# Resources tagged with: Visualising

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Broad Topics > Thinking Mathematically > Visualising

### 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?

### 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?

### 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.

### Three Squares

##### Age 5 to 11Challenge Level

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

### 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.

### 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?

### 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!

### Diagrams

##### Age 7 to 11Challenge Level

A group activity using visualisation of squares and triangles.

### 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?

### 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?

### Folding Flowers 2

##### Age 7 to 11Challenge Level

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

### 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!

### 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?

### 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?

### Midpoint Triangle

##### Age 7 to 11Challenge Level

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

### 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?

### 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.

### World of Tan 25 - Pentominoes

##### Age 7 to 11Challenge Level

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

### 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 24 - Clocks

##### Age 7 to 11Challenge Level

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

### 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 28 - Concentrating on Coordinates

##### Age 7 to 11Challenge Level

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

### 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.

### 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.

### 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.

### World of Tan 18 - Soup

##### Age 7 to 11Challenge Level

Can you fit the tangram pieces into the outlines of Mah Ling and Chi Wing?

### Matchsticks

##### Age 7 to 11Challenge Level

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

### World of Tan 21 - Almost There Now

##### Age 7 to 11Challenge Level

Can you fit the tangram pieces into the outlines of the lobster, yacht and cyclist?

### 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?

### Construct-o-straws

##### Age 7 to 11Challenge Level

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

### 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. . . .

### 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.

### 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?

### World of Tan 3 - Mah Ling

##### Age 7 to 11Challenge Level

Can you fit the tangram pieces into the outline of Mah Ling?

### World of Tan 7 - Golden Goose

##### Age 7 to 11Challenge Level

Can you fit the tangram pieces into the outline of the plaque design?

### World of Tan 6 - Junk

##### Age 7 to 11Challenge Level

Can you fit the tangram pieces into the silhouette of the junk?

### 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 15 - Millennia

##### Age 7 to 11Challenge Level

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

### Constructing Triangles

##### Age 11 to 14Challenge Level

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

### World of Tan 14 - Celebrations

##### Age 7 to 11Challenge Level

Can you fit the tangram pieces into the outlines of Little Ming and Little Fung dancing?

### World of Tan 2 - Little Ming

##### Age 7 to 11Challenge Level

Can you fit the tangram pieces into the outline of Little Ming?

### Tangram Browser

##### Age 7 to 11

Explore our selection of interactive tangrams. Can you use the tangram pieces to re-create each picture?

### World of Tan 27 - Sharing

##### Age 7 to 11Challenge Level

Can you fit the tangram pieces into the outline of Little Fung at the table?

### World of Tan 11 - the Past, Present and Future

##### Age 7 to 11Challenge Level

Can you fit the tangram pieces into the outlines of the telescope and microscope?

### World of Tan 8 - Sports Car

##### Age 7 to 11Challenge Level

Can you fit the tangram pieces into the outline of the sports car?

### World of Tan 29 - the Telephone

##### Age 7 to 11Challenge Level

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

### World of Tan 16 - Time Flies

##### Age 7 to 11Challenge Level

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

### World of Tan 10 - Butterflies

##### Age 7 to 11Challenge Level

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