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Broad Topics > Thinking Mathematically > Visualising

### Inside Seven Squares

##### Age 7 to 11Challenge Level

What is the total area of the four outside triangles which are outlined in red in this arrangement of squares inside each other?

### Fred the Class Robot

##### Age 7 to 11Challenge Level

Billy's class had a robot called Fred who could draw with chalk held underneath him. What shapes did the pupils make Fred draw?

### Midpoint Triangle

##### Age 7 to 11Challenge Level

Can you cut up a square in the way shown and make the pieces into a triangle?

### Sponge Sections

##### Age 7 to 11Challenge 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.

### Hexagon Transformations

##### Age 7 to 11Challenge Level

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

### Folding Flowers 2

##### Age 7 to 11Challenge Level

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

### Triangular Faces

##### Age 7 to 11Challenge Level

This problem invites you to build 3D shapes using two different triangles. Can you make the shapes from the pictures?

### Folding Flowers 1

##### Age 7 to 11Challenge Level

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

### Making Maths: Rolypoly

##### Age 5 to 11Challenge Level

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

##### Age 7 to 11Challenge Level

This practical problem challenges you to make quadrilaterals with a loop of string. You'll need some friends to help!

### Regular Rings 1

##### Age 7 to 11Challenge 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?

### Part the Polygons

##### Age 7 to 11 ShortChallenge Level

Draw three straight lines to separate these shapes into four groups - each group must contain one of each shape.

### Reef and Granny

##### Age 7 to 11Challenge 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?

### Jomista Mat

##### Age 7 to 11Challenge Level

Looking at the picture of this Jomista Mat, can you decribe what you see? Why not try and make one yourself?

### A Square in a Circle

##### Age 7 to 11Challenge Level

What shape has Harry drawn on this clock face? Can you find its area? What is the largest number of square tiles that could cover this area?

### Two Squared

##### Age 7 to 11Challenge 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?

### Wrapping Presents

##### Age 7 to 11Challenge Level

Choose a box and work out the smallest rectangle of paper needed to wrap it so that it is completely covered.

### Move Those Halves

##### Age 7 to 11Challenge 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 ...

### Square to L

##### Age 7 to 11Challenge Level

Find a way to cut a 4 by 4 square into only two pieces, then rejoin the two pieces to make an L shape 6 units high.

### Three Squares

##### Age 5 to 11Challenge Level

What is the greatest number of squares you can make by overlapping three squares?

### Regular Rings 2

##### Age 7 to 11Challenge Level

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

### Putting Two and Two Together

##### Age 7 to 11Challenge Level

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?

### Folding, Cutting and Punching

##### Age 7 to 11Challenge Level

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

### Twice as Big?

##### Age 7 to 11Challenge Level

Investigate how the four L-shapes fit together to make an enlarged L-shape. You could explore this idea with other shapes too.

### Matchsticks

##### Age 7 to 11Challenge Level

Reasoning about the number of matches needed to build squares that share their sides.

### Construct-o-straws

##### Age 7 to 11Challenge Level

Make a cube out of straws and have a go at this practical challenge.

##### Age 7 to 11Challenge Level

How many DIFFERENT quadrilaterals can be made by joining the dots on the 8-point circle?

### Fractional Triangles

##### Age 7 to 11Challenge 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.

### Nine-pin Triangles

##### Age 7 to 11Challenge Level

How many different triangles can you make on a circular pegboard that has nine pegs?

### Diagrams

##### Age 7 to 11Challenge Level

A group activity using visualisation of squares and triangles.

### Square Surprise

##### Age 5 to 11Challenge Level

Why do you think that the red player chose that particular dot in this game of Seeing Squares?

### Pyramid Numbers

##### Age 7 to 11Challenge Level

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

### Square Corners

##### Age 7 to 11Challenge Level

What is the greatest number of counters you can place on the grid below without four of them lying at the corners of a square?

### Cuboid-in-a-box

##### Age 7 to 11Challenge Level

What is the smallest cuboid that you can put in this box so that you cannot fit another that's the same into it?

### World of Tan 1 - Granma T

##### Age 7 to 11Challenge Level

Can you fit the tangram pieces into the outline of Granma T?

### World of Tan 13 - A Storm in a Tea Cup

##### Age 7 to 11Challenge Level

Can you fit the tangram pieces into the outlines of the convex shapes?

### World of Tan 4 - Monday Morning

##### Age 7 to 11Challenge Level

Can you fit the tangram pieces into the outlines of Wai Ping, Wu Ming and Chi Wing?

### Seeing Squares

##### Age 5 to 11Challenge Level

Players take it in turns to choose a dot on the grid. The winner is the first to have four dots that can be joined to form a square.

### World of Tan 5 - Dragon

##### Age 7 to 11Challenge Level

Can you fit the tangram pieces into the outline of the dragon?

### The Development of Spatial and Geometric Thinking: the Importance of Instruction.

##### Age 5 to 11

This article looks at levels of geometric thinking and the types of activities required to develop this thinking.

### World of Tan 20 - Fractions

##### Age 7 to 11Challenge Level

Can you fit the tangram pieces into the outlines of the chairs?

### Put Yourself in a Box

##### Age 7 to 11Challenge Level

A game for 2 players. Given a board of dots in a grid pattern, players take turns drawing a line by connecting 2 adjacent dots. Your goal is to complete more squares than your opponent.

### World of Tan 12 - All in a Fluff

##### Age 7 to 11Challenge Level

Can you fit the tangram pieces into the outlines of the rabbits?

### Penta Play

##### Age 7 to 11Challenge Level

A shape and space game for 2, 3 or 4 players. Be the last person to be able to place a pentomino piece on the playing board.

### World of Tan 24 - Clocks

##### Age 7 to 11Challenge Level

Can you fit the tangram pieces into the outline of the clock?

### Endless Noughts and Crosses

##### Age 7 to 11Challenge Level

An extension of noughts and crosses in which the grid is enlarged and the length of the winning line can to altered to 3, 4 or 5.

### World of Tan 9 - Animals

##### Age 7 to 11Challenge Level

Can you fit the tangram pieces into the outlines of the camel and giraffe?

### World of Tan 28 - Concentrating on Coordinates

##### Age 7 to 11Challenge Level

Can you fit the tangram pieces into the outline of the playing piece?

### Framed

##### Age 11 to 14Challenge Level

Seven small rectangular pictures have one inch wide frames. The frames are removed and the pictures are fitted together like a jigsaw to make a rectangle of length 12 inches. Find the dimensions of. . . .

### Redblue

##### Age 7 to 11Challenge Level

Investigate the number of paths you can take from one vertex to another in these 3D shapes. Is it possible to take an odd number and an even number of paths to the same vertex?