You could investigate your own starting shape. How many different triangles can they make? Here are some arrangements of circles. Ahmed is making rods using different numbers of cubes. In how many different ways can you break up a stick of 7 interlocking cubes?

Timing using non-standard and standard devices. Can you find out where the rectangle is? How could you extend your pattern on the right-hand grid? The published solutions to these tasks include a small ‘slip-up’. Interactivities to Make You Inquisitive Age 5 to 11 These activities all have interactive elements to arouse your curiosity! How many different ways can you do it? How many possible necklaces can you find?

Use the interactivity to find out how many quarter turns the man must rotate through to look like each of the pictures. They have a pile of strips of different lengths. Skeleton Shapes Age 5 to 7 Challenge Level: Sort the houses in my street into different groups.

## Visualising at KS1

This challenge involves eight three-cube models made from interlocking cubes. Making a Picture Age 3 to 5 Using everyday language to talk about shape and pfoblem.

Happy Halving Age 5 to 7 Challenge Level: Try some throwing activities and see whether you can throw something as far as the Olympic hammer or discus throwers. These pictures were made by starting with a square, finding the half-way point on each side and joining those points up. How many different shapes can you so,ving by fitting the four triangles back together?

## Properties of Shapes KS1

Age 5 to 7 We hope these tasks make you wonder what if? Always, Sometimes or Never? Watch this “Notes on a Triangle” film. How many different triangles can they make?

Can you see any cards they would both want? Carroll Diagrams Age 5 to 11 Challenge Level: Three children are going to buy some plants for their birthdays. Can you work out which ones are triangles, and why? Shadow Play Age 5 to 7 Challenge Level: How could you record what you’ve done? Triple Cubes Age 5 to 11 Challenge Level: This practical problem challenges you to make quadrilaterals with a loop of string.

# Playing with 2D Shape :

Which rod is twice the length of his first rod? Can you fill in the empty boxes in the grid with the right shape and colour?

He could then pay any sum of money from 1p to 15p without opening any bag. Shadow Play Age 5 to ,s1 Challenge Level: They will plant them within circular paths. Age 5 to 7 Challenge Level: More Ways of Showing Age 5 to These activities offer contexts in which children can engage in this ‘play’.

Discuss nricu Choose Age 5 to 11 Challenge Level: Explore ways of colouring this set of triangles. Age 5 to 7 Challenge Level: Tangram Tangle Age 5 to 7 Challenge Level: If you split the square into these two pieces, it is possible to fit the pieces together again to make a new shape.

You’ll need to work in a group on this problem. This feature for primary teachers ssolving together tasks with interactivities to stimulate learners’ curiosity.