# Resources tagged with: Practical Activity

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

### First Forward Into Logo 4: Circles

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

Learn how to draw circles using Logo. Wait a minute! Are they really circles? If not what are they?

### Making Maths: Clinometer

##### Age 11 to 14 Challenge Level:

You can use a clinometer to measure the height of tall things that you can't possibly reach to the top of, Make a clinometer and use it to help you estimate the heights of tall objects.

##### Age 11 to 18

Logo helps us to understand gradients of lines and why Muggles Magic is not magic but mathematics. See the problem Muggles magic.

### First Forward Into Logo 2: Polygons

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

This is the second in a twelve part introduction to Logo for beginners. In this part you learn to draw polygons.

### Sports Equipment

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

If these balls are put on a line with each ball touching the one in front and the one behind, which arrangement makes the shortest line of balls?

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

What shape and size of drinks mat is best for flipping and catching?

### Paper Folding - Models of the Platonic Solids

##### Age 11 to 16

A description of how to make the five Platonic solids out of paper.

### Making Maths: Make a Pendulum

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

Galileo, a famous inventor who lived about 400 years ago, came up with an idea similar to this for making a time measuring instrument. Can you turn your pendulum into an accurate minute timer?

### First Forward Into Logo 12: Puzzling Sums

##### Age 11 to 18 Challenge Level:

Can you puzzle out what sequences these Logo programs will give? Then write your own Logo programs to generate sequences.

### Making Maths: Archimedes' Spiral

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

Make a spiral mobile.

### Making Maths: Making a Tangram

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

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

### Making Maths: Make a Magic Circle

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

Make a mobius band and investigate its properties.

### Making Maths: Celtic Knot Tiles

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

Make some celtic knot patterns using tiling techniques

### First Forward Into Logo 11: Sequences

##### Age 11 to 18 Challenge Level:

This part introduces the use of Logo for number work. Learn how to use Logo to generate sequences of numbers.

### Making Maths: Walking Through a Playing Card?

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

It might seem impossible but it is possible. How can you cut a playing card to make a hole big enough to walk through?

### Making Maths: Be a Mathemagician

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

Surprise your friends with this magic square trick.

### Making Rectangles, Making Squares

##### Age 11 to 14 Challenge Level:

How many differently shaped rectangles can you build using these equilateral and isosceles triangles? Can you make a square?

### 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.

### First Forward Into Logo 8: More about Variables

##### Age 11 to 18 Challenge Level:

Write a Logo program, putting in variables, and see the effect when you change the variables.

### 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. . . .

### Plaited Origami Polyhedra

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

These models have appeared around the Centre for Mathematical Sciences. Perhaps you would like to try to make some similar models of your own.

### First Forward Into Logo 9: Stars

##### Age 11 to 18 Challenge Level:

Turn through bigger angles and draw stars with Logo.

### Making Maths: Equilateral Triangle Folding

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

Make an equilateral triangle by folding paper and use it to make patterns of your own.

### Making Maths: String and Circles

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

You could use just coloured pencils and paper to create this design, but it will be more eye-catching if you can get hold of hammer, nails and string.

### First Forward Into Logo 7: Angles of Polygons

##### Age 11 to 18 Challenge Level:

More Logo for beginners. Learn to calculate exterior angles and draw regular polygons using procedures and variables.

### First Forward Into Logo 5: Pen Up, Pen Down

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

Learn about Pen Up and Pen Down in Logo

### First Forward Into Logo 10: Count up - Count Down

##### Age 11 to 18 Challenge Level:

What happens when a procedure calls itself?

### Well Balanced

##### Age 5 to 18 Challenge Level:

Exploring balance and centres of mass can be great fun. The resulting structures can seem impossible. Here are some images to encourage you to experiment with non-breakable objects of your own.

### First Forward Into Logo 6: Variables and Procedures

##### Age 11 to 18 Challenge Level:

Learn to write procedures and build them into Logo programs. Learn to use variables.

### Fractions Jigsaw

##### Age 11 to 14 Challenge Level:

A jigsaw where pieces only go together if the fractions are equivalent.

### 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.

### Celtic Knotwork Patterns

##### Age 7 to 14

This article for pupils gives an introduction to Celtic knotwork patterns and a feel for how you can draw them.

### Whirling Fibonacci Squares

##### Age 11 to 16

Draw whirling squares and see how Fibonacci sequences and golden rectangles are connected.

### Straight to Curves

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

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

### 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?

### The Best Card Trick?

##### Age 11 to 16 Challenge Level:

Time for a little mathemagic! Choose any five cards from a pack and show four of them to your partner. How can they work out the fifth?

### 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?

### Gym Bag

##### Age 11 to 16 Challenge Level:

Can Jo make a gym bag for her trainers from the piece of fabric she has?

### A Patchwork Piece

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

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

### Turning the Place Over

##### Age 11 to 18 Challenge Level:

As part of Liverpool08 European Capital of Culture there were a huge number of events and displays. One of the art installations was called "Turning the Place Over". Can you find our how it works?

### Jig Shapes

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

Can you each work out what shape you have part of on your card? What will the rest of it look like?

### Drawing Celtic Knots

##### Age 11 to 14 Challenge Level:

Here is a chance to create some Celtic knots and explore the mathematics behind them.

### 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?

### Witch's Hat

##### Age 11 to 16 Challenge Level:

What shapes should Elly cut out to make a witch's hat? How can she make a taller hat?

### 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!

### 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: Triangular Ball

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

Make a ball from triangles!

### Cubic Conundrum

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

Which of the following cubes can be made from these nets?