The challenge for you is to make a string of six (or more!) graded cubes.
Make a cube with three strips of paper. Colour three faces or use the numbers 1 to 6 to make a die.
Make a ball from triangles!
Here are some ideas to try in the classroom for using counters to investigate number patterns.
Using these kite and dart templates, you could try to recreate part of Penrose's famous tessellation or design one yourself.
How can you make a curve from straight strips of paper?
This is a simple paper-folding activity that gives an intriguing result which you can then investigate further.
It's hard to make a snowflake with six perfect lines of symmetry, but it's fun to try!
Follow the diagrams to make this patchwork piece, based on an octagon in a square.
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?
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?
Have a go at drawing these stars which use six points drawn around a circle. Perhaps you can create your own designs?
Follow these instructions to make a three-piece and/or seven-piece tangram.
Did you know mazes tell stories? Find out more about mazes and make one of your own.
Make a mobius band and investigate its properties.
This practical activity involves measuring length/distance.
What shapes can you make by folding an A4 piece of paper?
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.
Ideas for practical ways of representing data such as Venn and Carroll diagrams.
Follow these instructions to make a five-pointed snowflake from a square of paper.
Arrange your fences to make the largest rectangular space you can. Try with four fences, then five, then six etc.
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?
Surprise your friends with this magic square trick.
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 recreate this Indian screen pattern? Can you make up similar patterns of your own?
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.
What is the smallest cuboid that you can put in this box so that you cannot fit another that's the same into it?
How do you know if your set of dominoes is complete?
Make a flower design using the same shape made out of different sizes of paper.
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?
Paint a stripe on a cardboard roll. Can you predict what will happen when it is rolled across a sheet of paper?
Can you visualise what shape this piece of paper will make when it is folded?
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?
How many different cuboids can you make when you use four CDs or DVDs? How about using five, then six?
Let's say you can only use two different lengths - 2 units and 4 units. Using just these 2 lengths as the edges how many different cuboids can you make?
Take a counter and surround it by a ring of other counters that MUST touch two others. How many are needed?
What shape is made when you fold using this crease pattern? Can you make a ring design?
Can you deduce the pattern that has been used to lay out these bottle tops?
This practical problem challenges you to create shapes and patterns with two different types of triangle. You could even try overlapping them.
Looking at the picture of this Jomista Mat, can you decribe what you see? Why not try and make one yourself?
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?
Can you make the most extraordinary, the most amazing, the most unusual patterns/designs from these triangles which are made in a special way?
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?
Imagine you have an unlimited number of four types of triangle. How many different tetrahedra can you make?
This problem invites you to build 3D shapes using two different triangles. Can you make the shapes from the pictures?
Can you make the birds from the egg tangram?
These squares have been made from Cuisenaire rods. Can you describe the pattern? What would the next square look like?
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?
How can you put five cereal packets together to make different shapes if you must put them face-to-face?
What do these two triangles have in common? How are they related?