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### Sliding Puzzle

##### Age 5 to 16 Challenge Level:

The aim of the game is to slide the green square from the top right hand corner to the bottom left hand corner in the least number of moves.

### Problem Solving, Using and Applying and Functional Mathematics

##### Age 5 to 18 Challenge Level:

Problem solving is at the heart of the NRICH site. All the problems give learners opportunities to learn, develop or use mathematical concepts and skills. Read here for more information.

### Dice, Routes and Pathways

##### Age 5 to 14

This article for teachers discusses examples of problems in which there is no obvious method but in which children can be encouraged to think deeply about the context and extend their ability to. . . .

### Bands and Bridges: Bringing Topology Back

##### Age 7 to 14

Lyndon Baker describes how the Mobius strip and Euler's law can introduce pupils to the idea of topology.

### More Pebbles

##### Age 7 to 14 Challenge Level:

Have a go at this 3D extension to the Pebbles problem.

### 3D Stacks

##### Age 7 to 14 Challenge Level:

Can you find a way of representing these arrangements of balls?

### Move Those Halves

##### Age 7 to 11 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 ...

### Clocking Off

##### Age 7 to 16 Challenge Level:

I found these clocks in the Arts Centre at the University of Warwick intriguing - do they really need four clocks and what times would be ambiguous with only two or three of them?

### Zooming in on the Squares

##### Age 7 to 14

Start with a large square, join the midpoints of its sides, you'll see four right angled triangles. Remove these triangles, a second square is left. Repeat the operation. What happens?

### Drilling Many Cubes

##### Age 7 to 14 Challenge Level:

A useful visualising exercise which offers opportunities for discussion and generalising, and which could be used for thinking about the formulae needed for generating the results on a spreadsheet.

### Pattern Power

##### Age 5 to 14

Mathematics is the study of patterns. Studying pattern is an opportunity to observe, hypothesise, experiment, discover and create.

### Auditorium Steps

##### Age 7 to 14 Challenge Level:

What is the shape of wrapping paper that you would need to completely wrap this model?

### Sprouts

##### Age 7 to 18 Challenge Level:

A game for 2 people. Take turns joining two dots, until your opponent is unable to move.

### Diagonal Dodge

##### Age 7 to 14 Challenge Level:

A game for 2 players. Can be played online. One player has 1 red counter, the other has 4 blue. The red counter needs to reach the other side, and the blue needs to trap the red.

### Baravelle

##### Age 7 to 16 Challenge Level:

What can you see? What do you notice? What questions can you ask?

### Sea Defences

##### Age 7 to 14 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?

### World of Tan 25 - Pentominoes

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

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

### World of Tan 26 - Old Chestnut

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

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

### World of Tan 27 - Sharing

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

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

### World of Tan 29 - the Telephone

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

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

### World of Tan 7 - Gat Marn

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

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

### World of Tan 28 - Concentrating on Coordinates

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

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

### World of Tan 11 - the Past, Present and Future

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

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

### World of Tan 4 - Monday Morning

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

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

### Domino Numbers

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

Can you see why 2 by 2 could be 5? Can you predict what 2 by 10 will be?

### Seeing Squares

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

Players take it in turns to choose a dot on the grid. The winner is the first to have four dots that can be joined to form a square.

### Colour Wheels

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

Imagine a wheel with different markings painted on it at regular intervals. Can you predict the colour of the 18th mark? The 100th mark?

### L-ateral Thinking

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

Try this interactive strategy game for 2

### Taking Steps

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

In each of the pictures the invitation is for you to: Count what you see. Identify how you think the pattern would continue.

### Makeover

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

Exchange the positions of the two sets of counters in the least possible number of moves

### Dragons and Swans

##### Age 5 to 7 Challenge Level:

A game for two players. You'll need some counters.

### World of Tan 12 - All in a Fluff

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

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

### Cubes Within Cubes

##### Age 7 to 14 Challenge Level:

We start with one yellow cube and build around it to make a 3x3x3 cube with red cubes. Then we build around that red cube with blue cubes and so on. How many cubes of each colour have we used?

### 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.

### World of Tan 19 - Working Men

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

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

### Twice as Big?

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

Investigate how the four L-shapes fit together to make an enlarged L-shape. You could explore this idea with other shapes too.

### Making Tangrams

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

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

### Turning Cogs

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

What happens when you turn these cogs? Investigate the differences between turning two cogs of different sizes and two cogs which are the same.

### The Development of Spatial and Geometric Thinking: the Importance of Instruction.

##### Age 5 to 11

This article looks at levels of geometric thinking and the types of activities required to develop this thinking.

### Right or Left?

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

Which of these dice are right-handed and which are left-handed?

### World of Tan 17 - Weather

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

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

### World of Tan 15 - Millennia

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

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

### Put Yourself in a Box

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

A game for 2 players. Given a board of dots in a grid pattern, players take turns drawing a line by connecting 2 adjacent dots. Your goal is to complete more squares than your opponent.

### World of Tan 16 - Time Flies

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

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

### World of Tan 18 - Soup

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

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

### Endless Noughts and Crosses

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

An extension of noughts and crosses in which the grid is enlarged and the length of the winning line can to altered to 3, 4 or 5.

### World of Tan 9 - Animals

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

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

### World of Tan 20 - Fractions

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

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

### World of Tan 21 - Almost There Now

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

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

### World of Tan 22 - an Appealing Stroll

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

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