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Hexagon Transformations

Age 7 to 11
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Can you cut a regular hexagon into two pieces to make a parallelogram? Try cutting it into three pieces to make a rhombus!

Regular Rings 2

Age 7 to 11
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What shape is made when you fold using this crease pattern? Can you make a ring design?

Stringy Quads

Age 7 to 11
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This practical problem challenges you to make quadrilaterals with a loop of string. You'll need some friends to help!

Folding Flowers 1

Age 7 to 11
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Can you visualise what shape this piece of paper will make when it is folded?

Sponge Sections

Age 7 to 11
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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.

Overlapping Again

Age 7 to 11
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What shape is the overlap when you slide one of these shapes half way across another? Can you picture it in your head? Use the interactivity to check your visualisation.

Midpoint Triangle

Age 7 to 11
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Can you cut up a square in the way shown and make the pieces into a triangle?

Jomista Mat

Age 7 to 11
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Looking at the picture of this Jomista Mat, can you decribe what you see? Why not try and make one yourself?

Fractional Triangles

Age 7 to 11
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Use the lines on this figure to show how the square can be divided into 2 halves, 3 thirds, 6 sixths and 9 ninths.

Construct-o-straws

Age 7 to 11
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Make a cube out of straws and have a go at this practical challenge.

Reef and Granny

Age 7 to 11
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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?

Matchsticks

Age 7 to 11
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Reasoning about the number of matches needed to build squares that share their sides.

Pyramid Numbers

Age 7 to 11
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What are the next three numbers in this sequence? Can you explain why are they called pyramid numbers?

Triangular Faces

Age 7 to 11
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This problem invites you to build 3D shapes using two different triangles. Can you make the shapes from the pictures?

Regular Rings 1

Age 7 to 11
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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?

Folding, Cutting and Punching

Age 7 to 11
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Exploring and predicting folding, cutting and punching holes and making spirals.

Move Those Halves

Age 7 to 11
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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 ...

Making Maths: Rolypoly

Age 5 to 11
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Paint a stripe on a cardboard roll. Can you predict what will happen when it is rolled across a sheet of paper?

Part the Polygons

Age 7 to 11 Short
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Draw three straight lines to separate these shapes into four groups - each group must contain one of each shape.

Folding Flowers 2

Age 7 to 11
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Make a flower design using the same shape made out of different sizes of paper.

Wrapping Presents

Age 7 to 11
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Choose a box and work out the smallest rectangle of paper needed to wrap it so that it is completely covered.

Square Surprise

Age 5 to 11
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Why do you think that the red player chose that particular dot in this game of Seeing Squares?

More Building with Cubes

Age 7 to 11
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Here are more buildings to picture in your mind's eye. Watch out - they become quite complicated!

Green Cube, Yellow Cube

Age 7 to 11
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How can you paint the faces of these eight cubes so they can be put together to make a 2 x 2 x 2 cube that is green all over AND a 2 x 2 x 2 cube that is yellow all over?

Dicey

Age 7 to 11
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A game has a special dice with a colour spot on each face. These three pictures show different views of the same dice. What colour is opposite blue?

Let Us Reflect

Age 7 to 11
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Where can you put the mirror across the square so that you can still "see" the whole square? How many different positions are possible?

Purposeful Paper Folding

Age 5 to 11

In this article for primary teachers, Fran describes her passion for paper folding as a springboard for mathematics.

A Square in a Circle

Age 7 to 11
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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?

Holes

Age 5 to 11
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I've made some cubes and some cubes with holes in. This challenge invites you to explore the difference in the number of small cubes I've used. Can you see any patterns?

Little Boxes

Age 7 to 11
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How many different cuboids can you make when you use four CDs or DVDs? How about using five, then six?

Fred the Class Robot

Age 7 to 11
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Billy's class had a robot called Fred who could draw with chalk held underneath him. What shapes did the pupils make Fred draw?

Diagrams

Age 7 to 11
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A group activity using visualisation of squares and triangles.

A Puzzling Cube

Age 7 to 11
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Here are the six faces of a cube - in no particular order. Here are three views of the cube. Can you deduce where the faces are in relation to each other and record them on the net of this cube?

Painted Faces

Age 7 to 11
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Imagine a 3 by 3 by 3 cube made of 9 small cubes. Each face of the large cube is painted a different colour. How many small cubes will have two painted faces? Where are they?

Music to My Ears

Age 7 to 11
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Can you predict when you'll be clapping and when you'll be clicking if you start this rhythm? How about when a friend begins a new rhythm at the same time?

Two Squared

Age 7 to 11
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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?

Cube Drilling

Age 7 to 11
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Imagine a 4 by 4 by 4 cube. If you and a friend drill holes in some of the small cubes in the ways described, how many will not have holes drilled through them?

Tetrahedron Faces

Age 7 to 11
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One face of a regular tetrahedron is painted blue and each of the remaining faces are painted using one of the colours red, green or yellow. How many different possibilities are there?

Cuboid-in-a-box

Age 7 to 11
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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 17 - Weather

Age 7 to 11
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Can you fit the tangram pieces into the outline of the house?

World of Tan 19 - A Circular Problem

Age 7 to 11
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Can you fit the tangram pieces into the outline of this teacup?

World of Tan 10 - Butterflies

Age 7 to 11
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Can you fit the tangram pieces into the outline of the butterfly?

How Would We Count?

Age 5 to 11
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An activity centred around observations of dots and how we visualise number arrangement patterns.

Constructing Triangles

Age 11 to 14
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Generate three random numbers to determine the side lengths of a triangle. What triangles can you draw?

World of Tan 16 - Time Flies

Age 7 to 11
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Can you fit the tangram pieces into the outline of the candle?

Putting Two and Two Together

Age 7 to 11
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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?

World of Tan 11 - the Past, Present and Future

Age 7 to 11
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Can you fit the tangram pieces into the outlines of the telescope and microscope?

World of Tan 29 - the Telephone

Age 7 to 11
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Can you fit the tangram pieces into the outline of the telephone?

World of Tan 8 - Sports Car

Age 7 to 11
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Can you fit the tangram pieces into the outline of the sports car?

Redblue

Age 7 to 11
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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?