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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?

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?

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.

Three Squares

Age 5 to 11
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What is the greatest number of squares you can make by overlapping three squares?

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.

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?

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!

Diagrams

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

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 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.

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?

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?

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!

Inside Seven Squares

Age 7 to 11
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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 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?

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?

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?

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.

World of Tan 25 - Pentominoes

Age 7 to 11
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Can you fit the tangram pieces into the outlines of the people?

Endless Noughts and Crosses

Age 7 to 11
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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 11
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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 11
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Can you fit the tangram pieces into the outlines of the convex shapes?

World of Tan 28 - Concentrating on Coordinates

Age 7 to 11
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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 11
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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 11
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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 11
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Can you fit the tangram pieces into the outlines of Mah Ling and Chi Wing?

Matchsticks

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

World of Tan 21 - Almost There Now

Age 7 to 11
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Can you fit the tangram pieces into the outlines of the lobster, yacht and cyclist?

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?

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.

Framed

Age 11 to 14
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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. . . .

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.

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?

World of Tan 3 - Mah Ling

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

World of Tan 7 - Golden Goose

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

World of Tan 6 - Junk

Age 7 to 11
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Can you fit the tangram pieces into the silhouette of the junk?

World of Tan 1 - Granma T

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

World of Tan 15 - Millennia

Age 7 to 11
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Can you fit the tangram pieces into the outlines of the numbers?

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 14 - Celebrations

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

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?

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 16 - Time Flies

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

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?