# Resources tagged with: Practical Activity

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

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

What happens when a procedure calls itself?

### 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.

### 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.

### 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.

### 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 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.

### First Forward Into Logo 9: Stars

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

Turn through bigger angles and draw stars with Logo.

### 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 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.

### 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?

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

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

### Plaiting and Braiding

##### 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.

### 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. . . .

### Making Maths: Celtic Knot Tiles

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

Make some celtic knot patterns using tiling techniques

### Making Maths: Snake Pits

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

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

### Making Maths: Archimedes' Spiral

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

Make a spiral mobile.

### 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.

### 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: 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.

### Modular 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.

### 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.

### Which Solids Can We Make?

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

Interior angles can help us to work out which polygons will tessellate. Can we use similar ideas to predict which polygons combine to create semi-regular solids?

### Gym Bag

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

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

### 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?

### 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.

### Fractions Jigsaw

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

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

### 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?

### 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: 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.

### 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?

### Straw Scaffold

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

Build a scaffold out of drinking-straws to support a cup of water

### Paper Folding - Models of the Platonic Solids

##### Age 11 to 16

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

### Cool as Ice

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

Design and construct a prototype intercooler which will satisfy agreed quality control constraints.

### Sociable Cards

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

Move your counters through this snake of cards and see how far you can go. Are you surprised by where you end up?

### Getting an Angle

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

How can you make an angle of 60 degrees by folding a sheet of paper twice?

### Make Your Own Pencil Case

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

What shape would fit your pens and pencils best? How can you make it?

### Attractive Rotations

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

Here is a chance to create some attractive images by rotating shapes through multiples of 90 degrees, or 30 degrees, or 72 degrees or...

### Triangles to Tetrahedra

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

Imagine you have an unlimited number of four types of triangle. How many different tetrahedra can you make?

### Cunning Card Trick

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

Delight your friends with this cunning trick! Can you explain how it works?

### Drawing Celtic Knots

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

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

### Constructing Triangles

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

Generate three random numbers to determine the side lengths of a triangle. What triangles can you draw?

### Notes on a Triangle

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

Can you describe what happens in this film?

### 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?

### 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?

### Tower of Hanoi

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

The Tower of Hanoi is an ancient mathematical challenge. Working on the building blocks may help you to explain the patterns you notice.

### Amazing Card Trick

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

How is it possible to predict the card?

### Factors and Multiples Puzzle

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

Using your knowledge of the properties of numbers, can you fill all the squares on the board?