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

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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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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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World of Tan 17 - Weather

Age 7 to 11 Challenge Level:

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

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Cubes Cut Into Four Pieces

Age 5 to 7 Challenge Level:

Eight children each had a cube made from modelling clay. They cut them into four pieces which were all exactly the same shape and size. Whose pieces are the same? Can you decide who made each set?

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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?

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World of Tan 3 - Mah Ling

Age 7 to 11 Challenge Level:

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

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World of Tan 8 - Sports Car

Age 7 to 11 Challenge Level:

Can you fit the tangram pieces into the outline of the sports car?

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World of Tan 29 - the Telephone

Age 7 to 11 Challenge Level:

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

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World of Tan 16 - Time Flies

Age 7 to 11 Challenge Level:

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

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Diagrams

Age 7 to 11 Challenge Level:

A group activity using visualisation of squares and triangles.

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World of Tan 10 - Butterflies

Age 7 to 11 Challenge Level:

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

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World of Tan 19 - A Circular Problem

Age 7 to 11 Challenge Level:

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

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Rearrange the Square

Age 5 to 7 Challenge Level:

We can cut a small triangle off the corner of a square and then fit the two pieces together. Can you work out how these shapes are made from the two pieces?

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Dicey

Age 7 to 11 Challenge Level:

A game has a special dice with a colour spot on each face. These three pictures show different views of the same dice. What colour is opposite blue?

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Six to Four

Age 5 to 7 Challenge Level:

Move four sticks so there are exactly four triangles.

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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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World of Tan 25 - Pentominoes

Age 7 to 11 Challenge Level:

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

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World of Tan 2 - Little Ming

Age 7 to 11 Challenge Level:

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

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World of Tan 11 - the Past, Present and Future

Age 7 to 11 Challenge Level:

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

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World of Tan 14 - Celebrations

Age 7 to 11 Challenge Level:

Can you fit the tangram pieces into the outlines of Little Ming and Little Fung dancing?

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World of Tan 26 - Old Chestnut

Age 7 to 11 Challenge Level:

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

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World of Tan 7 - Golden Goose

Age 7 to 11 Challenge Level:

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

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World of Tan 6 - Junk

Age 7 to 11 Challenge Level:

Can you fit the tangram pieces into the silhouette of the junk?

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How Many Pieces This Time?

Age 5 to 7 Challenge Level:

How many pieces of string have been used in these patterns? Can you describe how you know?

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How Many Pieces?

Age 5 to 7 Challenge Level:

How many loops of string have been used to make these patterns?

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World of Tan 18 - Soup

Age 7 to 11 Challenge Level:

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

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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?

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World of Tan 28 - Concentrating on Coordinates

Age 7 to 11 Challenge Level:

Can you fit the tangram pieces into the outline of the playing piece?

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World of Tan 24 - Clocks

Age 7 to 11 Challenge Level:

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

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World of Tan 1 - Granma T

Age 7 to 11 Challenge Level:

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

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Part the Polygons

Age 7 to 11 Short Challenge Level:

Draw three straight lines to separate these shapes into four groups - each group must contain one of each shape.

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Happy Halving

Age 5 to 7 Challenge Level:

Can you split each of the shapes below in half so that the two parts are exactly the same?

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World of Tan 12 - All in a Fluff

Age 7 to 11 Challenge Level:

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

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Tessellating Capitals

Age 5 to 7 Challenge Level:

Have you ever tried tessellating capital letters? Have a look at these examples and then try some for yourself.

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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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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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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?

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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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Cube Drilling

Age 7 to 11 Challenge Level:

Imagine a 4 by 4 by 4 cube. If you and a friend drill holes in some of the small cubes in the ways described, how many will not have holes drilled through them?