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Rotations. Triangles. Symmetry. Compound transformations. Practical Activity. Logo. Reflections. Visualising. Pythagoras' theorem. Translations.

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### Notes on a Triangle

##### Age 11 to 14Challenge Level

Can you describe what happens in this film?

### Attractive Rotations

##### Age 11 to 14Challenge 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...

### Making Rectangles, Making Squares

##### Age 11 to 14Challenge Level

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

### Making Maths: Equilateral Triangle Folding

##### Age 7 to 14Challenge Level

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

### First Forward Into Logo 2: Polygons

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

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

### Constructing Triangles

##### Age 11 to 14Challenge Level

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

### Rolling Triangle

##### Age 11 to 14Challenge Level

The triangle ABC is equilateral. The arc AB has centre C, the arc BC has centre A and the arc CA has centre B. Explain how and why this shape can roll along between two parallel tracks.

### Drawing Celtic Knots

##### Age 11 to 14Challenge Level

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

### Paper Folding - Models of the Platonic Solids

##### Age 11 to 16

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

### Turning the Place Over

##### Age 11 to 18Challenge 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?

### 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.

### Making Maths: String and Circles

##### Age 7 to 14Challenge 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.

### Modular Origami Polyhedra

##### Age 7 to 16Challenge 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.

### 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. . . .

### Well Balanced

##### Age 5 to 18Challenge 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 5: Pen Up, Pen Down

##### Age 7 to 16Challenge Level

Learn about Pen Up and Pen Down in Logo

### Tangram Pictures

##### Age 5 to 14Challenge Level

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

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

##### Age 7 to 14Challenge 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: Make a Pendulum

##### Age 7 to 14Challenge 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?

### Which Solids Can We Make?

##### Age 11 to 14Challenge 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?

### 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 14Challenge Level

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

### Making Maths: Celtic Knot Tiles

##### Age 7 to 16Challenge Level

Make some celtic knot patterns using tiling techniques

### Making Maths: Clinometer

##### Age 11 to 14Challenge 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.

### Making Maths: Archimedes' Spiral

##### Age 7 to 14Challenge Level

Make a spiral mobile.

### Making Maths: Snake Pits

##### Age 5 to 14Challenge Level

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

### Sociable Cards

##### Age 11 to 14Challenge Level

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

### Tower of Hanoi

##### Age 11 to 14Challenge Level

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

### Cool as Ice

##### Age 11 to 16Challenge Level

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

### Nine Colours

##### Age 11 to 16Challenge Level

Can you use small coloured cubes to make a 3 by 3 by 3 cube so that each face of the bigger cube contains one of each colour?

### Straw Scaffold

##### Age 11 to 14Challenge Level

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

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

##### Age 11 to 18Challenge Level

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

### First Forward Into Logo 11: Sequences

##### Age 11 to 18Challenge Level

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

##### Age 7 to 14Challenge Level

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

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

##### Age 11 to 18Challenge Level

What happens when a procedure calls itself?

### First Forward Into Logo 9: Stars

##### Age 11 to 18Challenge Level

Turn through bigger angles and draw stars with Logo.

### Marbles

##### Age 11 to 14Challenge Level

I start with a red, a green and a blue marble. I can trade any of my marbles for two others, one of each colour. Can I end up with five more blue marbles than red after a number of such trades?

### Cunning Card Trick

##### Age 11 to 14Challenge Level

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

### Factors and Multiples Game

##### Age 7 to 16Challenge Level

A game in which players take it in turns to choose a number. Can you block your opponent?

### More Marbles

##### Age 11 to 14Challenge Level

I start with a red, a blue, a green and a yellow marble. I can trade any of my marbles for three others, one of each colour. Can I end up with exactly two marbles of each colour?

### Cubic Conundrum

##### Age 7 to 16Challenge Level

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

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

##### Age 11 to 18Challenge Level

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

### Making Maths: Double-sided Magic Square

##### Age 7 to 14Challenge Level

Make your own double-sided magic square. But can you complete both sides once you've made the pieces?

### Getting an Angle

##### Age 11 to 14Challenge Level

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

### Sea Defences

##### Age 7 to 14Challenge Level

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?

### Triangles to Tetrahedra

##### Age 11 to 14Challenge Level

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

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

##### Age 11 to 18Challenge Level

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