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

Cut and Make

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?

Is a Square a Rectangle?

How many rectangles can you find in this shape? Which ones are differently sized and which are 'similar'?


Age 7 to 11
Challenge Level

How will you record the quadrilaterals you've made? You might like to print off this sheet to use.
You could try drawing quadrilaterals which have a side made by joining two pegs next to each other. How many different quadrilaterals can you make in this way?
How will you know when you've got them all?