes and 9 yellow cubes into a large 3 by 3 cube. No row or column of cubes must contain two cubes of the same colour.

### Four Colours

##### Age 5 to 11 Challenge Level:

Kate has eight multilink cubes. She has two red ones, two yellow, two green and two blue. She wants to fit them together to make a cube so that each colour shows on each face just once.

### Tri.'s

##### Age 7 to 11 Challenge Level:

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

##### Age 7 to 11 Challenge Level:

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.

### 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?

### Four Layers

##### Age 5 to 11 Challenge Level:

Can you create more models that follow these rules?

### 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?

### 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?

### Cover the Tray

##### Age 7 to 11 Challenge Level:

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

### Two by One

##### Age 7 to 11 Challenge Level:

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

### 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?

### 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?

### Making Maths: Make a Magic Circle

##### Age 7 to 11 Challenge Level:

Make a mobius band and investigate its properties.

### 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.

### Pyramid Numbers

##### Age 7 to 11 Challenge Level:

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

### Making Maths: Making a Tangram

##### Age 7 to 11 Challenge Level:

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

### 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.

### 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.

### Let Us Reflect

##### Age 7 to 11 Challenge Level:

Where can you put the mirror across the square so that you can still "see" the whole square? How many different positions are possible?

### Construct-o-straws

##### Age 7 to 11 Challenge Level:

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

##### Age 5 to 11 Challenge Level:

Our 2008 Advent Calendar has a 'Making Maths' activity for every day in the run-up to Christmas.

### Making Maths: Rolypoly

##### Age 5 to 11 Challenge Level:

Paint a stripe on a cardboard roll. Can you predict what will happen when it is rolled across a sheet of paper?

##### 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.

### 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?

##### Age 7 to 11 Challenge Level:

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

### Folding Flowers 1

##### Age 7 to 11 Challenge Level:

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

### 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.

### 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 Tangrams

##### Age 7 to 11 Challenge Level:

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

### 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?

### 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?

### 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?

### Seven Flipped

##### Age 7 to 11 Challenge Level:

Investigate the smallest number of moves it takes to turn these mats upside-down if you can only turn exactly three at a time.

### 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.

### Dice Stairs

##### Age 7 to 11 Challenge Level:

Can you make dice stairs using the rules stated? How do you know you have all the possible stairs?

### Straight to Curves

##### Age 5 to 11 Challenge Level:

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

### 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.

### Order the Changes

##### Age 7 to 11 Challenge Level:

Can you order pictures of the development of a frog from frogspawn and of a bean seed growing into a plant?

### Reef and Granny

##### Age 7 to 11 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?

### 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.

### Square Tangram

##### Age 7 to 11 Challenge Level:

This was a problem for our birthday website. Can you use four of these pieces to form a square? How about making a square with all five pieces?

### Folding

##### Age 7 to 11 Challenge Level:

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