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Broad Topics > Angles, Polygons, and Geometrical Proof > Plane shapes and their properties

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Logic Block Collections

Stage: 1 Challenge Level: Challenge Level:1

What do you think is the same about these two Logic Blocks? What others do you think go with them in the set?

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Shapely Lines

Stage: 1 Challenge Level: Challenge Level:1

This challenge invites you to create your own picture using just straight lines. Can you identify shapes with the same number of sides and decorate them in the same way?

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Sorting Shapes

Stage: 1 Challenge Level: Challenge Level:1

This activity challenges you to make collections of shapes. Can you give your collection a name?

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Sorting Logic Blocks

Stage: 1 and 2 Challenge Level: Challenge Level:1

This interactivity allows you to sort logic blocks by dragging their images.

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Jig Shapes

Stage: 1 Challenge Level: Challenge Level:1

Can you each work out what shape you have part of on your card? What will the rest of it look like?

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Shaping Up

Stage: 2 Challenge Level: Challenge Level:2 Challenge Level:2

Are all the possible combinations of two shapes included in this set of 27 cards? How do you know?

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Olympic Rings

Stage: 1 Challenge Level: Challenge Level:2 Challenge Level:2

This problem is intended to get children to look really hard at something they will see many times in the next few months.

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Count the Trapeziums

Stage: 2 Challenge Level: Challenge Level:3 Challenge Level:3 Challenge Level:3

How many trapeziums, of various sizes, are hidden in this picture?

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Shapely Tiling

Stage: 2 Challenge Level: Challenge Level:2 Challenge Level:2

Use the interactivity to make this Islamic star and cross design. Can you produce a tessellation of regular octagons with two different types of triangle?

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Triangular Hexagons

Stage: 2 Challenge Level: Challenge Level:1

Investigate these hexagons drawn from different sized equilateral triangles.

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Chain of Changes

Stage: 1 Challenge Level: Challenge Level:2 Challenge Level:2

Arrange the shapes in a line so that you change either colour or shape in the next piece along. Can you find several ways to start with a blue triangle and end with a red circle?

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Overlapping Again

Stage: 2 Challenge Level: Challenge Level:2 Challenge Level:2

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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Regular Rings 2

Stage: 2 Challenge Level: Challenge Level:2 Challenge Level:2

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

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Mrs Trimmer's String

Stage: 1 Challenge Level: Challenge Level:2 Challenge Level:2

Can you help the children in Mrs Trimmer's class make different shapes out of a loop of string?

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Circle Panes

Stage: 2 Challenge Level: Challenge Level:1

Look at the mathematics that is all around us - this circular window is a wonderful example.

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Curve Spotting

Stage: 1 Challenge Level: Challenge Level:1

Can you spot circles, spirals and other types of curves in these photos?

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Overlapping Circles

Stage: 2 Challenge Level: Challenge Level:1

What shaped overlaps can you make with two circles which are the same size? What shapes are 'left over'? What shapes can you make when the circles are different sizes?

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2 Rings

Stage: 1 Challenge Level: Challenge Level:2 Challenge Level:2

The red ring is inside the blue ring in this picture. Can you rearrange the rings in different ways? Perhaps you can overlap them or put one outside another?

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Sports Equipment

Stage: 2 Challenge Level: Challenge Level:1

If these balls are put on a line with each ball touching the one in front and the one behind, which arrangement makes the shortest line of balls?

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First Forward Into Logo 4: Circles

Stage: 2, 3 and 4 Challenge Level: Challenge Level:1

Learn how to draw circles using Logo. Wait a minute! Are they really circles? If not what are they?

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LOGO Challenge 2 - Diamonds Are Forever

Stage: 2, 3 and 4 Challenge Level: Challenge Level:1

The challenge is to produce elegant solutions. Elegance here implies simplicity. The focus is on rhombi, in particular those formed by jointing two equilateral triangles along an edge.

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LOGO Challenge 8 - Rhombi

Stage: 2, 3 and 4 Challenge Level: Challenge Level:1

Explore patterns based on a rhombus. How can you enlarge the pattern - or explode it?

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Like a Circle in a Spiral

Stage: 2, 3 and 4 Challenge Level: Challenge Level:1

A cheap and simple toy with lots of mathematics. Can you interpret the images that are produced? Can you predict the pattern that will be produced using different wheels?

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Circles, Circles Everywhere

Stage: 2 and 3

This article for pupils gives some examples of how circles have featured in people's lives for centuries.

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Pi, a Very Special Number

Stage: 2 and 3

Read all about the number pi and the mathematicians who have tried to find out its value as accurately as possible.