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A cheap and simple toy with lots of mathematics. Can you interpret the images that are produced? Can you predict the pattern that will be produced using different wheels?

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See if you can anticipate successive 'generations' of the two animals shown here.

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ABCDEFGH is a 3 by 3 by 3 cube. Point P is 1/3 along AB (that is AP : PB = 1 : 2), point Q is 1/3 along GH and point R is 1/3 along ED. What is the area of the triangle PQR?

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Can you work out how these polygon pictures were drawn, and use that to figure out their angles?

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A rectangular field has two posts with a ring on top of each post. There are two quarrelsome goats and plenty of ropes which you can tie to their collars. How can you secure them so they can't. . . .

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Given a 2 by 2 by 2 skeletal cube with one route `down' the cube. How many routes are there from A to B?

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The image in this problem is part of a piece of equipment found in the playground of a school. How would you describe it to someone over the phone?

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Use a single sheet of A4 paper and make a cylinder having the greatest possible volume. The cylinder must be closed off by a circle at each end.

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A circle rolls around the outside edge of a square so that its circumference always touches the edge of the square. Can you describe the locus of the centre of the circle?

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An irregular tetrahedron is composed of four different triangles. Can such a tetrahedron be constructed where the side lengths are 4, 5, 6, 7, 8 and 9 units of length?

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

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Draw all the possible distinct triangles on a 4 x 4 dotty grid. Convince me that you have all possible triangles.

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

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Triangles are formed by joining the vertices of a skeletal cube. How many different types of triangle are there? How many triangles altogether?

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Show that among the interior angles of a convex polygon there cannot be more than three acute angles.

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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!

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Semi-regular tessellations combine two or more different regular polygons to fill the plane. Can you find all the semi-regular tessellations?

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Join pentagons together edge to edge. Will they form a ring?

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A half-cube is cut into two pieces by a plane through the long diagonal and at right angles to it. Can you draw a net of these pieces? Are they identical?

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The diagram shows a very heavy kitchen cabinet. It cannot be lifted but it can be pivoted around a corner. The task is to move it, without sliding, in a series of turns about the corners so that it. . . .

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

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Imagine an infinitely large sheet of square dotty paper on which you can draw triangles of any size you wish (providing each vertex is on a dot). What areas is it/is it not possible to draw?

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ABCD is a regular tetrahedron and the points P, Q, R and S are the midpoints of the edges AB, BD, CD and CA. Prove that PQRS is a square.

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If you move the tiles around, can you make squares with different coloured edges?

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Find all the ways to cut out a 'net' of six squares that can be folded into a cube.

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These points all mark the vertices (corners) of ten hidden squares. Can you find the 10 hidden squares?

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How many winning lines can you make in a three-dimensional version of noughts and crosses?

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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?

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What is the shape of wrapping paper that you would need to completely wrap this model?

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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.

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

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

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Points P, Q, R and S each divide the sides AB, BC, CD and DA respectively in the ratio of 2 : 1. Join the points. What is the area of the parallelogram PQRS in relation to the original rectangle?

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Draw some isosceles triangles with an area of $9$cm$^2$ and a vertex at (20,20). If all the vertices must have whole number coordinates, how many is it possible to draw?

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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 ...

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How could Penny, Tom and Matthew work out how many chocolates there are in different sized boxes?

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This task depends on groups working collaboratively, discussing and reasoning to agree a final product.

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What can you see? What do you notice? What questions can you ask?

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This problem is about investigating whether it is possible to start at one vertex of a platonic solid and visit every other vertex once only returning to the vertex you started at.

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Explore the area of families of parallelograms and triangles. Can you find rules to work out the areas?

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On the graph there are 28 marked points. These points all mark the vertices (corners) of eight hidden squares. Can you find the eight hidden squares?

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A huge wheel is rolling past your window. What do you see?

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If you can copy a network without lifting your pen off the paper and without drawing any line twice, then it is traversable. Decide which of these diagrams are traversable.

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Is it possible to remove ten unit cubes from a 3 by 3 by 3 cube so that the surface area of the remaining solid is the same as the surface area of the original?

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What is the minimum number of squares a 13 by 13 square can be dissected into?

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The whole set of tiles is used to make a square. This has a green and blue border. There are no green or blue tiles anywhere in the square except on this border. How many tiles are there in the set?

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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. . . .

Start with a large square, join the midpoints of its sides, you'll see four right angled triangles. Remove these triangles, a second square is left. Repeat the operation. What happens?