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Broad Topics > Using, Applying and Reasoning about Mathematics > Visualising

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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?

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Overlapping Again

Age 7 to 11 Challenge Level:

What shape is the overlap when you slide one of these shapes half way across another? Can you picture it in your head? Use the interactivity to check your visualisation.

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Waiting for Blast Off

Age 7 to 11 Challenge Level:

10 space travellers are waiting to board their spaceships. There are two rows of seats in the waiting room. Using the rules, where are they all sitting? Can you find all the possible ways?

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Change Around

Age 5 to 7 Challenge Level:

Move just three of the circles so that the triangle faces in the opposite direction.

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Red Even

Age 7 to 11 Challenge Level:

You have 4 red and 5 blue counters. How many ways can they be placed on a 3 by 3 grid so that all the rows columns and diagonals have an even number of red counters?

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Regular Rings 2

Age 7 to 11 Challenge Level:

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

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Overlaps

Age 5 to 7 Challenge Level:

What does the overlap of these two shapes look like? Try picturing it in your head and then use the interactivity to test your prediction.

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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?

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Horizontal Vertical

Age 5 to 7 Challenge Level:

Take it in turns to place a domino on the grid. One to be placed horizontally and the other vertically. Can you make it impossible for your opponent to play?

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One Big Triangle

Age 5 to 7 Challenge Level:

Make one big triangle so the numbers that touch on the small triangles add to 10.

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Posting Triangles

Age 5 to 7 Challenge Level:

If you can post the triangle with either the blue or yellow colour face up, how many ways can it be posted altogether?

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Four Triangles Puzzle

Age 5 to 11 Challenge Level:

Cut four triangles from a square as shown in the picture. How many different shapes can you make by fitting the four triangles back together?

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Hexagon Transformations

Age 7 to 11 Challenge Level:

Can you cut a regular hexagon into two pieces to make a parallelogram? Try cutting it into three pieces to make a rhombus!

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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?

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Sprouts

Age 7 to 18 Challenge Level:

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

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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?

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The Development of Spatial and Geometric Thinking: Co-ordinating Space in Drawings

Age 5 to 7

This second article in the series refers to research about levels of development of spatial thinking and the possible influence of instruction.

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Paper Patchwork 1

Age 5 to 7 Challenge Level:

Can you work out what shape is made when this piece of paper is folded up using the crease pattern shown?

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Paper Patchwork 2

Age 5 to 7 Challenge Level:

Have a go at making a few of these shapes from paper in different sizes. What patterns can you create?

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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.

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Start Cube Drilling

Age 5 to 7 Challenge Level:

Imagine a 3 by 3 by 3 cube. If you and a friend drill holes in some of the small cubes in the ways described, how many will have holes drilled through them?

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Tricky Triangles

Age 5 to 7 Challenge Level:

Use the three triangles to fill these outline shapes. Perhaps you can create some of your own shapes for a friend to fill?

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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?

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Coin Cogs

Age 7 to 11 Challenge Level:

Can you work out what is wrong with the cogs on a UK 2 pound coin?

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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.

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Tangram Tangle

Age 5 to 7 Challenge Level:

If you split the square into these two pieces, it is possible to fit the pieces together again to make a new shape. How many new shapes can you make?

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World of Tan 13 - A Storm in a Tea Cup

Age 7 to 11 Challenge Level:

Can you fit the tangram pieces into the outlines of the convex shapes?

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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.

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Painted Faces

Age 7 to 11 Challenge Level:

Imagine a 3 by 3 by 3 cube made of 9 small cubes. Each face of the large cube is painted a different colour. How many small cubes will have two painted faces? Where are they?

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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.

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Dragons and Swans

Age 5 to 7 Challenge Level:

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

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Shadow Play

Age 5 to 7 Challenge Level:

Here are shadows of some 3D shapes. What shapes could have made them?

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Ten Hidden Squares

Age 7 to 11 Challenge Level:

These points all mark the vertices (corners) of ten hidden squares. Can you find the 10 hidden squares?

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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.

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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.

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Right or Left?

Age 7 to 11 Challenge Level:

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

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Multiplication Series: Illustrating Number Properties with Arrays

Age 5 to 11

This article for teachers describes how modelling number properties involving multiplication using an array of objects not only allows children to represent their thinking with concrete materials,. . . .

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Hundred Square

Age 5 to 7 Challenge Level:

A hundred square has been printed on both sides of a piece of paper. What is on the back of 100? 58? 23? 19?

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Tangram Paradox

Age 7 to 11 Challenge Level:

How can the same pieces of the tangram make this bowl before and after it was chipped? Use the interactivity to try and work out what is going on!

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Routes 1 and 5

Age 5 to 7 Challenge Level:

Find your way through the grid starting at 2 and following these operations. What number do you end on?

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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?

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World of Tan 5 - Dragon

Age 7 to 11 Challenge Level:

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

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World of Tan 15 - Millennia

Age 7 to 11 Challenge Level:

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

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Square Surprise

Age 5 to 11 Challenge Level:

Why do you think that the red player chose that particular dot in this game of Seeing Squares?

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World of Tan 30 - Logical Thinking

Age 7 to 11 Challenge Level:

Can you logically construct these silhouettes using the tangram pieces?

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World of Tan 9 - Animals

Age 7 to 11 Challenge Level:

Can you fit the tangram pieces into the outlines of the camel and giraffe?

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World of Tan

Age 5 to 11 Challenge Level:

Read about the adventures of Granma T and her grandchildren in this series of stories, accompanied by interactive tangrams.

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World of Tan 4 - Monday Morning

Age 7 to 11 Challenge Level:

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

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World of Tan 20 - Fractions

Age 7 to 11 Challenge Level:

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

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Paper Partners

Age 5 to 7 Challenge Level:

Can you describe a piece of paper clearly enough for your partner to know which piece it is?