In this activity focusing on capacity, you will need a collection of different jars and bottles.
For this activity which explores capacity, you will need to collect some bottles and jars.
You'll need a collection of cups for this activity.
We have a box of cubes, triangular prisms, cones, cuboids, cylinders and tetrahedrons. Which of the buildings would fall down if we tried to make them?
Using a loop of string stretched around three of your fingers, what different triangles can you make? Draw them and sort them into groups.
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?
Can you see which tile is the odd one out in this design? Using the basic tile, can you make a repeating pattern to decorate our wall?
Can you make five differently sized squares from the tangram pieces?
Make a chair and table out of interlocking cubes, making sure that the chair fits under the table!
This practical activity challenges you to create symmetrical designs by cutting a square into strips.
Follow these instructions to make a five-pointed snowflake from a square of paper.
Did you know mazes tell stories? Find out more about mazes and make one of your own.
Can you describe a piece of paper clearly enough for your partner to know which piece it is?
It's hard to make a snowflake with six perfect lines of symmetry, but it's fun to try!
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?
Make a flower design using the same shape made out of different sizes of paper.
Can you work out what shape is made when this piece of paper is folded up using the crease pattern shown?
Have a go at making a few of these shapes from paper in different sizes. What patterns can you create?
Can you lay out the pictures of the drinks in the way described by the clue cards?
This project challenges you to work out the number of cubes hidden under a cloth. What questions would you like to ask?
Arrange your fences to make the largest rectangular space you can. Try with four fences, then five, then six etc.
The challenge for you is to make a string of six (or more!) graded cubes.
Cut a square of paper into three pieces as shown. Now,can you use the 3 pieces to make a large triangle, a parallelogram and the square again?
Can you make a rectangle with just 2 dominoes? What about 3, 4, 5, 6, 7...?
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?
Make a cube out of straws and have a go at this practical challenge.
How can you make a curve from straight strips of paper?
Use the lines on this figure to show how the square can be divided into 2 halves, 3 thirds, 6 sixths and 9 ninths.
Ideas for practical ways of representing data such as Venn and Carroll diagrams.
This is a simple paper-folding activity that gives an intriguing result which you can then investigate further.
Here are some ideas to try in the classroom for using counters to investigate number patterns.
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?
Kaia is sure that her father has worn a particular tie twice a week in at least five of the last ten weeks, but her father disagrees. Who do you think is right?
Looking at the picture of this Jomista Mat, can you decribe what you see? Why not try and make one yourself?
This practical problem challenges you to create shapes and patterns with two different types of triangle. You could even try overlapping them.
Watch this "Notes on a Triangle" film. Can you recreate parts of the film using cut-out triangles?
Can you recreate this Indian screen pattern? Can you make up similar patterns of your own?
Have a go at drawing these stars which use six points drawn around a circle. Perhaps you can create your own designs?
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?
Exploring and predicting folding, cutting and punching holes and making spirals.
Paint a stripe on a cardboard roll. Can you predict what will happen when it is rolled across a sheet of paper?
Have you ever noticed the patterns in car wheel trims? These questions will make you look at car wheels in a different way!
This practical activity involves measuring length/distance.
This problem invites you to build 3D shapes using two different triangles. Can you make the shapes from the pictures?
Can you deduce the pattern that has been used to lay out these bottle tops?
Can you put these shapes in order of size? Start with the smallest.
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?
A brief video looking at how you can sometimes use symmetry to distinguish knots. Can you use this idea to investigate the differences between the granny knot and the reef knot?
Can you visualise what shape this piece of paper will make when it is folded?
For this task, you'll need an A4 sheet and two A5 transparent sheets. Decide on a way of arranging the A5 sheets on top of the A4 sheet and explore ...