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

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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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Alquerque II

Age 5 to 7 Challenge Level:

A variant on the game Alquerque

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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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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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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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Music to My Ears

Age 7 to 11 Challenge Level:

Can you predict when you'll be clapping and when you'll be clicking if you start this rhythm? How about when a friend begins a new rhythm at the same time?

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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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Makeover

Age 5 to 11 Challenge Level:

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

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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?

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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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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.

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Folding Flowers 2

Age 7 to 11 Challenge Level:

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

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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 18 - Soup

Age 7 to 11 Challenge Level:

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

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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 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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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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Tessellate the Triominoes

Age 5 to 7 Challenge Level:

What happens when you try and fit the triomino pieces into these two grids?

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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 outline of these rabbits?

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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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Midpoint Triangle

Age 7 to 11 Challenge Level:

Can you cut up a square in the way shown and make the pieces into a triangle?

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Cover the Camel

Age 5 to 7 Challenge Level:

Can you cover the camel with these pieces?

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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 this telephone?

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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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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.

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L-ateral Thinking

Age 5 to 11 Challenge Level:

Try this interactive strategy game for 2

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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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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?

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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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Construct-o-straws

Age 7 to 11 Challenge Level:

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

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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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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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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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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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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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Penta Play

Age 7 to 11 Challenge Level:

A shape and space game for 2,3 or 4 players. Be the last person to be able to place a pentomino piece on the playing board. Play with card, or on the computer.

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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?

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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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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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Triangular Faces

Age 7 to 11 Challenge Level:

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

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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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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?

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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 these people?

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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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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 24 - Clocks

Age 7 to 11 Challenge Level:

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

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Skeleton Shapes

Age 5 to 7 Challenge Level:

How many balls of modelling clay and how many straws does it take to make these skeleton shapes?

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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?

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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?