Sequences of words are formed as follows:
The first word only contains the single letter A.
To get the next word in the sequence change each A in the previous word into B and each B in the previous word […]
Make a centre crease down the length of the paper then open it up.
Next fold one corner over and onto the centre crease so that the fold line passes through the corner next to it (on the short side of the paper).
Start to explore ideas of Fibonacci numbers and the golden ratio by copying the picture and drawing this spiral which is made up of quarter circles. Watch this inspirational video.
Then create your own elephant. The numbers in the centres of the squares give the radii of the quarter circles […]
A staircase has 12 steps. You can go down the steps one at a time or two at time.
You could go down 1 step, then 1 step, then 2 steps, then 2, 2, 1, 1, 1, 1 as in the picture.
In how many different ways […]
Can you find a way to fold a sheet of paper so that you can cut out the tangram pieces accurately […]
The picture shows the 7 pieces of the Soma Cube Puzzle. They are made from cubes glued together. Contrasting colours make the puzzle easier to solve as the aim is to assemble the pieces to give a chequerboard effect.
If you make your own puzzle then you can enjoy solving many more challenges. A large […]
We know birds come from eggs.
You can make many birds from the 9 puzzle pieces of the Magic Tangram Egg.
Break the egg and re-assemble the 9 pieces to hatch one of many varieties of birds.
Draw a circle with radius […]
When you turn this star around it looks exactly the same in 5 different positions so we say it has ROTATIONAL SYMMETRY of order 5.
Is it possible to draw a 6-pointed star in the same way […]
You are a detective and you have to discover what digits the question marks stand for. They can be any digit from 0 to 9 and they can be the same digit or different digits.
How will you find the missing digits?
What do you notice?
How many solutions are there to the calculations?
What clues […]
Where are the mirror lines (lines of symmetry)?
Which of your patterns also have rotational symmetry?