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Practical Activity. Triangles. Interactivities. Visualising. 2D shapes and their properties. Investigations. Symmetry. Squares. Quadrilaterals. Working systematically.

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Broad Topics > Angles, Polygons, and Geometrical Proof > Triangles

### Three Fingers and a Loop of String

##### Age 5 to 7 Challenge Level:

Using a loop of string stretched around three of your fingers, what different triangles can you make? Draw them and sort them into groups.

### Animated Triangles

##### Age 5 to 7 Challenge Level:

Watch this "Notes on a Triangle" film. Can you recreate parts of the film using cut-out triangles?

### Triangle or No Triangle?

##### Age 5 to 7 Challenge Level:

Here is a selection of different shapes. Can you work out which ones are triangles, and why?

### Name That Triangle!

##### Age 7 to 11 Challenge Level:

Can you sketch triangles that fit in the cells in this grid? Which ones are impossible? How do you know?

### Data Shapes

##### Age 5 to 7 Challenge Level:

Sara and Will were sorting some pictures of shapes on cards. "I'll collect the circles," said Sara. "I'll take the red ones," answered Will. Can you see any cards they would both want?

### Part the Polygons

##### Age 7 to 11 Short Challenge Level:

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

### Overlaps

##### Age 5 to 7 Challenge Level:

What does the overlap of these two shapes look like? Try picturing it in your head and then use the interactivity to test your prediction.

### Logic Block Collections

##### Age 5 to 7 Challenge Level:

What do you think is the same about these two Logic Blocks? What others do you think go with them in the set?

### Inside Seven Squares

##### Age 7 to 11 Challenge Level:

What is the total area of the four outside triangles which are outlined in red in this arrangement of squares inside each other?

### Folding Flowers 2

##### Age 7 to 11 Challenge Level:

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

### Posting Triangles

##### Age 5 to 7 Challenge Level:

If you can post the triangle with either the blue or yellow colour face up, how many ways can it be posted altogether?

### Cartesian Isometric

##### Age 7 to 11 Challenge Level:

The graph below is an oblique coordinate system based on 60 degree angles. It was drawn on isometric paper. What kinds of triangles do these points form?

### Rectangle Tangle

##### Age 7 to 11 Challenge Level:

The large rectangle is divided into a series of smaller quadrilaterals and triangles. Can you untangle what fractional part is represented by each of the shapes?

### Cut and Make

##### Age 7 to 11 Challenge Level:

Cut a square of paper into three pieces as shown. Now,can you use the 3 pieces to make a large triangle, a parallelogram and the square again?

### Fraction Fascination

##### Age 7 to 11 Challenge Level:

This problem challenges you to work out what fraction of the whole area of these pictures is taken up by various shapes.

### Six to Four

##### Age 5 to 7 Challenge Level:

Move four sticks so there are exactly four triangles.

### Sorting Logic Blocks

##### Age 5 to 11 Challenge Level:

This interactivity allows you to sort logic blocks by dragging their images.

### Paper Patchwork 2

##### Age 5 to 7 Challenge Level:

Have a go at making a few of these shapes from paper in different sizes. What patterns can you create?

### Regular Rings 1

##### Age 7 to 11 Challenge 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?

### Making Maths: Test the Strength of a Triangle

##### Age 7 to 11 Challenge Level:

Have you noticed that triangles are used in manmade structures? Perhaps there is a good reason for this? 'Test a Triangle' and see how rigid triangles are.

### Folding

##### Age 7 to 11 Challenge Level:

What shapes can you make by folding an A4 piece of paper?

### Transformations on a Pegboard

##### Age 7 to 11 Challenge Level:

How would you move the bands on the pegboard to alter these shapes?

### Diagrams

##### Age 7 to 11 Challenge Level:

A group activity using visualisation of squares and triangles.

### Triangle Island

##### Age 7 to 11 Challenge Level:

You have pitched your tent (the red triangle) on an island. Can you move it to the position shown by the purple triangle making sure you obey the rules?

### Jig Shapes

##### Age 5 to 11 Challenge Level:

Can you each work out what shape you have part of on your card? What will the rest of it look like?

### Putting Two and Two Together

##### Age 7 to 11 Challenge Level:

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?

### More Transformations on a Pegboard

##### Age 7 to 11 Challenge Level:

Use the interactivity to find all the different right-angled triangles you can make by just moving one corner of the starting triangle.

### Nine-pin Triangles

##### Age 7 to 11 Challenge Level:

How many different triangles can you make on a circular pegboard that has nine pegs?

### Cutting it Out

##### Age 5 to 11 Challenge Level:

I cut this square into two different shapes. What can you say about the relationship between them?

### Triangle Edges

##### Age 5 to 7 Challenge Level:

How many triangles can you make using sticks that are 3cm, 4cm and 5cm long?

### Triangle Animals

##### Age 5 to 7 Challenge Level:

How many different ways can you find to join three equilateral triangles together? Can you convince us that you have found them all?

### Colouring Triangles

##### Age 5 to 7 Challenge Level:

Explore ways of colouring this set of triangles. Can you make symmetrical patterns?

### Uncanny Triangles

##### Age 7 to 11 Challenge Level:

Can you help the children find the two triangles which have the lengths of two sides numerically equal to their areas?

### Matching Triangles

##### Age 5 to 7 Challenge Level:

Can you sort these triangles into three different families and explain how you did it?

### Seven Sticks

##### Age 5 to 7 Challenge Level:

Explore the triangles that can be made with seven sticks of the same length.

### Repeating Patterns

##### Age 5 to 7 Challenge Level:

Try continuing these patterns made from triangles. Can you create your own repeating pattern?

### Let's Investigate Triangles

##### Age 5 to 7 Challenge Level:

Vincent and Tara are making triangles with the class construction set. They have a pile of strips of different lengths. How many different triangles can they make?

### Triangle Shapes

##### Age 5 to 11 Challenge Level:

This practical problem challenges you to create shapes and patterns with two different types of triangle. You could even try overlapping them.

### Cut it Out

##### Age 7 to 11 Challenge Level:

Can you dissect an equilateral triangle into 6 smaller ones? What number of smaller equilateral triangles is it NOT possible to dissect a larger equilateral triangle into?

### Bracelets

##### Age 7 to 11 Challenge Level:

Investigate the different shaped bracelets you could make from 18 different spherical beads. How do they compare if you use 24 beads?

### Tri-five

##### Age 7 to 11 Challenge Level:

Find all the different shapes that can be made by joining five equilateral triangles edge to edge.

### Cutting Corners

##### Age 7 to 11 Challenge Level:

Can you make the most extraordinary, the most amazing, the most unusual patterns/designs from these triangles which are made in a special way?

### Chain of Changes

##### Age 5 to 7 Challenge Level:

Arrange the shapes in a line so that you change either colour or shape in the next piece along. Can you find several ways to start with a blue triangle and end with a red circle?

### Egyptian Rope

##### Age 7 to 11 Challenge Level:

The ancient Egyptians were said to make right-angled triangles using a rope with twelve equal sections divided by knots. What other triangles could you make if you had a rope like this?

### Walking Round a Triangle

##### Age 5 to 7 Challenge Level:

This ladybird is taking a walk round a triangle. Can you see how much he has turned when he gets back to where he started?

### Inside Triangles

##### Age 5 to 7 Challenge Level:

How many different triangles can you draw on the dotty grid which each have one dot in the middle?

### Peg and Pin Boards

##### Age 5 to 11

This article for teachers suggests activities based on pegboards, from pattern generation to finding all possible triangles, for example.

### Sticks and Triangles

##### Age 7 to 11 Challenge Level:

Using different numbers of sticks, how many different triangles are you able to make? Can you make any rules about the numbers of sticks that make the most triangles?

### Tessellating Transformations

##### Age 7 to 11 Challenge Level:

Can you find out how the 6-triangle shape is transformed in these tessellations? Will the tessellations go on for ever? Why or why not?

### Triangle Relations

##### Age 7 to 11 Challenge Level:

What do these two triangles have in common? How are they related?