Can you lay out the pictures of the drinks in the way described by the clue cards?
Can you each work out what shape you have part of on your card? What will the rest of it look like?
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.
In this activity focusing on capacity, you will need a collection of different jars and bottles.
The challenge for you is to make a string of six (or more!) graded cubes.
How can you make a curve from straight strips of paper?
Did you know mazes tell stories? Find out more about mazes and make one of your own.
Follow these instructions to make a five-pointed snowflake from a square of paper.
Can you describe a piece of paper clearly enough for your partner to know which piece it is?
This is a simple paper-folding activity that gives an intriguing result which you can then investigate further.
Surprise your friends with this magic square trick.
Have you noticed that triangles are used in manmade structures? Perhaps there is a good reason for this? 'Test a Triangle' and see how rigid triangles are.
Make a mobius band and investigate its properties.
Follow these instructions to make a three-piece and/or seven-piece tangram.
Watch the video to see how to fold a square of paper to create a flower. What fraction of the piece of paper is the small triangle?
Using these kite and dart templates, you could try to recreate part of Penrose's famous tessellation or design one yourself.
Make a ball from triangles!
This practical activity challenges you to create symmetrical designs by cutting a square into strips.
Follow the diagrams to make this patchwork piece, based on an octagon in a square.
Have a go at drawing these stars which use six points drawn around a circle. Perhaps you can create your own designs?
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?
Move four sticks so there are exactly four triangles.
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?
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?
This project challenges you to work out the number of cubes hidden under a cloth. What questions would you like to ask?
Ideas for practical ways of representing data such as Venn and Carroll diagrams.
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?
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 split each of the shapes below in half so that the two parts are exactly the same?
Make a chair and table out of interlocking cubes, making sure that the chair fits under the table!
Make a cube with three strips of paper. Colour three faces or use the numbers 1 to 6 to make a die.
It's hard to make a snowflake with six perfect lines of symmetry, but it's fun to try!
Arrange your fences to make the largest rectangular space you can. Try with four fences, then five, then six etc.
What shapes can you make by folding an A4 piece of paper?
What is the smallest cuboid that you can put in this box so that you cannot fit another that's the same into it?
Here are some ideas to try in the classroom for using counters to investigate number patterns.
We went to the cinema and decided to buy some bags of popcorn so we asked about the prices. Investigate how much popcorn each bag holds so find out which we might have bought.
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?
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?
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?
This practical activity involves measuring length/distance.
Can you make a rectangle with just 2 dominoes? What about 3, 4, 5, 6, 7...?
Have you ever tried tessellating capital letters? Have a look at these examples and then try some for yourself.
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?
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 make five differently sized squares from the tangram pieces?