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There are 12 NRICH Mathematical resources connected to Constructions, you may find related items under Transformations and constructions.

Broad Topics > Transformations and constructions > Constructions

Attractive Rotations

Age 11 to 14Challenge Level

Here is a chance to create some attractive images by rotating shapes through multiples of 90 degrees, or 30 degrees, or 72 degrees or...

The Farmers' Field Boundary

Age 11 to 14Challenge Level

The farmers want to redraw their field boundary but keep the area the same. Can you advise them?

Cool as Ice

Age 11 to 16Challenge Level

Design and construct a prototype intercooler which will satisfy agreed quality control constraints.

Age 7 to 14Challenge Level

What shape and size of drinks mat is best for flipping and catching?

Constructing Triangles

Age 11 to 14Challenge Level

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

Making Maths: Stars

Age 7 to 11Challenge Level

Have a go at drawing these stars which use six points drawn around a circle. Perhaps you can create your own designs?

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?

Mathematical Patchwork

Age 7 to 14

Jenny Murray describes the mathematical processes behind making patchwork in this article for students.

A Patchwork Piece

Age 7 to 11Challenge Level

Follow the diagrams to make this patchwork piece, based on an octagon in a square.

Yin Yang

Age 7 to 11Challenge Level

Can you reproduce the Yin Yang symbol using a pair of compasses?

LOGO Challenge 8 - Rhombi

Age 7 to 16Challenge Level

Explore patterns based on a rhombus. How can you enlarge the pattern - or explode it?

LOGO Challenge 2 - Diamonds Are Forever

Age 7 to 16Challenge Level

The challenge is to produce elegant solutions. Elegance here implies simplicity. The focus is on rhombi, in particular those formed by jointing two equilateral triangles along an edge.