# Resources tagged with: Practical Activity

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### Straight to Curves

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

How can you make a curve from straight strips of paper?

### Making Maths: Be a Mathemagician

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

Surprise your friends with this magic square trick.

### Making Maths: A-maze-ing

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

Did you know mazes tell stories? Find out more about mazes and make one of your own.

### Paper Curves

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

This is a simple paper-folding activity that gives an intriguing result which you can then investigate further.

### Making Maths: Making a Tangram

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

Follow these instructions to make a three-piece and/or seven-piece tangram.

### This Fencing

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

Arrange your fences to make the largest rectangular space you can. Try with four fences, then five, then six etc.

### Making Maths: Make a Magic Circle

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

Make a mobius band and investigate its properties.

### Making Maths: Triangular Ball

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

Make a ball from triangles!

### Making Maths: Kites and Darts

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

Using these kite and dart templates, you could try to recreate part of Penrose's famous tessellation or design one yourself.

### A Patchwork Piece

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

Follow the diagrams to make this patchwork piece, based on an octagon in a square.

### Making Maths: Stars

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

Have a go at drawing these stars which use six points drawn around a circle. Perhaps you can create your own designs?

### Bryony's Triangle

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

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?

### Hoops/rope

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

Ideas for practical ways of representing data such as Venn and Carroll diagrams.

### Making Maths: Test the Strength of a Triangle

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

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.

### Making Maths: Five-point Snowflake

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

Follow these instructions to make a five-pointed snowflake from a square of paper.

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

Make a cube with three strips of paper. Colour three faces or use the numbers 1 to 6 to make a die.

### Making Maths: Snowflakes

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

It's hard to make a snowflake with six perfect lines of symmetry, but it's fun to try!

### Car Journey

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

This practical activity involves measuring length/distance.

### Two Squared

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

What happens to the area of a square if you double the length of the sides? Try the same thing with rectangles, diamonds and other shapes. How do the four smaller ones fit into the larger one?

### Happy Halving

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

Can you split each of the shapes below in half so that the two parts are exactly the same?

### Chairs and Tables

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

Make a chair and table out of interlocking cubes, making sure that the chair fits under the table!

### Regular Rings 2

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

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

### Making Maths: Snake Pits

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

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

### Regular Rings 1

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

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?

### Folding Flowers 2

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

Make a flower design using the same shape made out of different sizes of paper.

### Pyramid Numbers

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

What are the next three numbers in this sequence? Can you explain why are they called pyramid numbers?

### Folding Flowers 1

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

Can you visualise what shape this piece of paper will make when it is folded?

### 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?

### Back to the Practical?

##### Age 7 to 14

In this article for teachers, Bernard uses some problems to suggest that once a numerical pattern has been spotted from a practical starting point, going back to the practical can help explain. . . .

### Tangram Pictures

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

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

### Making Maths: Rolypoly

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

Paint a stripe on a cardboard roll. Can you predict what will happen when it is rolled across a sheet of paper?

### 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?

### Move Those Halves

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

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 ...

### How Many?

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

This project challenges you to work out the number of cubes hidden under a cloth. What questions would you like to ask?

### Folding, Cutting and Punching

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

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

### Hexagon Transformations

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

Can you cut a regular hexagon into two pieces to make a parallelogram? Try cutting it into three pieces to make a rhombus!

### Thirsty?

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

Can you lay out the pictures of the drinks in the way described by the clue cards?

### Six to Four

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

Move four sticks so there are exactly four triangles.

### 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?

### Bottles (2)

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

In this activity focusing on capacity, you will need a collection of different jars and bottles.

### Bottles (1)

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

For this activity which explores capacity, you will need to collect some bottles and jars.

### Fencing

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

Arrange your fences to make the largest rectangular space you can. Try with four fences, then five, then six etc.

### Reef and Granny

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

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?

### Compare the Cups

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

You'll need a collection of cups for this activity.

### 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.

### Sponge Sections

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

You have been given three shapes made out of sponge: a sphere, a cylinder and a cone. Your challenge is to find out how to cut them to make different shapes for printing.

### 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?

### Fractional Triangles

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

Use the lines on this figure to show how the square can be divided into 2 halves, 3 thirds, 6 sixths and 9 ninths.