Can you make the birds from the egg tangram?
Here is a version of the game 'Happy Families' for you to make and play.
Can you split each of the shapes below in half so that the two parts are exactly the same?
A game to make and play based on the number line.
Can you describe a piece of paper clearly enough for your partner to know which piece it is?
Have a go at making a few of these shapes from paper in different sizes. What patterns can you create?
Use the tangram pieces to make our pictures, or to design some of your own!
How many triangles can you make on the 3 by 3 pegboard?
Move four sticks so there are exactly four triangles.
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?
Have you ever tried tessellating capital letters? Have a look at these examples and then try some for yourself.
This was a problem for our birthday website. Can you use four of these pieces to form a square? How about making a square with all five pieces?
Can you work out what shape is made when this piece of paper is folded up using the crease pattern shown?
The ancient Egyptians were said to make right-angled triangles using a rope with twelve equal sections divided by knots. What other triangles could you make if you had a rope like this?
Make a flower design using the same shape made out of different sizes of paper.
Can you work out what shape is made by folding in this way? Why not create some patterns using this shape but in different sizes?
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?
Paint a stripe on a cardboard roll. Can you predict what will happen when it is rolled across a sheet of paper?
Use the three triangles to fill these outline shapes. Perhaps you can create some of your own shapes for a friend to fill?
Use the lines on this figure to show how the square can be divided into 2 halves, 3 thirds, 6 sixths and 9 ninths.
Watch this "Notes on a Triangle" film. Can you recreate parts of the film using cut-out triangles?
Using different numbers of sticks, how many different triangles are you able to make? Can you make any rules about the numbers of sticks that make the most triangles?
Investigate the smallest number of moves it takes to turn these mats upside-down if you can only turn exactly three at a time.
What is the greatest number of squares you can make by overlapping three squares?
Kimie and Sebastian were making sticks from interlocking cubes and lining them up. Can they make their lines the same length? Can they make any other lines?
Have a look at what happens when you pull a reef knot and a granny knot tight. Which do you think is best for securing things together? Why?
Factors and Multiples game for an adult and child. How can you make sure you win this game?
Sara and Will were sorting some pictures of shapes on cards. "I'll collect the circles," said Sara. "I'll take the red ones," answered Will. Can you see any cards they would both want?
Using a loop of string stretched around three of your fingers, what different triangles can you make? Draw them and sort them into groups.
Can you lay out the pictures of the drinks in the way described by the clue cards?
This problem invites you to build 3D shapes using two different triangles. Can you make the shapes from the pictures?
Arrange your fences to make the largest rectangular space you can. Try with four fences, then five, then six etc.
This practical problem challenges you to make quadrilaterals with a loop of string. You'll need some friends to help!
How can you put five cereal packets together to make different shapes if you must put them face-to-face?
You'll need a collection of cups for this activity.
Have you ever noticed the patterns in car wheel trims? These questions will make you look at car wheels in a different way!
What do these two triangles have in common? How are they related?
Exploring and predicting folding, cutting and punching holes and making spirals.
Make a cube out of straws and have a go at this practical challenge.
Can you put these shapes in order of size? Start with the smallest.
For this activity which explores capacity, you will need to collect some bottles and jars.
In this activity focusing on capacity, you will need a collection of different jars and bottles.
Where can you put the mirror across the square so that you can still "see" the whole square? How many different positions are possible?
This practical activity involves measuring length/distance.
Ideas for practical ways of representing data such as Venn and Carroll diagrams.
An activity making various patterns with 2 x 1 rectangular tiles.
Are all the possible combinations of two shapes included in this set of 27 cards? How do you know?
You will need a long strip of paper for this task. Cut it into different lengths. How could you find out how long each piece is?
These practical challenges are all about making a 'tray' and covering it with paper.
Can you deduce the pattern that has been used to lay out these bottle tops?