# Resources tagged with: Practical Activity

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Broad Topics > Using, Applying and Reasoning about Mathematics > Practical Activity

### Making Maths: Happy Families

##### Age 5 to 11 Challenge Level:

Here is a version of the game 'Happy Families' for you to make and play.

### Making Maths: Double-sided Magic Square

##### Age 7 to 14 Challenge Level:

Make your own double-sided magic square. But can you complete both sides once you've made the pieces?

### Making Maths: Birds from an Egg

##### Age 7 to 11 Challenge Level:

Can you make the birds from the egg tangram?

### Seven Flipped

##### Age 7 to 11 Challenge Level:

Investigate the smallest number of moves it takes to turn these mats upside-down if you can only turn exactly three at a time.

### Dienes' Logiblocs

##### Age 5 to 7 Challenge Level:

This problem focuses on Dienes' Logiblocs. What is the same and what is different about these pairs of shapes? Can you describe the shapes in the picture?

### Creating Cubes

##### Age 7 to 11 Challenge Level:

Arrange 9 red cubes, 9 blue cubes and 9 yellow cubes into a large 3 by 3 cube. No row or column of cubes must contain two cubes of the same colour.

### Making Sticks

##### Age 5 to 7 Challenge Level:

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?

### Shaping Up

##### Age 7 to 11 Challenge Level:

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

### Making Maths: Snake Pits

##### Age 5 to 14 Challenge Level:

A game to make and play based on the number line.

### Map Folding

##### Age 7 to 11 Challenge Level:

Take a rectangle of paper and fold it in half, and half again, to make four smaller rectangles. How many different ways can you fold it up?

### Factors and Multiples Game for Two

##### Age 7 to 14 Challenge Level:

Factors and Multiples game for an adult and child. How can you make sure you win this game?

### Cover the Tray

##### Age 7 to 11 Challenge Level:

These practical challenges are all about making a 'tray' and covering it with paper.

### Tangram Pictures

##### Age 5 to 14 Challenge Level:

Use the tangram pieces to make our pictures, or to design some of your own!

### Cuisenaire Rods

##### Age 7 to 11 Challenge Level:

These squares have been made from Cuisenaire rods. Can you describe the pattern? What would the next square look like?

### Order the Changes

##### Age 7 to 11 Challenge Level:

Can you order pictures of the development of a frog from frogspawn and of a bean seed growing into a plant?

### Four Colours

##### Age 5 to 11 Challenge Level:

Kate has eight multilink cubes. She has two red ones, two yellow, two green and two blue. She wants to fit them together to make a cube so that each colour shows on each face just once.

### Square Corners

##### Age 7 to 11 Challenge Level:

What is the greatest number of counters you can place on the grid below without four of them lying at the corners of a square?

### Little Boxes

##### Age 7 to 11 Challenge Level:

How many different cuboids can you make when you use four CDs or DVDs? How about using five, then six?

### Two on Five

##### Age 5 to 11 Challenge Level:

Take 5 cubes of one colour and 2 of another colour. How many different ways can you join them if the 5 must touch the table and the 2 must not touch the table?

### Sticks and Triangles

##### Age 7 to 11 Challenge Level:

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?

### It's a Tie

##### Age 7 to 11 Challenge Level:

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?

### Sea Defences

##### Age 7 to 14 Challenge Level:

These are pictures of the sea defences at New Brighton. Can you work out what a basic shape might be in both images of the sea wall and work out a way they might fit together?

### Three Sets of Cubes, Two Surfaces

##### Age 7 to 11 Challenge Level:

How many models can you find which obey these rules?

### A City of Towers

##### Age 5 to 7 Challenge Level:

In this town, houses are built with one room for each person. There are some families of seven people living in the town. In how many different ways can they build their houses?

### Pairs of Numbers

##### Age 5 to 7 Challenge Level:

If you have ten counters numbered 1 to 10, how many can you put into pairs that add to 10? Which ones do you have to leave out? Why?

### Two by One

##### Age 7 to 11 Challenge Level:

An activity making various patterns with 2 x 1 rectangular tiles.

### Tricky Triangles

##### Age 5 to 7 Challenge Level:

Use the three triangles to fill these outline shapes. Perhaps you can create some of your own shapes for a friend to fill?

### Cereal Packets

##### Age 7 to 11 Challenge Level:

How can you put five cereal packets together to make different shapes if you must put them face-to-face?

### Building Patterns

##### Age 7 to 11 Challenge Level:

Can you deduce the pattern that has been used to lay out these bottle tops?

### 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?

### 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?

### Dice Stairs

##### Age 7 to 11 Challenge Level:

Can you make dice stairs using the rules stated? How do you know you have all the possible stairs?

### Two-digit Targets

##### Age 5 to 7 Challenge Level:

You have a set of the digits from 0 – 9. Can you arrange these in the five boxes to make two-digit numbers as close to the targets as possible?

### Egyptian Rope

##### Age 7 to 11 Challenge Level:

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?

### Putting Two and Two Together

##### Age 7 to 11 Challenge Level:

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?

### 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?

### Factors and Multiples Game

##### Age 7 to 16 Challenge Level:

A game in which players take it in turns to choose a number. Can you block your opponent?

### 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.

### Tangram Tangle

##### Age 5 to 7 Challenge Level:

If you split the square into these two pieces, it is possible to fit the pieces together again to make a new shape. How many new shapes can you make?

### 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?

### Clapping Times

##### Age 5 to 7 Challenge Level:

If you count from 1 to 20 and clap more loudly on the numbers in the two times table, as well as saying those numbers loudly, which numbers will be loud?

### Square Tangram

##### Age 7 to 11 Challenge Level:

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?

### Three Squares

##### Age 5 to 11 Challenge Level:

What is the greatest number of squares you can make by overlapping three squares?

### Cuboid-in-a-box

##### Age 7 to 11 Challenge Level:

What is the smallest cuboid that you can put in this box so that you cannot fit another that's the same into it?

### Counting Counters

##### Age 7 to 11 Challenge Level:

Take a counter and surround it by a ring of other counters that MUST touch two others. How many are needed?

### Triangle Relations

##### Age 7 to 11 Challenge Level:

What do these two triangles have in common? How are they related?

### 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?

### Folding, Cutting and Punching

##### Age 7 to 11 Challenge Level:

Exploring and predicting folding, cutting and punching holes and making spirals.

### 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?

### Construct-o-straws

##### Age 7 to 11 Challenge Level:

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